i figured it was high time to give a little update on the 2014 house list (i mean it is only july).
my bedroom has been a nightmare for years.
it has been three different colors for around 4 years – the art has never been right, the furniture layout had been the same for over 20 years, it just never felt like my room but my parents room.
with a fresh coat of paint on the walls and a move in furniture, it looks completely different.
there is still a lot to be done in here – a lot; but i no longer cringe when i walk in.
it is slowly starting to feel like an oasis, and that is what i want.
i want a place i can come in, crash, relax and unwind.
i find myself using the love seat to do my devotionals, reading, converse with friends (am i the only one who hangs out with people in their room?) some blog work, etc.
let’s take a look back at some “before” pictures shall we (so i can feel better about the small progress).
i’ve had a few people tell me they miss the flower mural – i might do something again…in another room in the house, it was a lot of fun to paint and definitely added a little extra umph.
excuse the lighting in the pictures below.
it was a cloudy day outside and after 6pm when i decided to take them.
also i stink at interior lighting.
(which means that the paint color looks green/blueish in certain pictures instead of the nice gray that it is; the second and third pictures are a really accurate depiction of the true color.)
i also did not clean for these pictures.
you’re getting to see all the old art laying against the walls, bags on the floor, etc.
i figured if there was going to be an “in progress” picture it needed to really reflect where i am.
(which is currently stuck). // trying to figure out what to put on the walls = tough as crap.
paint color | stone mill by BEHR in eggshell
curtains | cotton canvas printed from west elm (on clearance now!)
bedding | target
flower lights | world market (years ago)
bedroom set | great grandmothers from the 1920-30s
love seat | from my grandmother
metal deer head | michaels (home goods)
// hang mirror above dresser.
// figure out what to do with artwork above love seat.
// art work flanking the right side of the room when you walk in.
// de-clutter dresser (aka find a home for all of my crap).
// move love seat out from the wall (?)
// move deer head – it is just currently on a nail that would not come out of the wall.
// new comforter set. (current one is older and getting dingy)
// hang bamboo curtains and toss broken roll blinds.
// rug at the foot of my bed?
// move tall jewelry holder.
// art on either side of window?
// hardwood flooring (WAY DOWN THE ROAD)
and let’s not discuss the other side of the room (the vanity/sink/closet/bathroom area). while it is partially painted (everything but where the toilet/shower is) it is a hot mess of crap.
& looking at my for the home | pinterest board…i’ve come to realize i like a lot of white/airy spaces – and statement pieces – now how to make that translate into my bedroom (and home) on a tight budget is going to wind up being hilarious.