To be oh so honest my sister Mary and I never really kept a clean room. We were not organized, which leads to nothing having a proper place, which leads to mess. Plus our walls were light purple. I didn't mind the walls when we first painted them like that...it got old fast! I hated the light purple, I now have sinister feeling towards the color lilac. Any way, our mother wanted to do our room over for us, I was not having that. period. So I switched it around on her. I told her I wanted to do it over and she wasn't allowed in till it was 100% done. She agreed to that with enthusiasm and brought us to get paint. I told Mary what I wanted to do and she was great in letting me go with almost every thing I wanted to do. We went with the colors Granite Grey, Exotic Peacock Plume (my new favorite color!), and River Delta Blue for the walls and trim. I wanted dark purple and took a paint sample of Fresh Grape Juice but didn't actually use any purple paint on the walls, only purple accents. Oh and that's all Glidden paint from Walmart. And I got silver and dark purple spray paint. Mary and I got to work right away. We first took every thing out of our room except for our beds. I didn't realize how much stuff we had that we didn't need or use. We are totally having a yard sale this summer! Then we painted and I brought the things back in and arranged them the way I wanted while Mary organized and made the surfaces pretty. I wish now that I had taken a picture of what it looks like before...or maybe it's a good thing I didn't. Obviously the pictures aren't like the rooms in designer magazines, there are two teenage girls all their things and a cat and four birds living here. It's lived in. But here you are.
|I needed these storage boxes for my fabric and things but they were awful ugly so I took some old curtains (that amazingly matched) and made cushions for them, Using a old blanket cut up as filler.|
|My bow had to be hung, and it's blue so it matches. I has some white lights and I draped them over and around the bow. I love my lights. I barely use my bedside light any more. I think the little lights make a romantic feel about the room.|
|I had this star but it was green...so I painted it with the dark blue and while it was still wet rubbed the paint with a rag to make the silvery design show through. You can't really see it in the photo. I Love my star too!|
|We saw this at Walmart and could leave it there|
|I sprayed an old frame purple and hung it on the wall above her bed then stuck the blue M inside it.|
|We only had a couple photos but I took each one out of their frame, painted the frame and put the pictures on a background of matching colors. This one is me and My brothers|
|The door and trim is all grey|
|Lila helped, actually the whole things really confused her|
|Thank you Mary for snapping a couple of me.|
I love my bedroom. I just go up there to hang out or read, or blog. I always did those things downstairs before. I also use my desk a lot more now. AND...we are maintaining it. It's Perfect.
My friend actually wants me to do her room now. I'm excited for the challenge. I really enjoyed the whole process, so why not do it again?