Bedroom makeover (halfway through...)
One room that has had very little attention so far is our bedroom. The downstairs spaces got painted, etc. first, since they are the most visible. The bedroom was painted an icky medium blue color when we moved in. Blech. Here are the before pics...
When we first moved in...
It had no identity for quite some time. Then I brought back the old padded headboard I made a while back... I took off the yellow print cover and went back to the tan.
I wanted to paint the room, either a pale neutral (super pale grey or beige? White?) or maybe pale, pale blue. I am a white comforter person--I love comforters, and for a long time we've had a white comforter cover on a big comforter on the bed. It's a classic look, but I was getting bored. What really helped me make a decision about the paint was finally buying a new quilt!
I found this Cynthia Rowley quilt on clearance at Marshall's. It was a little more than I had hoped to spend, but so cute! And my fiancé loves it. Apparently floral and paisley is not too girly for him. And it matched some pillows I already had! I made the tan/ivory ones and the aqua quilted ones are West Elm via Goodwill.
I had planned, and still plan, to recover the headboard again. Not tan this time. So I'm still unsure about the wall color! But for now, I just couldn't stand that icky blue, so I mixed up a couple paint colors I had left over from other rooms. White, pale blue, and tan... turned in to a nice pale blue. I painted the walls.
I forgot one thing--paint dries darker. As I finished painting the bedroom last weekend, I realized, "wait... I don't like this color!" It's too blue, too strong a color. I wanted paler. Oh, well. Also, I didn't mix enough!! I painted only three walls of the bedroom!! Aaack! See the wall on the left is the new color, and the one on the right is the old?
So, the room is better than before but still not done. I will paint it again sometime in the general future... here's the "after" but only halfway through!
(I don't love it but it is very peaceful when the sun comes through the curtains...)
I am also still working on the side table situation! Right now I have (three) Pier 1 mirror tables... they aren't too functional but go with the gold frames.
I love bedding and bedrooms and have a feeling this room will be a work in progress for a long time. Siiiigh...