Let me start with a confession, I LOVE to redecorate my room. Every year in college I repainted, rearranged and repurposed my room. 4 colors/styles and 4 years later the bug was not out of my system... clearly. I mentioned a few posts back that I moved a lot as a kid and with each of those moves I BEGGED my parents to let me paint my room, normally I got the "well see". I would spend days drawing and dreaming up designs-- clouds painted on the celling, one wall turned entirely into a message board, idea after idea (and to think these were the days BEFORE Pinterest). I never got to do any of them (yeah, yeah I know mom I'll add it to my therapy bill).
I was obsessed then and I am obsessed now... except now I CAN DO WHAT EVER I WANT TO MY ROOM (with in the confines of my lease that I am sure was written by the devil himself). So when I resigned my lease and realized that I would be in this space for at least another 365+ days I decided to once again redo my bedroom.
I used things I already had from previous redesign venturers, a few coats of spray paint on what I had just laying around, as well as a few new items to add some color!
I bought exactly 4 new things (see above) --redecorating gets expensive! Everything accept the lamp from Hobby Lobby-- all available online! The lamp I picked up from Home Goods... which is equally as addicting as Hobby Lobby.
Where my chest of drawers is now I had a oversized chair taking up space and becoming a catch all of well... ALL of my stuff. Bags, clothes, shoes, bills... you name it and I am sure it took up residence in "the chair". When the chair got the boot and went on to another loving family via Goodwill I was left with an awkward amount of space. Lightbulb moment... enter my dressing area. I TRY (operative word being try) to plan my outfits out the night before because as a wise tweet I read today reads;
"In the morning, there's a huge difference between waking up at 6:55am and 7:00am."
(Sidebar: I do in fact get up earlier than 7:00... on most days)
Jasmine Star is COMPLETELY right. I needed a space that was not only functional but would appeal to my sense of "oh pretty, I guess I should get out of bed".
I used 3M hooks, decorative frames I had from my first attempt at a gallery wall (praise the lord I did not blog in 2009, it was a disaster), and my pride and joy pure glittered deer antlers to create depth and texture.
Glittered Deer antlers, you ask?
Yes, AND THEY ARE AWESOME (Reese does not think so, but this is not his room so HA).
Fun fact, my school is in the COUNTRY like the check-your-truck-for-knives-and-guns-you-might-have-accidentally-left-from-hunting kind of country. Around Christmas time I was browsing though some blogs and found that Jessica had done a post about deer antlers and the cute things
people women were doing with them. I casually asked some of my boys I knew were avid hunters where I could get a pair of antlers-- they few out some suggestions but really didn't give me an answer (shocker). The next day I walked in to my room to find a set on my desk with big Merry Christmas note. So basically my students rock. Then I proceeded to glitter them and they disowned me.
(THIS is what this looked like before)
The original ledge/bottle/banner/canvas thing (so technical) was one of my favorite things in my room, BUT none the less it was ready for a change as well. I kept the same basic premis. Put a new coat of white paint on the ledge to freshen up the original 1908 farmhouse green, replaced the shutter with a canvas and rehung the banner. And I am in love with it (pun intended).
|"Love you More" pillow// Cynthia Rowley Comforter (Similar)|
Throw pillows bother the heck out of me, there I said it, I can hear Southern Living taking me off there mailing list as I type. They are also essential to design-- design won out. I really like that I choose to do three different pattered and colors to add interest (also I want you to think I intentionally did that when in actuality the store only had one of each pillow... just keeping it real around here). I picked up my comforter at Home Goods 2 years ago because it was "a blank canvas with some interest" and it is actually they only comforter I have had for a consecutive 2 years. You go pleated comforter.
Ah, my beloved old camera collection how I love thee. I love thee so much I wrote you a haiku
Most of you dont work,
but that is ok with me
you are still pretty.
And last but not least the accessory hub. Having both my earrings and necklaces on one cork board was getting a bit crowed (gee thank Bauble Bar), so when I ran across these cork board letters that just happen to magically be my initials I thought they would be a perfect home for my earrings! Again, monograms for the win!
And that concludes the tour of my 2013 bedroom redo, join us next year where I may finally paint those clouds on the celling thirteen year old me desperately needed!