So we’re very close to being done and I can’t wait anymore. We’re just waiting on a duvet cover and a chandelier.
My dream room was painted, new headboard, new art, new bedside tables, new corner chair and new picture frames (no pictures yet.) And when I say “new” I mean old. Everything in the room was thrifted, yard sale-d, or made by me.
The whole she-bang!
My bedside table:
The whole view:
The boyfriend’s bedside table:
Our pretty corner chair and “new” mirror:
I am loving my new room! It makes me want to re-do all the rooms in my house!
We picked up the doors this afternoon. It was the most stressful ride home ever. The back hatch wouldn’t shut on the car we’re driving and the doors wouldn’t fit all the way in. We tied it closed as best as we could, but I’m the type of person who likes to have all the doors closed on the car I’m riding in. 🙂
We unloaded the doors and I swept them down. They were being stored in an old barn, so they were pretty dusty and dirty. So far they look like so:
We are currently debating doing a light white-wash over them, just to clean them up a bit more.
So I’ve been steadily collecting things since my last post.
Last week I blogged that I had gotten some lamps and a chair to go in my dream room. This week has been as follows:
Old window frames for the walls:
New/Used table for the end of the bed as a “bench.”
It’s pretty awesome and has these cool claw feet:
I picked out my paint, its Behr’s Rain Washed… It’s a pale, blue green.
I’m going tomorrow to pick up some doors for my headboard. I found the ones in my last blog on Kijiji so I’ve bargained with them a bit and while I’m still paying too much for them, I’ve got to have them to complete the room.
My sister is going to do some artwork for another wall for us, so I’ve given her this as some inspiration:
I think I found some side tables today at the flea market, but I’m trying not to go tooooooo crazy buying stuff. I might have something usable around the house, or be able to find something at a yard sale tomorrow a little cheaper than the $75 they wanted at the flea market…
So, a while back I got a mantel off Kijiji. (For any American’s, Kijiji is your answer to Craigslist.) The Mantel was $20 and fits perfectly in my kitchen. I resolved when I bought it that I was going to decorate it with each season. This was my Winter Mantel:
I loved how festive it made the kitchen. But I had some trouble with the “Spring” mantel. What was springy? Flowers? Rain? Easter Bunnies? All totally fine, but not my style.
I made a trip to my local homesense hellbent on getting some mercury glass candle holders and ended up coming up with this: