January 31, 2013

My Bedroom Redecorating Saga

I decided more than a year ago to redecorate my bedroom.   It was looking tired and being in the basement without a lot of natural light, it felt a little dreary.  It was painted a sagey green from Martha Stewart and the closet was covered with tan silk drapes.  Oatmeal carpet, dark wood furniture and a brown iron bed frame all added to the dull effect.

Then I found a pair of drapes in the deep discount bin from Fabricland...


Then I found a paint colour from Farrow and Ball that I liked...


Lulworth Blue

and then I bought a gorgeous pillow from Cindy's Etsy store, Custom Comforts...


Well that just sealed the deal and my plan for a blue and white bedroom was born.  I kept picking up bits and pieces for the room.  A silver dish for a candle holder, a bright green lamp to add a jolt of colour, and a pink chair to be recovered.  I planned to paint the furniture white and sold the brown iron bed frame.

But then, I never went any farther.  At first, I thought it was because I was busy with other things. But something was stopping me.  I decided it would be a good cold weather job (too hot all summer to paint in the basement and I needed to work in the garden).  I took down the closet drapes and got rid of them.  Surely that would spur me on.  No such luck.  Then Christmas was approaching and I was too busy to think about starting a big project.

Well now it is January and I still haven't made any moves so I sat down and really examined my feelings to determine what was preventing me from picking up my paint brush.....

To be continued....

Julie

5 comments:

  1. We just moved 'back home' to north Alabama and I'm tackling a renovation of the entire house we bought. That blue is very inspiring and would look beautiful in our bedroom, too. So glad I found your blog! -- Jan P.S. I hope you have a chance to drop in my site: fleaChic.com

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  2. I love the colors, I love the pillow..... What ARE you waiting for?

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  3. Hi Julie, love that color, perfect for a bedroom I think......gorgeous pillow, so pretty, Francine.

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  4. Oh Julie - that sounds like me!! I am an Interior Designer and would you believe my kitchen is dark wood cabinets with gold Formica? I just can't get started. But, that is going to be my Spring project (I think).

    Judy

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  5. I am beginning redecorating my house and love the ideas! I really want to make
    my basement a fun place to hang out. I want to look adorable but also have functional
    benefits and maybe even a mini refrigerator!

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