Operation: New bedroom

I came, I saw, I cleaned …

Yes, I had quite the organization marathon over the weekend. Over at like a hamster on a wheel, Newlyb was apparently going through the same thing.
I’m not sure what came over me, because I have never been hit by the de-clutter bug quite as hard as I was last week. I completely re-did the big bathroom on Thursday night, and dove straight into the closet makeover on Friday night.
By Saturday morning, the closet was done. By Saturday evening, I had ripped every single item of clothing out of our armoirs, sorted, tossed, and re-folded. I had taken down the curtains. I had re-arranged all of the furniture. I had stripped the bed. I took everything off the walls.
And then I was left with … well, a really bland, empty room.
For the two years that we have lived in our current home, our bedroom has been a mix of toffee, chocolate brown and cream. I thought it was the perfect colour combination, but now, of course, I am sick of it.
Now that I’m done to the bare minimum, I can actually look at the room and try to visualize what I want. Over the next few weeks, my goal is to …
  • Re-paint the walls and trim
  • Sew new curtains
  • Sew new pillowcases and throw pillows
  • Paint new art for the very-empty focal wall
If I’m being totally honest, I know my sudden home-beautifying obsession is coming from the fact that we are not going anywhere soon. I think I have put off doing much home decor lately because I was hoping we’d be outta there.
Now, I am determined to make the most out of the space for as long as we’re there. So … any colour suggestions???

2 Comments on “Operation: New bedroom

  1. I totally understand where you’re coming from! I have an upcoming post about my furniture-painting frenzy this weekend! Sometimes we just need a change of scenery and if you have to live in an apartment or condo, you’ve got to do all you can to make it as homey as possible! Check out this post: http://newlyb.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-waster.htmlIt’s a great gadget to help you figure out what you like! You strike me as someone who loves bold, bright colours. I’d say keep the toffee/browns as your base colours and liven it up with some amazing curtains and throw pillows — maybe deep violet and green? Or maybe a rusty orange and dark red?Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


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