Monday, October 8, 2012

Trading Spaces

With some help from my friends, I decorated our bedroom (note that I did not just say redecorated our bedroom, because that would incorrectly imply that it had been decorated before).

The bed is actually the crooked element in this photo.  The right side is resting on some wires and I need help to lift it and move them...  BJ and I will take care of it eventually.  Also, the tables are not the same height and it annoys me, but it can't be helped (unless I get another cheapo bookshelf for my side of the bed, but then I wouldn't have a drawer for my jammies).

I finally got the picture hung straight, and I realized that it was not evenly spaced above the bed.  Instead of moving it again I just moved the bed over a little more.  HA!  Take that, HGTV!

Ok, so that's blurry and it shows all the mess where I just haphazardly tossed stuff on top of the bookshelf so that I could hang all the things, but it shows the metal art piece that I got for that little piece of wall.  The colors in it match the colors in the painting perfectly.  

The best part is that the painting on the wall brings in the red in the carpet without making the whole room look like a French bordello.  I mean, not that there's anything with being in a French bordello, it's just not the look I was going for.

After living here for almost 10 years, our room is finally done.  Mostly.  Now all I need to do is get a couple of new dressers and nightstands to replace the hand-me-downs from my cousin that I've had for 20 years.  

Baby steps.

I moved the lamps that used to be in there (they were way too big) into the living room, where they make a lot more sense.  

In other news, I've decided to stick with black shutters.  We ordered the cool concrete stuff to re-do the porch, and it should be here in a couple weeks.

I need more candles.  Candles and earrings went away when the babies came, and I haven't gotten them back out.  Jack is almost big enough to handle both, I think.

Part of the reason it took so long is because I totally lack confidence when it comes to stuff like this.  Do you like decorating?


Rob Monroe said...

Love the new look! We've been in our new place for months now and I still don't have pictures hung!!

Bev said...

I love decorating and Rich does too...that's the only kind of shopping he will do willingly. We usually agree but, when we don't, he acquiesces on colors and fabrics while I always give in to his choice on things like lighting that involves rewiring the house.

In every house we've owned, our bedroom was the last to be decorated...sometimes it was years after the rest of the house. Why is that?

Your bedroom looks great...lucky you to have friends with such good taste!

renee said...

We are currently in the process of moving into the new place. Since so many of the rooms have wallpaper, I'm going to be in Hell until I have the time, energy, and money to strip the wallpaper off and repaint. I'm looking forward to the finished product. But until rooms are painted, I REFUSE to hang pictures up since I'll have to just take everything back down again. And since it will make everyone nuts, I'm pretty sure I can get help painting in the rooms that don't have wallpaper.

Funny thing, one of the rooms that I can paint immediately is our bedroom. At least I can have a place that doesn't drive me completely nuts...once all the damn boxes and bookcases are put away.