Well you know it's only temporarily final, right?
I'm constantly changing things out anyway - but for now - when there's so much else to do in this place it really IS a nice respite ( kind of depressing stepping out of it in the morning mind you and being confronted with 8 other rooms that look like crap )
So first of all I painted the walls white - and then I painted the floors white ( after my son and son in law sanded them )
and then I painted out the window frames - which did not go with the vision I had of this room whatsover...............and wallpapered
And then the decorating started.
Ok so now I'm going to start with the photo I used to draw you in lol - of the chair I redid a few years ago - and which I came OHSOCLOSE to redoing a couple of months ago ( before we found this place ) I'm actually thrilled I didn't because it words so perfectly in this room.
I paid 25.00 for it on Craig's List - it was a brown wood chair - and had an orange and green and brown flowered velvet fabric on it - it was horrid. I painted the entire frame grey and layered it with a white wash - then reupholstered ( and tufted the back with tiny silver buttons ) it in a black silk.
I put a little more grey in it last week so that there would be more contrast in it for this space - but It looks like it was made to go in this room!!! The basket was a typical colored basket that I spray painted white for the bedroom in our last house. The sash is overkill I know - I'm looking at it now and it looks like a basket girdle - it's being removed. Those blankets inside the basket are Soda's - she sleeps on our bed - so one of them get laid down on top of our blankets before she hops into bed :)
I think they were 2.00 each at Ikea
For those of you that have been following this renovation job - a lot of these photos are going to be repeats - sorry about that!
I don't have an " even " space for end tables beside the bed - because the window is not completely centered - and if I had to try to center things out visually - I at least wanted the window to be centered to the bed. I'm not sure I'll live with those tables for long - but for now it enables us to have a lamp on either side. ( I may install " swing " wall lamps on either side eventually ) but we're big readers so lighting off each side was a must.
But you didn't see the little carpet I found to go there
I spray painted the wreath black
John says - Did you paint the bloody wreath?
Suzan says - Yes I did - I like it better now
John says - It looks like it belongs in a funeral parlor
Suzan says - PERFECT - save it for mine - thanks
The cupboard doors were brown bifold doors - I simply painted them white
and because it was too complicated to adjust regular glass door knobs - I used large glass drawer knobs that I only had to screw in
this is the only before I can find
I added some bling to the cupboard wall with this sconce I've had for years now
and I place my Paris sign on the opposite side ( which Julie from Follow your heart wood working made for me ) she does incredible custom signs - if you haven't seen what she does - visit her please - you'll want to order something :)
On the opposite wall of the cupboards I hung up two black and white prints I also had on hand
You really don't need to know how many holes I may or may not have made in the freshly painted wall to get them to hang even -
You don't even have to know that I actually used a measuring tape and still was off by an inch a couple of times - but I'll tell you anyway
anyway - they look even
I KNOW I had three of them once upon a time - must have given one of them away - if anyone knows who inherited it - can I have it back? Please? Thank you.................
I put the black and white dresser ( that I painted while packing ) in the room
I'm only showing you a part of it because it has a t.v. sitting on it - and I can't move it just yet since it's the only place in the house we can actually watch it from :)
But here's a photo of it that I took when I painted it - use your imagination a little lol - it really does work lol
( the funny thing is I painted it with the hopes of making it a Kitchen Island - but you know how things change ) You can see that makeover HERE
Ok - what else?
Oh and then of course there's my ceiling light - found at Costco - while looking for shower doors -
I came home with the light - and no shower doors.................
I also found a black velour blanket / throw for 20.00 that I placed on the bench at the foot of the bed
Again, not sure about this
I always use black pillow cases for sleeping on - because I can't stand how dirty white ones get so quickly ( I shouldn't admit that, right? No one likes to think of dirty pillows ) but they DO get dirty fast lol - so I've mixed white ones with them - which are the ones we DON'T use.
The " bird " pillows I've had a while - they were in the living room in the last house - and will be put on the reading bench in the nook when it's done - for now they're ok on the bed
and that's about it folks - my new bedroom -
BEFORE ( SELLER'S MLS PHOTO )
Costs involved were as follows:
Curtains for nook ( I already had the ones in front of the bed )
( someone asked me for the exact color code - but I had already thrown out the packaging - and believe it or not I went through half the garbage before giving up - sorry about that - but they're from Target - and they're kind of a champagne color )
29.00 a panel - so 60.00
Overhead light - from Costco
Wallpaper - 49.99 a roll - ( I only needed 6 inches from the second roll - $*$(*&@ ) so
Primer for the floor - I used Zinsser Cover Stain -
30.00 x 2 ( It took 2 quarts )
Behr - Porch and Floor paint -
Rustoleum ( can - not spray - ) black for windows
Black " throw "
Small round rug
The rental of a floor sander ( if you rent it on a Saturday - it allows you 2 days for the price of one - since they're closed on Sundays ) It would have been far more cost effective to do more than one room at a time - but it just wasn't possible in this case - so I'll be renting it again next weekend for the office and the upstairs landing -
A Son and Son-in-law willing to do it for free - PRICELESS
So the total cost for this bedroom comes to just under 600.00 dollars -
I did most of my " shopping " from items I already had on hand.
And this post might have taken longer to write up than the actual makeover did LMHO
The dream of an all white house is slowly becoming a reality except by the time I'm finished I'll probably be ready to change it out and add color !!!
Now I'm going to jump into bed - curl up - and watch DOWNTON ABBEY!!!
You all have a wonderful Monday -
Much love, ( can you tell I like this photo? )
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