Monday, October 26, 2009

bedroom fix-up!

last friday, we finally closed on our condo! (seriously - 3 months of living here, negotiations, etc etc.)

sooo, yesterday, i took it upon myself to totally fix up our bedroom - something i had been putting off until we closed, just incase something happened and we didn't stay here. the deal actually almost fell through more than once. after having 3 months of living here and thinking about what i could do, i was chomping at the bit to DO something! i had planned to paint our bedroom the popular charcoal color "down pipe" by farrow & ball, but about an hour before i went to get the paint, i decided it was a little to cold and modern for me, and i decided to pull from a color that somehow made its way into our family room - chocolate brown

here is the "before" pic (it's gross, i know):


after! i painted the walls chocolate brown, and i painted this faux-bamboo headboard onto the wall. (it's not done, actually, i still have to do some brown linework between the criss-cross patterns to make it look overlapped, but i didn't have time last night!) i had planned, initially, to hang the starburst clock above the headboard, but when i got in there, the ceilings just weren't high enough, and i wouldn't have been able to make the headboard as tall as i wanted. (i will post a little tutorial on the headboard once it's finished)

one of the few items i purchased for the room was this extra-long white rod for the window. i did the ol' hang-it-longer-than-the-window-to-make-a-statement trick. 
i really love all the pops of white against the dark walls.. i think the brown/yellow/white combo is lovely, if i do say so myself :) i think it's got a sort of 70's-palm-springs-jonathan-adler vibe, with the faux bamboo headboard, and all!

the starburst clock makes its official debut. i think i am actually going to pull in a small white bookcase that we have in here, to go below the clock, later on. i also like this dark color on the wall because it helps disguise our monster ugly tv (to the right, in this photo)


here are some photos i framed and hung on the left side of the wall. i framed some leftover art paper i had, to bring in some more yellow, and i plan to replace the cat picture with something else in the brown/yellow/white color family. the "prefontaine" poster is jordan's and it's something he always had on his walls. he's a big runner, so he loves prefontaine, and i wanted to have SOMETHING in the room that represents him :)
i also sprayed my vintage laundry hamper white, and recovered the top of it in this yellow fabric that i already had.
i also quickly sewed these pillows to go on the bed with the fabric. i will probably get prettier pillows to go here (i think i'm actually going to get some jonathan adler pillows for my house for christmas!), but these work for now. i hand-sewed them without a sewing machine, so they are not the best craftsmanship, but they work for now. i already had all the bedding, so i was workin' with what i had :)

so everything's not totally done - but this is just what i got done yesterday, and i am happy with it! i would love to get a really graphic and awesome rug for the floor, so if anyone sees one in a happy yellow/white pattern, let me know!

7 comments:

  1. that really looks AMAZING! wow! I just love it!

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  2. You're amazing! You did all of that in one day. I lose interest and a one day project turns into a two week project every time. It's insane.

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  3. I am in love with this clock! If you make another one, I will totally buy it from you. I love all things sunburst as long as they are artsy, not cheesy, which is everything you do. So awesome!

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  4. Guuurrrl! I found your blog through 3 men and a lady and WOW! Yes I love the clock, but your bedroom is what has me hooked! I hope to see more of your room since I recently painted my bedroom chocolate brown. Please come by my blog when you have a chance and participate in my giveaway and check out what I'm doing to my room. Love it when I find other Atlanta bloggers! I may need you for a project for my boys bedroom or playroom! I'm becoming a follower!

    have a great night!

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  5. I love it all!! Do a web and youtube search on rag rugs and make your own!! They are really easy. I am just starting to make one for my granbaby's nursery.

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  7. حيث يعد تحريك الأثاث الثقيل بنفسك من دون مساعدة مهنية واحدة من هذه المهام الصعبة. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض انها مشكلة تكون مؤلمة للغاية لأنها تحمل درجة من المخاطر الحقيقية بالنسبة لك و لأصدقائك الذي تستعين بهم و لقطع الأثاث التي تحاول تحريكها وبطبيعة الحال على الممتلكات الخاصة بك أيضا، إذا كنت تريد معرفة كيفية نقل الأثاث الثقيل بنفسك على السجاد أو الأرضيات الصلبة (دون خدش الأثاث) ونقل الأثاث من وإلى الطابق العلوي أو السفلي،  فإن هذه النصائح لنقل الأثاث الثقيل في المنزل هي بالضبط ما تحتاجه.

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