Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Master Moods

Well, with the paint on the walls and trim, it is a bit easier to imagine the possibilites for the room as far as decor goes. It is difficult, because the big pieces need to stay...i.e. the blue quilt (wedding gift), the medium tan bed, the black dressers, nightstands and mirror... help figure it all out I created a mood board and I think I have got it pretty figured out.

I found a great cream/black ceiling fixture that I think will go great with the room and I really like the rattan room darkening shade paired with the airy white curtains. The picture of the window treatment was lifted from a picture at the bottom of this post over at Young House Love.

So now I am questioning myself on the table lamps. The hubs and I have two different bed side tables...a product of one of us (who shall remain nameless) who is obsessed with having everything as close to the walls of the room as possible deciding he needed a bed side table, but not one as big as they are the same exact style...but mine is about 20% bigger than his.

This means that if we were to get matching lamps, they would be lopsided in the room. To combat that, I figured it would work to have a smaller lamp on my table and a bigger one on his and that would even out the scale a little bit...but before I buy them, I want to make sure I'm not just crazy... what do you think...should I go ahead with the mismatched lamp idea or not? And it is crazy of me to have such mid-century modern lamps in the room with other details that fall to the more classic side?

And what should we do with the great big expanse of wall to the right of my bed? It isn't above the bed, it is on a free how do you anchor it?

Lastly...our bed is up against the two windows (and that is where it will stay) do we put full window treatments on both windows or do we do half on each and try to frame out the bed? Would that look unfinished?

Oh how I wish I was more confident and could just TELL the husband what we are doing instead of feeling like I need to convince him.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Now that's a room of a different color...

I am not sure where I got it in my head that once we made it to three months, things would be easier...but they aren't. In fact, they are more difficult than ever.

Little G isn't napping well and he has by far the loudest, most piercing, scream on the planet...seriously...I have had other people comment on it, so I know it isn't just me.

Annnnnnnyway....compounding the stress around here is that the hubs and I have been painting our room...remember this?

Well now...after four weekends of hard work sanding all the trim, dusting off the radiator, painting primer on all the trim and the walls, painting three coats of trim color on the radiator, three coats on the trim and two coats on the walls....I am proud to say we are done* painting!!!

Which is the biggest and hardest part of the project.

Initially, way back when I thought I was going to have lots of time to blog I had gone to the Benjamin Moore website and uploaded a picture of our room and used their handy-dandy room preview feature to see what the color would look like.

But I never got around to posting it until here is the preview from

...and here is the big reveal!

The room is SOOOOOOOO much brighter and feels much bigger too. I can't even begin to tell you how glad I am that this part of the project is over.

Now we get to decorate. Weeeeeee

*So the painting actually isn't done-done...we still have to paint the doors and one windowsill that we have been repairing...but we can at least move back in since we have been living in the guest bedroom since sometime last September