Hello from the world’s most consistently inconsistent blogger. Life got in the way and I apologize.
Back to business now! I had a great time playing with options for my daughter’s bedroom once I finally got the go ahead, so now I look forward to sharing the final result with you! It took a lot of clearing out on my daughter’s part, for which I thank her. She originally thought this was me giving her “the boot” because she was away at school, but nothing could be further from the truth. She’s grown into an amazing young woman and I thought she deserved a mature and beautiful new room that reflected who she’s become.
I played around with layouts, but eventually settled on pretty much the same layout we’d begun with, just with new pieces:
First off we moved from a medium tone blue to a pale gray, Benjamin Moore Barren Plain #2111-60.
It was a challenge as a few years ago, in a moment of weakness, I allowed my sweet girl to paint a mural on her wall in dark acrylic paints with the assistance of some of the kids she watched after school. They were thick and drippy, and disappointingly resistant to sanding and priming, but eventually I did win and wound up with a clean smooth finish. I also was able to clear out some high school “stuff” and in doing so, found that my gal had acquired quite an interesting collection of art that had been too crowded to be appreciated. I ordered some frames and mats. Are you looking to do an art gallery wall of your own? Check this out from Guiding Home!
I found an old sewing machine table on Facebook marketplace, had the top fixed and the false drawer made into real one, and painted it Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow, added an interesting mirror I had stashed in the attic and…voila! A vanity was born!
I stripped and stained 2 nightstands and a dresser that were my Mom’s growing up. Check out the knobs I found on Etsy-they make me so very happy!
I bought a headboard (over a year ago) on LetGo. I really felt like things were coming together. When I purchased the bed frame all that time ago, I was told the frame was full sized, but what I found when I put the bed together and added our existing box spring and mattress, I learned that the frame was queen sized. So, despite my pride in how little cash I had spent and the expenses offset by selling the items we were finished with, I went out and replaced the mattress and box spring. I do like that when my daughter is home she will have a nice comfy new mattress.
Above is the ladder bookshelf I built to store the books that remained after our clean out. Here is the post I did on this project-in case this is a project that you’re considering!
One of the jumping off points for the color scheme in the room was the beautiful curtain panels I found on themine.com. However, I made mistake in ordering and only ordered one, when I needed two, and when I went online to order a second one, they were temporarily sold out. I waited as patiently as possible and was rewarded with the perfect window treatments shortly thereafter! I did add some bamboo blinds that I stole from my bedroom (which is next in line for a makeover). I am not sure how I feel about them, but they provide privacy so for now, they are staying.
The bedding was a simple white combination with just a. few splashes of gray and yellow. I love the serene result.
What do you think? I love the new grown up feel! I hope you do too! Have you done any refreshes in your home? Any chance you’ll share?