This past week hubby was gone for training so I had the bedroom (and kids) to myself. I thought it would be a brilliant time to redecorate our bedroom!
Over the last while I have been working on smaller redo projects for the bedroom, but still hadn’t taken the leap with the can of paint I had sitting downstairs. It all just seemed a daunting task!
So while the kids were at school (and Aiden occupied himself around the house) I got to work. Our room was repainted when we got the flooring put in years ago, but now it was outdated and definitely time for a change. Remember yellow walls?
Yup. We had them. Loved them then, but the colours are CLEARLY old!!! LOL
And the mirror was used as a hanger for photos for craigslist ads….. oy!
Those brown curtains? Look what the sun did to them!
I am actually going to hang onto them because Alyssa thought they looked really cool, and in fact they could make some fun beanbag chairs for the rec room!
First up, I needed to prime the walls. I didn’t want the yellow giving the new paint yellow undertones. NOT what I was looking for!
I went with what I had, a darker grey tinted primer.
This part was quite exciting! And tedious…… and I got to sleep in the middle of my room that night while it dried.
Day two? The real paint! YAY!!!!!!
I really dislike edging, so to break it up I drew on the walls and then covered it up again. Yes, I get bored painting walls sometimes!
Day three the walls were all painted and the room was readied for the bed….. notice the sheers and new white backed curtains??? No more sunbleaching anything!
Now it was time to bring in the bed….
I was looking for my original photos of the bed in picasa, but couldn’t find them! I kept scrolling back…..and scrolling back……and scrolling back some more……oh look! I started working on it last September!!!!
We had bought a second hand, run of the mill, every day pine sleigh bed last year and it was my intention right away to paint it. Because I find these beds kind of boring in pine! At least in my room, anyways. So one fine day last September I hauled it outside and slapped on a coat of white primer…
But I wanted to paint it a dark colour, so during the winter I brought it out indoors and slapped on another tinted primer (the very same I used on the walls!).
Looking at it then it still seemed very plain to me, so I picked up some molding trim at Home Depot and glued it on after it was cut down to size!
I didn’t take a shot of the trim, and I was too
lazy tired to get up and do that for this post, so this crop will have to do. It adds quite a nice touch to it!
The final paint:
The finished bedroom!
I was completely blown away by the difference in rooms….. I was so excited to sleep in my first real bed frame ever!!!!! Yes, sad but true. It has always been a metal bed frame until this past week.
My favourite things?
This beautiful dresser we picked up a while ago…. new to us, with gorgeous lines and finish. I knew it would look splendid in the new room!
Except for the gold hardware. Just a little glaring against a grey wall.
So off they came…
out came the spray paint, and the recycled drawer pulls!
I apologize for the first very blurry photo of the dresser…..it must have been from one of my lesser quality cameras… :oP
My necklace hanger is on the wall!
And here is my earring holder I wanted to share with you!
It is an unused mirrored candle holder that has always been sitting on top of the dresser….one day I decided to hang earrings from it for something unusual, and I loved how it turned out!
And my perfume bottle holds my bracelets….. :o)
My most favourite little thing in the room though has to be this shelf….
I have a little thing for birds this year it seems, and I bought the green bird specifically for this room because it matched my sheets perfectly!!!!
I love these two little birds……… they make me happy. :o)
I still have a smaller black and white quilt in the works for on the bed, but I will share that another day! Or month….whenever it gets done. Finally. :oP