You guys gave me super awesome advice on my last post! Many, many ideas confirmed the direction I figgered I needed to go to rid myself of the Minecraft face. And many of you gave me other ideas that I hadn't even thought of! What great readers I have...THANK YOU for your input! It's that kind of give and take that makes me love blogging....
So, because I'm a weirdo, I started painting my bedroom yesterday. While I was in the midst of 3 other projects. Yeah. Here's after the first coat:
Then I ran outta paint. Of course I did.
A few suggested I use a pale aqua, and I seriously considered it. In the end, I decided to stick with a warm, creamy beige because most of the rest of my house is already pale aqua (Martha Stewart's Spring Rain), plus my previous bedroom was aqua and I wanted something different.....although there will be plenty of aqua in this room. For instance...
My beloved, faded, chippy shutter....delicious against the new wall color:
Fabrics I'm hoping to utilize....and more shutters:
And get this....a friend who does renovations was installing our water filter yesterday and brought me 2 circa 1904 windows for free that just happen to be exactly the right size to hang below those
ANNNDDDD...hubster and I made a trip to the ReStore today and found 3 old wooden louvered closet doors to make a headboard. We paid a whooping $14 with tax. If y'all are lucky, I'll try to remember to take pics as we build it if you'd like to try your hand at constructing a $14 king size headboard.
So....I have my work cut out for me over the next week before we take off for a 10 trip to warmer climes (Orlando, FL). I'll try to get as much painting, building, sewing, frouffing done as I can. I usually don't mess with the master bedroom till all the other areas are done, but since it's right off the main living area where God and everyone can see it, I wanted to make it awesome from the get go. Again, thanks SO much for your input! I am excited for how the room will take shape.
PS: I also painted my entryway and a chalkboard wall, I'm painting my soon-to-make-an-appearance grandbaby #2's room next door, and I'm preparing another chalky paint brand review, so ::cottage instincts:: is back on the playing field :)