I have to begin by saying it’s November and I am THANKFUL. TRULY THANKFUL. As you’ll see in my forthcoming post, I do a little whining, so I am starting with gratitude right off the bat. All the “complaints” up ahead are silly and are only in the context of decorating my bedroom, I hope you’ll take them as such. Often when I start a job, my client will walk me through a space and tell me what they don’t care for or what isn’t working. In reality it helps us to get to the meat of the matter more quickly. Now that you know a little of my method, I hope you won’t hold my little rant against me!
My bedroom, like many of you have told me of your own, is my achilles heel. I don’t do a lot of stressing about it since it’s the room in my home people are least likely to see, but being who I am, I sure would prefer it be pretty! One of my difficulties with my room is that it is enormous. Yes, I said it and I know many of you with small bedrooms are rolling your eyes right now, which I get. But it’s true. I have a sofa and giant coffee table, a king bed, a bench at the end of it, an armoire, 2 dressers and 2 armchairs…and still enough room to ballroom dance. If I had my wish I would spread out the square footage among the other bedrooms, which are really pretty small/average. That being said, creating coziness is a challenge. Also, the place I feel the bed best fits is directly in front of a large window, so one of those gorgeous upholstered headboards that I’ve always coveted would simply block out a ton of light and is therefore not an option for me.
My bedroom hashes hit some extremes on the color wheel. When we first painted the room, back in 2002, it was actually school bus yellow. Yup. Seriously. And everything was black & cream toile. I liked it until I didn’t and spent months searching for the perfect smoky blue, which I then did not care for once on the walls…But I value my marriage and kept it until last week or so. My husband was away on a business trip so I decided it would be the perfect time for me to paint the room without and complaining or backseat driving! I chose Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter for the walls, and then also decided that I wanted the furniture to be gray too, so that got a coat of Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray.
I needed a new dresser as mine had been refinished and relocated to my daughter’s room a few weeks ago. So I found 2 dressers on FaceBook Marketplace that really spoke to me. I purchased them from a lovely couple and promised them a good home. I loved the curved fronts and the fact that they had these delicate legs. I was not crazy about the handles so I set to searching for some gold ones that would add to their new look. I settled on these from houzz.
So I downloaded several books on tape and set to painting (Book recommendations: Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, and The Golden Son by the same author. Both get 2 thumbs up! Plus I won’t get kicked out of my book club for being remiss!)
I am quite happy with the results of my efforts. I found the great mirror above my dresser (for a great price) at Target and have sconces to flank it on order from Pier one, since I am posting this today, my guess is that they will arrive tomorrow…Again, a silly complaint, so I will rescind it. THANKFUL!
I wish my photos were better, but I am sharing anyway. Although I still don’t love, love, love my room, I definitely added some serenity!
I wanted to be sure and close with a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who subscribe to and read my blog. I really enjoy writing it and I so appreciate when you comment & make suggestions-and especially when you share your projects with me! Keep the sharing coming! Have a beautiful day! ~Alyson