My most recent obsession has been our master bedroom. This room has come a loooong way. Lets do a little recap here.
This is what our room looked like when we bought our house almost 3 years ago:
Bleh. And yes, that is a tiny little Avery on our bed, we had green walls and a green bed for about a year. The walls were painted green by the previous owner, and we somehow already had that ghastly green bedding.
A lot too much green going on there. And those cabinets! I wanted to rip them out when we 1st moved in, but then I quickly realized how much we desperately needed every square inch of storage those beastly cabinets offered. Mid-Century home problems.
So we grew weary of the green everywhere theme and decided to paint it this color:
Instant painters remorse. I hated it the second we finished. It made everything look dingy and it made those cabinets stand out even more. Bleh again.
So about 6 months too long, later, I painted it this color (notice I said I, I decided to leave Steve out of the paint picking process and painted while he was at work so he would be surprised when he got home. Paint color #3:
We lived in our yellow ugly room for a year and a half. Last month I changed everything. I was sick and tired of hating being in our room. I got to busy scheming and stuff and here is how she looks now:
I also painted the walls Benjamin Moore Intense White, which is a really soft gray color. I love it. No painters remorse...it only took the 3rd try.
The bedding. Oh kantha quilt, how I love thee. I bought the quilt from Ebay. It came straight from India. It is called a Kantha Quilt, and it is made out of used sari's and hand quilted, like a lot of hand quilting and piecing together. I love it. Steve was worried that it would smell like curry. Seriously, that was his biggest concern, not the flowers, the possibly curry smell. (It didn't smell by the way). Got it for $45. The black and white pillow you probably recognize from Ikea. Yay, Ikea!
Eventually I want books to like the entire area underneath that window, but it will take some time to collect all those.
I also got rid of my bedskirt. I hate bedskirts. They are always shifting in the wrong place and just generally annoying. So I upholstered my box spring in the same fabric as my headboard to create some uniformity. I love how it turned out.
I also had this area to deal with, my office area since Heidi's entrance in our home kicked our office into our room. Here is the desk before:
I also got rid of that black tall dresser we had in there. That was our 1st piece of furniture we bought together. We even painted it together when we were engaged. But I was over it. So I sold it on CL for $65. It took a whopping 20 minutes to sell and I had about 6 more people wanting it. Who knew those dressers were in such demand?
Again, CL came through for me and I found this dresser for $50. I loved the mid-century vibe it adds to the room, and I also love how it makes our room look bigger because it is shorter than our black dresser. More wall space, yay. I painted it a nice deep blue (it looks sort of bright in this picture, but it really is a nice deep blue, promise).
Speaking of money, after selling stuff and using that money to put back into the room the grand total came to $167.00. (Includes paint, primer, sealing wax, polycylic, fabric, pillows, wall art, everything is included).
Anyway, so there you have it, the story of our bedroom. A happy ending.