Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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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:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Friday I shared some before pictures from my master bed and bathroom and I've finally gotten around to taking some after shots. I, still haven't hung a single piece of art on the wall and the curtains haven't been hung, so I guess these aren't true after shots, but they are the best I have.
The carpet turned out great, it scared me at first because it was so much darker than what I had before, but after a day or two I'm loving it. I still have to deal with the two holes in my living room wall that the furniture movers left me with. I'm convinced there is no house project that can be done without something going wrong.
The walls are a blue/green/grey mix from Martha Stewart called Winter's Day. I've fallen so in love with this color I think I'm going to use it to freshen my living room. It comes off as a neutral, and changes in different light. The duvet is a rust/orange color and came from West Elm (no longer in stock.)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Last week I was reading some of my favorite design blogs and saw the Pinterest Challenge that had been issued by three of my favorites Sherry of Young House Love, Katie of Bower Power and Emily of Secrets of a Stylist. The challenge was just the motivation I needed.
She was with us at Ikea when I purchased the light - and I'm happy to say she noticed the light in a display and mentioned she liked it. (I think this girl has a future in design, she loves Ikea and will grab my hand to show me her favorites, and her taste is surprising modern. She also loves to look through fashion magazines picking out the gowns she likes best.)
I'm happy with the way it turned out and can't wait to see it hung in her room. I'm now looking forward to trying out some of the other ideas I've pinned.
Did anyone else out there participate in the challenge? Wondering what Pinterest is, want to follow my boards, or need an invitation? If you do, let me know I'll send you an invitation.
I watched Eat Pray Love this weekend (thanks Kristine!) and have been humming this song every since.
Eddie Vedder - The Long Road