The area rug in our bedroom is so soft and snuggly that I always take a minute to let my feet make out with it before I actually get into or out of bed. Thought you should know.
I’m finally getting around to posting the before and after photos for the bedroom makeover that I completed when I was renovating the house we bought. Do a search for DIY or home makeover on the blog here and you can see the other rooms I completed. For the bedroom, I wanted to include a soft lavender because…wait for it…it’s my husband’s favorite color. I know. Don’t get me started. But I also know that we’ll be most likely selling the house within the next 10 years and I didn’t want to have to repaint the whole room, so I decided to put up some moulding and just paint lavender inside the boxes, keeping the rest a nice, light, neutral gray.
I started by scraping and painting the popcorn ceiling:
Then I taped off and painted lavender in the squares and grey everywhere else:
Next, I put up the moulding around the squares:
I also added crown moulding, which nearly killed me. Lastly, we changed out the light fixture and put in bamboo flooring, then decorated. I still want to frame the painting over the bed, and I need to make a piece of art for the wall you can’t see, but the rest I’m pretty happy with:
One more shot:
First, I giggled a little when I typed in the title because it sounds like they’re naughty paintings as opposed to just paintings I created for my bedroom. Tagging this post ought to be fun. Snicker. Anyway, I haven’t posted the bedroom makeover yet because I’m still working on getting it decorated in a way I can live with. Today I created 2 paintings to hang on the wall over the headboard in the cool greys and lavenders that the bedroom is painted in. Once they’re dry and I can photograph them properly, I’ll put up better pics, as well as the finished bedroom before and after photos. Anyway, for now, this is what I painted today:
Remember the dogwoods painting I asked everyone’s opinion about and then promptly ignored and totally revamped? Well, I had designed it specifically to cover a fugly window in my mom’s guest bedroom (where I sleep every month when I visit her). She’s been letting me totally makeover the bedroom, and it has turned into the mostest (spellcheck just tried to turn that into “moistest,” um, ew) peacefulest, cheerfulest bedroom EVER.
Now I kind of just want to live there instead of the pit of despair that is my apartment. Sigh.