This last week I painted our bedroom a calming light gray.
|The choices on the wall pre-painting|
My sweets was thrilled to use his new Miter Saw that Santa brought him, so he cut and installed all of my chair rail in about 2 hours, using his handy dandy pneumatic nail gun.
*** Note- while it is so adorable to have your little guy want to follow and imitate his daddy, I recommend he not watch when your husband is nailing things into the wall with pneumatic tools and/or setting the nails in later. Your son will most likely decide to take daddy's hammer and anything else that even remotely resembles his tools to your newly painted walls and create his own new holes for you. Enjoy***
I am so pleased with the way it turned out. We still need to install our picture frame moulding, and will show pics once that is up.
I have painted my two Better Homes lamps that I found on clearance at Walmart for $9 (after picture coming soon),
I have purchased fabric to recover the perfect drum lamp shades that I found for $2 each at the DI, I have purchased fabric for my shams and accent pillows, and have decided on my fabric to extend my plain white canvas curtains (but like any good thrifty girl am waiting for the upcoming 50% discount at Joann's on home fabrics plus the additional 10%)
|PKaufmann Cross Section in Charcoal, can be purchased online here|
Since you can't take the fabric samples home with you, I always like to bring the coordinating fabrics/ items with me. Here I snapped a quick shot in the store with my curtains, paint swatch, and bed skirt.
I love the masculine touch that the geometrical print brings into the mix. I don't want my sweets to feel overwhelmed by an all girly bedroom, so one of my main goals for this makeover has been to create a harmonic fusion of masculine and feminine.
Hands down the most time consuming (and stressful) part of this makeover has been my night stands. I found these unbelievable Henredon solid wood night stands on KSL and wanted to create a look similar to this one by Little Green Notebook
and this one by Recaptured Charm.
Even though both of these talented gals have provided dummy proof tutorials, I still wanted to attempt my own versions and have seriously redone these about 5 times now. I'm ready to croak. I think I am almost there. I don't even dare show you pictures of the process yet until I have a gorgeous after picture and you can laugh with me at the horrible in between shots. Right now however, it's not all that funny to me.
So there you have it. In less than a week I have torn my whole bedroom apart and tried to tackle every single component of the room at one swift go rather than slowly working on each agenda one at a time. I just pray that it all comes together the way that I imagine it in my crazy mind, and that it comes together soon. Pray for me people.