Our bedroom is having an identity crisis. I have never spent a lot of time figuring out what needed to be done in there, so the poor room has been neglected. I did a painting for Dave, but now I feel like that color scheme is just not working. We can move that painting somewhere else- like the upstairs hallway or Dave's office.
Here is the deal- the walls are a light grey. The carpet is grey (a berber and quite new). Our furniture is nice wood furniture- light wood color. I like our bedspread and it is in good condition- denim. I really do not feel like painting and want to leave those basic things. So I have decided on browns and greys. That sounds a little muted for our house, but as you can see by the picture- there are a lot of fun patterns out there in those colors. My budget for this project is very small.
My first plan of action- pillow cases and pillows.
#1 trip to Goodwill- scope out the pillows and pillowcases
#2 trip to target/TJ Maxx/Ross
#3 beg my mom to sew some pillowcases for me if I can't find any
I am thinking a lot of pillows in brown/white/and gray prints will make for a cozy bed, and start the room on it's way to the new personality.
Second: New painting above the bed. This one will showcase the words to a song that Dave wrote for me (That's What Your Love is Like to Me)
#1 Look for a Michael's coupon so I can get the canvas half off
Or #2 Think of something else really clever to paint on....
The bedside table needs to be redone.
#1 Go to Archivers with the coupon from an e-mail today and buy some patterned paper in the browns
#2 decoupage the top of the table and drawer
Repaint the Mirror
Repaint and decoupage the bench
Cover the lampshade with paper.
Cover mini blinds with fabric as seen here. I think this is the best idea I have seen in a long time.
I have that bee in my bonnet that tells me this is going to start happening sometime soon. I really need a break from the kitchen. The stove back splash will have to wait.
Honestly, our bedroom needs some attention. It is not the cozy place we want it to be- I am hoping that some pillows, paper and fabric can make a big difference for little money.
decorative pillows, pillowcases- $20 (hoping Goodwill pulls through for me and maybe a good sale)
paper for lamp, table, bench-$10
fabric for mini blinds- $20
fabric glue for the mini blind project- $5?
canvas- $10 (with coupon)
$65--- can we do it???? I will let you know.....