Mooooooving on now...
Let's talk about my current project: My Bedroom Makeover.
Now, we bought this house back in July of 2007, so we've lived here roughly 4 years. And I still have done nothing with my bedroom. This is what it looked like when we moved in:
|Opposite side - southeast corner.|
Over the years, stuff has gotten broken, or donated, or disappeared to God knows where, so I basically have just a shell of a room left. My carpet is badly in need of replacing thanks to a flu marathon of epic proportions that struck everyone in the house, except for me. I had 7 down (including Scott) at once, for four days of a puke and poop fest. To deal with it, I literally laid them all out on the floor in sleeping bags with whatever I could find for them to throw up in and made the rounds that way. Sometimes they hit the target, sometimes they didn't. It was LOVELY to say the least. And even though I cleaned it up and hit it with resolve, the carpet never looked the same again. Yuck. Needless to say, we're going back to hardwood floors - which I hope are in decent shape beneath it. On the bright side, the window A/C is out of the window. LOL!
I have only rearranged our room once, putting the big chest of drawers where the bed was, the vanity over where the tall dresser was, the bed where the vanity was, and the tall dresser where the flower stand was. Yesterday, I moved it all back. I must be getting older because by the time I was done pushing and shoving, grunting and groaning (Don't let your mind go there, people!), I felt like I had run a marathon.
Since I've been focusing on other parts of the house since June, I have NADA for this. And I have NO CLUE where to start. And do I dare mention that my budget is pretty much ZERO? I'm pretty sure it can be done with just what I have around the house or stored in the attic, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. I have a good idea what I want, but I'm always so terrible about turning a vision into reality.
I've moved the rocker I originally intended the bedroom up there yesterday, along with the end tables that I painted the same color...
Ivory/Cream is my main color with this green as the accent. I will probably throw some varying shades of blue in there, as well. But this is about as far as I've gotten. And this is what I'm going for:
|Everyone recognizes this beauty from Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors.|
Yes, I know that all these rooms are white. I would LOVE for my room to have white linens, but I'm also a realist. I want my room to look this beautiful every day. I'm not going to only pull my linens out to stage for my blog. And I totally realize that white + kids = disaster waiting to happen. We still have little ones that climb into bed with us if they're sick (puke happens) and our youngest comes in a lot "just because" and very occasionally he still has accidents at night. Ivory just seems like a better choice for us at this time. I'll have white one day, just not today. :)
So, I'm asking for your help. I need some super cute, super cheap ideas to make this room a reality. I also realize that it will probably take months and months of looking at thrifts, GW, or wherever to get the complete look I'm going for. So, help a girl out and give me some advice for some things I can do now, on the cheap, to get a start on it. :)
I know y'all will give me some super ideas and I look forward to hearing them. Ya know why? Cuz y'all rock! ;)