So here are the pictures of our new bedroom. I am totally in love with it. On Sunday after my run I had just taken a shower and I put on some comfy clothes and I crawled into our bed and I turned on our new ihome and I just laid there and listened to music. It felt so good the shades were down just alittle but the windows were open and this super nice breeze was coming thru. My legs were so tired and it was just so calming being in that room lying down. Our bed is awesome and the color of the walls are awesome and I just really love every part of it (I would maybe just want the room to be bigger but thats the only thing I would change.) If you want to read more about the details of the room click the “Read More” buttom below.
The walls use to be blue, we had a mattress on the floor and we had one black dresser in there that came from Kev’s bedroom at his parents house. My mom came to help me and we (she) spackled the heck out of the walls. I mean they are 100 years old! There is what I can only assume paint on top of wallpaper on top of plaster. Lots of cracks. Anyways when we steped back we knew hand sanding would be to much of a task. So we got a new electric hand sander. Now my mom sanded the walls but we didnt close the door to the room and lets just say that after sanding every part of those walls the entire house was covered with dust. It got tracked everywhere.
I drew out my birch trees and then scanned it into the computer and printed it out on an acetate. I then used an overhead and projected it up on to the wall so that I could trace from my drawing. I painted the birch trees just a few shades lighter than the wall. I didnt really want it to be in your face but just sort of there.
We painted the trim a nice bright white and onto building furniture we went. My budget doesnt allow me to go anywhere other than ikea to get the look I want, but you know what I am ok with that. I know there is all kinds of debate out there on having ikea furniture but if it works for you and you can make it your own than go for it! I got the bed frame, picture shelves, glass night stands and the 2 dressers from ikea. Now some people don’t enjoy putting together ikea furniture but I love it! I love puzzles and thats exactly what it is- a 3d puzzle of different pieces. Everything went together really easy. My mom helped me with the bed but other than that I put everything else together myself.
I went with neutrals for the furniture. I liked the cream colored bed with white linens mixed with the birch dressers. I left the colors to the pictures in the frames and the little hints of purple and mustard around the room. I did decide to paint our faux fireplace the same purple as our coverlet. We got the firepalce for christmas from Kev’s parents and its so awesome- I love having it!! It cracks me up, but I wouldnt want it anywhere else other than our bedroom. I think it looks great purple!!
On the shelves are pictures and artwork that have to do with Kev and me somehow- plus a few of the handmade books we have made each other over the years. I still need to get one more night stand. They only had the one in stock last time I was there. The accesories are from a handful of places like ikea, Walmart, Target, Homegoods and TJ Max. Enjoy and let me know what you think!!!