Friday, August 5, 2011
Lately, it felt old and dated and I knew that putting dark carpet under the dark paint just wasn't going to work for me. What I really wanted was board and batten, but I'm not super handy, don't have the proper tools, or the budget right now for what I want. So I decided to "fake" it the best I could with a little paint. Two coats of primer and a coat of paint later the room is so much lighter and brighter. Best of all, this makeover cost nothing (except for the new carpet that was going in anyway.) I already had the paint and the linens. You can't beat that price.
Please ignore the fact that I haven't gotten around to moving the large map (of Paris) up above the headboard, I plan to get it done eventually, I swear.
I'd better make this last song a good one. Matt Bauer is a new discover of mine this week. He's a bearded guy (you know me and scruffy musicians, swoon) with a beautiful voice, who sings songs that make me stop everything just to list. Take a listen to his Don't Let Me Out: