Nine months ago, I didn't paint, this time I am going to paint. What is becoming my new bedroom is this horrible yellow-green that is way past its time. It is scuffed and marred, and just really gross. But more on that later...first let me show you what I have to work through...
(please excuse my crappy phone pics)
This corner is leaving completely. Those green and purple things? Those are yarn bins. Those cubbies along with a new, yet to be built, bigger one are going to be my entertainment center. I will have those in my living room with the television/cable box/Blue Ray players on top, some books/knick knacks/DVDs/yarn in the cubbies.
These boxes need to be gone through and stuff needs to be going away. Some of it is sewing stuff and that will be put into a re-purposed storage system.
And now about the color. I have been crushing on GRAY! I love the neutrality of it and the versatility you have with accent colors. I am searching for the perfect bedspread/shams. First I was going with a Gray & Yellow theme, but now I am considering Gray & Plum/Eggplant/Lilac scheme. I think it will all depend on the bedding and accents that I find. I sort of love my plum curtains in the room already, so we will see.
The lineup of color choices. Such a daunting task trying to pick the perfect shade. I will be painting the walls and ceiling the same color, so I don't want to go too dark and live in a cave.
And finally...Knitting Needles. It's sort of perfect, right? I mean is that a sign? Is that my color? Why would they have a gray neutral named Knitting Needles if it wasn't meant to be?
I think it is easy to see which one I am leaning towards.
My wall decor is going to be relatively girly. I have a black metal dress form wall hanging with a little bling, a couple of Jack Vetriano prints, of which at least one will make the room, and I saw some wall decals online that I think would be just about perfect for the space.
The bedroom will have NO television and iPad use will be limited. It will mostly be a quiet space for reading and sleeping.
Now I just have to get it all done. What I don't have a photo of is/was my massive "craft station". It is a huge wooden desk with a hutch, file drawer, two cubbies and two small drawers. I spent a good portion of the week nights getting that cleaned off. Then yesterday we worked like heck trying to get that bad boy out. It is big and awkward and heavy. It has been moved a few times and it is never fun. It is now out of the house and fingers crossed it stays together to store some stuff in the garage.
I think I threw two reams of paper away yesterday! I think I may go through the sewing notions box and clean that out. Then it will be time for a rest and some knitting.
I will be back in the next few days to give you my thoughts on the Dallas season finale. Yep, I finally sat down and watched it!
I wish you all a happy week ahead, whether you stay "home" or whether you are on the "9 to 5" track, enjoy each day!