February 19, 2011

Lame BR

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 My bedroom is yuck. It's an homage to the early eighties, and I can't think of much good to say about the early eighties when it comes to residential architecture. It's also a rental, so I can't rip out the fake wood paneling or the salt and pepper fake brick fireplace surround. Sometimes I don't care one whit. Sometimes I need a redo. Today is one of those days and this is what I'm thinking.

Paint is an amazing invention and I'm thinking high gloss bright white. If you've read me long, you know that we are perched in the shadow of a mountain. That means no direct light for much of the year and still buried in four feet of snow. No more dark walls. I am O-fficially over it. I am also all about color. So this sun colored yellow is singing to me. It's singing 'window trim'. Loudly. It will nicely accentuate the dingy carpet.

And we need a headboard. Have for years. I'm not sure about the love business, it seems too perfect, but maybe so. We have a stash of barn wood that Matt has been hauling around for longer than is healthy. It's hundred year old heart pine from his mom's barn and it's scattered throughout the house. Here, for example. It would work nicely for the headboard. I really want that blanket at the bottom of that bed. I will tiptoe very quietly right on over to House Tweaking, snatch it up, and tell them thanks for the nifty tutorial. They'll never miss it.

So, that's the plan. Will post pics. Don't hold your breath, as the list is long. Have a good weekend.
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  1. I love it! I have a basic comforter and I just change up my throw pillows for the season to brighten my mood!

  2. Oh my goodness! I WANT THIS! We have old turquoise shutters as our head board, but I love this idea. thanks!

  3. oh I have the sliding door in a draft on my blog - waiting to post lol :) love it


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