Every room in our house was gray when we moved in -- except for that burgundy living room that seared my soul. Since gray is one of my favorite colors, I was cool with that, for the most part. But as I lived with the color in the bedroom, I realized I wanted something a little cozier, a little warmer. Plus, The layout of the room didn't seem to be quite as functional as it could be.
Like many first time home buyers, we went with the same layout as the previous owners, never questioning it. At least, that's how it was for the first couple of years.
Then one fateful day as I was laying in bed, looking around the space, I realized that it would feel a lot better, and work better too, if we moved the bed under the window, facing the bedroom door. My Charles and I chatted colors and settled on a light, desert brown. We purchased the paint. I picked up some new curtains from IKEA, (the Ninni Rund,) and ordered some lamps from West Elm. The lamps came in right before we started working on the deck, so they stayed in their boxes and hung out in my office for TWO YEARS. Fixing the dry rot was first priority, so my bedroom project got put on hold over and over again, as we discovered dry rot over and over again. -sigh-
Finally, finally we got around to redoing the bedroom, and here are the results. My Charles rolled while I cut in, and two coats later, the room was feeling much cozier.
Then we moved the furniture around in the new space, just the way I had envisioned it for two years, mounting the lamps, and hanging art.
The entire project took two days, with a few breaks since it was our weekend after all. We've been living with the new layout for a few days, and it feels so spacious! I still need to get a frame for one more piece of artwork for my Charles' side (the one with the yellow dresser), but we're almost there, and I'm loving the new view from the bed.
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