Here's where we lay our heads down at night.
EC painted the room last year or two years ago. It could have been longer than that. It's sun yellow. This room can be so drab looking due to the lack of natural light. I was getting my fill of blues and greens and wanted to be radical. So we went with sun yellow. I'm not sure, please don't tell EC, if I like it in our bedroom. It's a really lovely color. But not in our bedroom. I know you all say, "it's only paint", but for some reason re-doing stuff is really taxing to our psyches. We are PBP's here. Pearl Buck People. We started a club. Oh, I'll have to tell you about that.
So I was going for greys and yellows. And then I found the pillow shams at Target. $3.74 each. I fell in love with blue again.
I'm too fickle for all this decorating stuff. Does that ever happen to you?
Now, two pieces of furniture, from my days in interior design NEVER to skimp on if at all possible, are your sofa and your bed. I took that advice. My sofa cost about the same as my first car. And our bed? Well, it was up there too. But quality craftsmanship all the way, baby! And our bed is a KING - for a King and Queen of course. Now I didn't get my first real sofa or bed until I was in my mid 30's and that was only because I happened to marry a man who had a really good job. So. If I wasn't married right now I don't know that I'd own either. Just to put things in perspective.
The dressers are hand me downs.
I have this thing about furniture when it's given to us. Keep it. Live with it. Stare at it. Use it. Then sell it in the annual yard sale. I have no idea why I don't just sell it to begin with. I don't sell everything. But we didn't get to buy the matching dressers to our bed because the furniture store went out of business. So when EC's mom moved here we got all her stuff. Oh, and some of her stuff is simply gorgeous. These dressers were not. But here they sit. Stuffed to the hilt with stuff we don't use or wear. So, because I'm genius some time, I'm selling them, in the, you guessed it, annual yard sale. Oh, Mr. Sarley, sorry for all those commas!
EC doesn't know yet. One thing at a time.
I think I'm gonna keep these bedside tables. They were candy apple red when I bought them at an estate sale. If you look closely on the front edge/right side you can see a bit of it showing. I nicked it and chipped it off. I was thinking of painting these again...off white, antiqued like.
Here are these doors again. EC's closet.
They used to be on mine. Now drapes on a shower curtain rod close mine off.
These rugs are new. They are sink-your-toes-in-oh-so-good-feeling.
So now I want to paint the room a soft grey!
Not too much to do in here. We really LOVE it. Most of it.
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Here's what is my nemesis I've been working on!
Oh my. How did I get involved in all this stuff??? Can someone remember?