Sunday, January 15, 2012

My New and Improved Bedroom

 When we moved into our house over 11 years ago, we painted my bedroom yellow.  It remained yellow for all 11 years and showed the wear and tear of everyone of those years.  I guess it was on the bottom of my list to repaint because most people don't ever see it.
 When I found out Paul was leaving for a week, Iimmediately thought of redoing my room.  Problem was, I had fallen the day before at the gym and skinned and hurt my knee.  I couldn't even bend it.  Plus, I really had no idea what colors to paint it and I had very. little. money. for anything.
 But, I began to look around at Goodwill for a new comforter.  I thought if I could get an "inspiration" piece, I could decide on colors.  I couldn't find anything, so I began thinking maybe I wouldn't do anything to the room while he was gone.
 Wednesday morning, I woke up and my knee felt alot better.  I was able to bend it and move around much better, so I decided to search Goodwill one more time.  I told myself walking in if I didn't find anything, I was giving up the idea.
 And then I saw it.  I am a lover of quilts and I fell in love with this one.  It was the right price and I loved the colors.  GAME ON!  I ran home and started moving furniture and cleaning.  Next morning, I went to Walmart with a giftcard, and purchased all the paint.  I literally decided what colors to use while standing in front of the paint aisle at walmart.  I was unsure if I was getting the right colors and now that it was Thursday, I was unsure I could finish.
Long story short, I finished about 2am Sunday night and I LOVE the colors!  I did everything myself (with the exception of moving the bed)- paint, clean, move all the furniture and clean up.  It was a BIG job, but I do love the way it turned out.  Paul was speechless.  He could not say anything for about 30 seconds (which for him is a long time!).  He did get a hint of something different when he walked down the hall and smelled paint, but other than that, he had no idea.

I'm so glad it's done!!

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I love it! I have been wanting to do something similiar for years! I too have always figured "no one but us sees it so who cares". But then I read something about relationships the other day that made me think I really needed to work on this. The article said we should make our bedrooms a romantic haven. Boy have I got my work cut out for me! :) Thanks for the inspiration!