Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bedroom - Part 3

So, at this point I'm just hoping this isn't part three of 12 or 15...  This 'makeover' is definitely taking longer to finish than I'd hoped!

Anyway, just to show that I'm still working on it, here's the latest completed piece:

I finished the roman blind!  I love this fabric, and how it livens things up a bit.  Also love how the thick old window frame makes it look like a piece of framed art.

And that it does a great job blocking out the light (maybe too great?  I'm occasionally finding it a little too easy to sleep in now!)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Garbage Day (2nd Annual?)

Hey, look what I just found in the woods and brook beside my house:

Ok, ok, I know - another boring post about garbage.  But here's my point:  People who litter are selfish and lazy.  Please don't be one of them.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bedroom - Part 2

Last time around, I showed you the room I started with, and the new paint colour.  What I didn't show you was the VERY first update I made - the mattress.  It was a long time coming, but I finally bit the bullet a couple months ago and splurged on a super plush mattress.  I now think of it as my princess bed, because I feel like a princess every time I sleep in it (even now, months later!).  The cushiness just feels like luxury - definitely a worthwhile splurge!

Anyway, now it's time to add in some of the details.  What I wanted for this room was a warm and cozy retreat.  Layers of soft grays, taupes, and purple shades, with some modern and girly touches to balance things out (stay tuned for those).

First up, I needed bedding to go with the new colour scheme:

I couldn't find a duvet cover that I liked, in the right colour, for less that $70 (and most were more than that).  Since this bedroom makeover was on a serious budget (especially after the mattress splurge!), that just wouldn't do.  I made this one out of a couple of sheets, for about $15, so that fit the bill!


Oh, and check out the cute lamp I found, that had all the right colours on the shade:

Not only that, but it only cost me $5 (after using a gift card), AND it was short enough to fit under the slope of the ceiling - a tall order, as it turns out! :)

Still to come:  replacing the overhead light fixture, a little window dressing, and a small chair, perhaps?