Well, I suppose one really shouldn't wait almost seven weeks between posts when trying to start a blog, but eh, life happens. In truth, we just haven't done anything lately that was worth posting about. Our DIY and decorating plans are very much based on our financial situation, which has been pretty tight. Fortunately, we got a decent tax refund this year. And so, after putting the majority of it into savings should disaster strike, we took a little bit and used it to begin overhauling our master bedroom. Yay!
So this is what it has looked like for the past year or so. Yeah, I know. Pretty embarrassing, huh?
General clutter disaster aside, you'll note the unsightly paint splodge and holes on the wall where the previous owner had their TV. Then there's the nasty ochre shade with fringe on the window (also the previous owner's). Hard to believe we've lived here for 16 months, isn't it? And then of course we have the completely mismatched bed skirt, duvet cover, pillows and wall color. I think we've got olive green, lavender and sky blue all represented.
Anyway, we finally tackled this wreck of a room last week during Pete's spring break from school. Thanks to a lick of paint, some new bedding (purchased on clearance from J.C. Penney) and a major clear out it now feels much more "ahhhh."
Check it out...
We're not finished by any means, but at least we can get to our bed without tripping over my mountain of clothes. And the wall color is amazing! It's Pale Smoke by Benjamin Moore color matched to Glidden. We're thrilled with the results.
Now we're thinking about what window coverings we want, a new light fixture, a cozy seating area, a big rug, some photos and art on the walls. I also want to refinish that chest of drawers, too. It was a freebie we took off my brother and sister-in-law's hands. That, however, will be a different project for this summer.
If anyone has any suggestions for making this room even better, I'm all ears. I'm the first to admit I'm flying blind here. This is my first attempt at any kind of decorating beyond painting my childhood bedroom pastel peach and hanging Monet posters in my college dorm room. I welcome all the help I can get.