Sorry to jump so quickly from one thing to another, but this week is all about redecorating my bedroom, so you’ll be hearing a lot about that for a bit. I snagged myself a beautiful new bed during the winter sales, which was sorely needed since my cheapass bottom-of-the-line IKEA bed was literally falling apart while I slept. I mean seriously, the slats would cave in in the middle of the night so I’d have to get up at 3am to lift my mattress and try to rearrange the slats.
Good. Riddance, crappy bed.
I have space issues and it’s not easy to move lots of stuff around, so taking the crappy bed out to make room for the nice bed was the best possible opportunity to paint my bedroom. I was never crazy about a white-and-cream bedroom anyhow, and it was getting a bit dingy (you can see the outline of where a painting hung in the photo above. Ugh.). I decided on a soft gray on three walls, the last wall and ceiling a nice, clean white.
There’s still one wall left, which will have to wait until the weekend. I (with my brother’s help) just couldn’t quite do it in a day. And since I’m really trying to make my bedroom a really soothing, lovely place to be (to help me sleep better, because that’s a recurring problem for me), I’m going to spend whatever time possible this week making pretty things for my new room. I’ll be making Liberty pillowcases like the ones I made my mother, some throw pillows, a Denyse Schmidt Scottie Dog, and maybe a lampshade if I get to it, though that might be a little ambitious. I’ll be sharing all these redecorating endeavors throughout the week!
I’ve even taken my curtains to the cleaners, but a draped vintage sheet does ok as an emergency curtain-replacement!