I told you I’d take pictures when I could. So I did it. But be forewarned that it’s still messy.
Someone once told me and I’ll tell you…”If you want to see me, come anytime…if you want to see my house, call ahead.” So today we’re gonna pretend that you’re here reading because you want to have this chat with me about how to beautify my bedroom…not coming with the expectation of seeing something perfectly put together. Ok…now that’s out of the way…moving on.
This is my room. And all of it’s challenges. I’ll tell you some of what I like and what I don’t.
I think I like the stripes that we painted. I say I think that I like them because I really do think that I do, but I’m also not sure if it’s just that it was so laborious to paint them that I have some unknown reluctance to paint over it all. I kinda think I want the whole room to be gray…..or maybe just the headboard gray? The trim meeds to be painted white also…it’s still antique white (tan-ish) like when we moved in. I bought the headboard for $75 at a consignment sale and I actually really like the shape…the color however I think is HIDEOUS for what I want this room to be. I’m thinking of putting a “W” for our last name in the circle….hmmm.
I also LOVE the little sofa at the end of the bed. The shape is adorable, the tufting divine, and I love the fabric on it too even though here it’s just looking plain brown. It has a grayish bluish dot on it and is darling.
We don’t have an overhead light here or even a wired box…which is $250ish to put in…just the wiring…that’s not including the fixture. SO I rewired the old dining room chandelier (which was too small for the dining room anyways) and hung it in the corner on my side of the bed.
See what I’m talking about with the dormers. Not wide enough for drapery and my husband is really almost vehemently opposed to any treatment on them at all. Mostly because he’s 6’6″ and anything even kinda covering the window seems like an imposition to his ability to look out. I told him they’d only cover maybe an inch or so under the top of the window moulding, but he’s still not convinced. And that one spot with the messily covered dresser…well that dresser is the only thing I can think to put there! (and we need the storage of it too!)
And then there’s this EYESORE! The TV and it’s messy looking cabinet. Can’t be too deep though because the dormer is right there too. I moved a bookshelf into it so that my hubby’s book collection wasn’t immediately viewable as you walked into the room (as it used to be close to his side of the bed and just looked cluttered all the time RIGHT when you walked into the room.
I found it on Craigslist for $30 (along with a headboard that I’m currently making into a bench) and it was hideOus-O! I was going to sand it down and then paint it, but once I started sanding I realized it had layers of olive paint, and cream paint, and taupe paint….you have to work your tootsie off to achieve patina like that, so I worked with it and love the end result. The knobs on the top continue to elude me though…can’t seem to find ones that I love (which is why there are 2 different ones now…neither of which is speaking to me.)
<—–I also love this other piece…which serves as my bedside table. I’ve had it since I was a kid and there’s something about it that I just love. I even actually like the hardware on it…there’s a light blue ball in the center of each handle…love!
Oh, and PS. I don’t like the rug in here at all. My mom gave it to me as a loaner and it’s like 10×14, so even if I just put a piece of decent bound carpet, I’m still in for like $300 or more buckaroos. For now though it’s at least something soft to stand on.
That’s how I want my room to feel! But I still think I might like the walls a lighter gray for me.
SO what do you all think?!
PS. After looking through my paint deck, I think I’ve decided I need to paint, and the color I think I need to paint is this…Benjamin Moore HC-172….Revere Pewter.