It’s hard to believe that we’ve owned this house for 2 years. It’s almost hard to remember what it looked like in here when we bought it.
Take for instance, one of my more recent projects: the master bedroom.
Here’s what it looked like before:
Dark red carpet, orange-y wood trim, and lace curtains. It’s a distant memory!
And here’s what it looks like now.
The color inspiration for the room came from this bird pillow that my paternal grandmother made. My initial plan was to paint the room mint green but I ended up settling with a lighter shade of yellow green (SW 7728 Sprout) to coordinate with the leaves in the textile.
Truthfully, I’m still not totally sold on the color (it’s looks kind of lime-y sometimes) but am feeling infinitely better about it since spotting this amazing bird print at Ikea. The background color on the print on the far left is, coincidentally, exactly the color of the walls and the piece overall ties in the rest of the room.
My solution was to use a small antique table that I inherited from my grandparents on one side and stack some books on the other side (a la the January 2014 edition of the West Elm Catalog).
On my dresser, I store my makeup brushes in an upcycled silver cream pitcher.
Not too bad, but nothing spectacular.
We decided to replace the toilet (which was kind of an ordeal – don’t order plumbing fixtures off the internet!) because the old one was leaking. I also installed some glass shelves over the toilet because we have no under sink storage. Eventually, I’d like to at least replace the sink with a shallow vanity and repaint.
Altogether, it’s coming along. There are still a few things on my to do list but it’s definitely an improvement!
June 24, 2014