My house is decorated in all fall and winter colors and typically I love them. (No offense to you rich and beautiful colors, but you know my fickle ways. I will be passionate about you once again, but for now bluebird blues and brookside greens are whispering sweet nothings in my ear.) If I currently had endless resources I would repaint my entire house, but that would require some magical fairy dust and I am fresh out. Where ARE those fairies when you need them?
So this is what I have come up with instead: Below is the before pic of my bedroom. I bought that Pottery Barn quilt off of ebay six years ago and I still love it. It’s just very wintry. I don’t have a picture of the opposing wall, but imagine four sexy and now-inappropriate Gustav Klimt posters. I love Gustav Klimt but in a house of all boys, it was time for them to go.
AFTER: I bought the white quilt off of Overstock.com for $50 (after I saw it on my sister Kim’s bed and decided I needed to copy her). The pillows were overflowing off of my couches downstairs and seem much happier (and less abused) on the bed. The kids and dog (and husband) have something against pillows on the couch. They are ALWAYS ending up on the floor. By the way, I need something over my bed. In my last house I had a stenciled quote and I loved it. I’m thinking of doing that, or plates, or an old window. I don’t know. Any suggestions?
Here is what I did with those four frames. I spent about $6 on scrapbook paper at Michaels. Printed out some letters in an easy-to-cut-out font on my computer, and then slapped them together in the frames. I didn’t even use tape because I couldn’t find it. For those of you who know all that is going on in my life, HOPE is what has gotten me through these past few months so it seemed apropos.
Here is a close-up so you can see how easy (and slightly imperfect) it is.
I’m very pleased with the results and hubby is pleased that I did a redo without spending a bunch of money we don’t have. In the next post, I’ll show you what I did with the laundry closet. Yea, I did say laundry closet. It needed some help and I was inspired by some decorating blogs I follow. They have laundry rooms and have transformed theirs to look like spas. I hate doing laundry and I can’t be bothered with transforming the inside of a closet that no one will ever see. But the OUTSIDE of the closet…that’s a different story!