Monday, January 25, 2010

Bedroom Blah to Bliss

We've lived in this apartment for about 3 1/2 years and our bedroom has been pretty much ignored up to this point. Sure I've done a little decorating here and there but it's never looked finished. A few weeks ago I decided that it was time to make our bedroom a little prettier, a little more put together looking.

First thing I did was go to Goodwill to pick up various picture frames. I brought them home, cleaned them up and sanded them a bit. Then I painted them all with a little 59 cent bottle of paint from Walmart.
I had this platter on hand that I'd bought at a rummage sale for 5 cents last summer.

So I painted it with the same blue and did the chalk, trace and paint method for the lettering.

This little lamp sits on my husbands bedside table. I got it at Goodwill a year or so ago for $1 I think. I doesn't really go with the browns and blues we have in the bedroom so it got a little makeover too.

I recovered it with a little fabric from my fabric stash.
This is how one of our walls looked when I started. I had been meaning to find something for the wall right of the shelf to balance it out. But, since it's in the bedroom and no one sees it but us I just never got around to it.
This is how it looks now with all the pictures and the platter hung. Much, much better. Not bad for $4 worth of frames and 59 cents worth of paint (oh, and 1.65 for the photo printing).
This little corner had been sadly neglected too.
I just pulled a few things out from the closet and from other rooms to make it a little more put together.
And that was my first big project of the new year. :o)

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Rambling Girl said...

Great job with the rooms! I love the pictures you added to the wall. I have been buying some also to do in my room. It needs some major love shown.

Nicolle said...

Girl, I love the lamp and the plate! So much! I think I said, wow, out loud when I saw the lamp. What a change.

Our bedroom is also the one room in our house that is totally neglected. I always say I will redo it, but I haven't yet.

Have a good week!

trish said...

Beautifully done. :o) Trish

Joanna said...

I think it all turned out lovely. Love that blue that you used.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great touches! Love the wall in the bedroom now. Perfect!
You are very creative.

Jen R. said...

Those are wonderful little creative touches!!!The plate is adorable!

Katie said...

Oooh la la! I love the upgrades you made in here!

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with your afters. Also, the little amount that you spent.

Frizzy and Bird said...

Missing you. Love your updates in your room. Still waiting for you to show up here and work your magic. A girl can dream can't she?