Some of you long-timers (if there are any left here) may remember that we had to do a lot of work on our house when we moved in just to make it livable. A little while after that, we did a few things to spruce up our bedroom, but I was just never happy with the wall color in relation to the other colors I had picked out for the room. Those "before" pictures can be seen HERE, on my other blog.
I bought some paint for the bedroom, which sat in our bedroom closet for almost two years before we finally got it out, stirred it back together and used it a few weeks ago.
While we were at it, we added a new comforter set (the only splurge we made from our tax refund), a few new-to-us pieces of wall decor (garage sale finds), a couple of plants, and we spray painted a few things we liked but wanted to be a different color.
If that's not enough, we rearranged the furniture a little, too. This room is a nightmare for furniture placement. There is only one wall that will accommodate our king size bed without having a window behind us, but if we put the bed there, there's no wall that will take our mirrored dresser. So, we have a window behind the bed as always. For the ten years of our marriage, I've slept on the left side of the bed (as you're looking at it from the foot of the bed), but I finally convinced Shane to let me have the right side. Why? So that I can rest against the wall -- not the window -- when I read in bed every night. Although it's what I wanted, who knew it would take weeks to settle into the new arrangement?
I tried to wait for a sunny day, but they've been few and far between lately, so I took the pictures on an overcast day. The room looks better in sunlight, but what the heck. Here are the results:
vaguely Asian theme of the room.
Yes, one lamp shade is turned up -- intentionally.
It's the view from that window behind the bed!
Estimated cost for redecorating this room (again!) - $45 for latex and spray paints and related supplies, $90 for comforter set, $25 for plants and pots = $160