Friday, July 19, 2013

Before and after: Bedroom

Continuing with my "Before and After" series (last week was the front hall, and the week before was the living room), this week I give you: the bedroom. This is a relatively small space that we've crammed a lot of furniture into, so it still isn't as optimal as I'd like. But I still think it's come a long way from where we started, and it's a place that I'm happy to fall asleep and wake up in every day.

Here's a shot of the bedroom from the door to the room as it used to be:

And now the same shot as things stand today:

And here's a better look at the side wall that's partially visible in the right of the above photo (to the left of the bed is a wall with another window):

(things are a bit cramped, but we're doing what we can with what we've got)

Projects included:
Painting the bedroom -- one yellow accent wall, the other three walls light gray
Moving around the furniture so that the armoire is on the opposite wall (pictures below) and the dressers are along the side wall
Finding matching lamps (over the course of several years) and painting them white
Making art out of vintage doilies to hang on either side of the bed
Removing the ceiling fan blades and installing a new drum shade
Painting the table lamp my stepdad gave me gold (was originally black)
Making a starburst mirror out of paint stirrers
Making moroccan lanterns out of pasta sauce jars

And here's the opposite wall as it was right before we painted the room (ignore me looking terrible in the mirror reflection...this is right as we were starting to prep the room for painting...):

And now:

Projects included:
Painting and stenciling the armoire that used to be next to the bed
Painting the small jewelry armoire (and adding colorful contact paper inside)
Making a frame to hold my earrings out of a corkboard and chicken wire
Making a gallery wall by slowly adding things over time (here, here, here) using white frames (often painted)

Given the space constraints, I think we're doing a decent job and it definitely feels like a huge improvement over what it used to be!

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