July 1, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Well, really just popping in to say hello. How I have missed you all!
I’m sorry I have been away for so long, but life with three children can get hectic sometimes and I’ve been quite busy.
One of the many things that has been spending my time (and energy) is my master bedroom.
Sure, I wasn’t going do anything to my master bedroom until after Roman’s room received a full redesign, but my room was cleaner and accessible to me after the kids go to bed.
So, I win.
If you recall, here is the moodboard that I shared with you many moons ago:
I haven’t done anything as drastic as what is shown above, after all, the above was my dream, no budget limit dream. Yeah, I’m not there yet.
So, what did I do?
Well, I painted the trim!
May I just tell you that it makes a HUGE difference in the feel of the room.
I’ve fallen in love with the carry-over color (Valspar’s Woodlawn Lewis Gold) all over again. My husband is thrilled to hear that.
I also painted the back of the master bedroom door BLACK!
Admittedly, I like the black door better than the orange-y wood door, and better than if I had painted it the trim color, but it was just a black hole. It needed that extra something. Sure, I could have added trim, but that really isn’t in the time/budget allotment. Not to mention my ‘naptime’ skill set.
So, one day I decided to play around with my Indian/Moroccan theme using my children’s sidewalk chalk.
DON’T JUDGE: THIS WAS JUST A QUICK, FREE-HANDED SKETCH.
My husband isn’t sold (He actually laughed out loud to my face!), but I think it could be great, given some careful measuring and a gold paint pen.
The even more amazing thing is that whilst completing these projects, I received an e-mail from Ms. Rhoda herself. Rhoda of the Southern Hospitality blog requested readers to submit design dilemmas a few months ago. The idea is that occasionally she would feature a design dilemma on her blog for her readers to ponder, suggest, and assist.
So, I sent in my sad little room, thinking it wouldn’t be of much interest to anyone but me.
This past Tuesday, she was kind enough to feature my sorry excuse for a master bedroom.
THANK YOU, MS. RHODA!!
You can see her post, as well as her readers comments and suggestions here: Decorating Dilemma: A Master Bedroom.
The comments and manner of her readers must be the best in blogland. These readers were so thoughtful and sincere. I was really amazed by the welcoming and helpful comments.
The best part is that many of the suggestions echoed what I had been thinking (even if I hadn’t clearly expressed it to others). The feature gave me that little push I needed to get my act together and make the room what I want it to be, even if I need to pinch the pennies a little tighter. It was nice to have validation of my bizarre ideas – including the dark, aubergine ceiling.
So, mostly using what I have, and a little here and there that I can find inexpensively, here is my updated moodboard:
I’ll give you the details on the ten points of interests at a later date.
Sorry, pretty busy, gotta go!