Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Pretty Grown-Up'dness...

Since being laid off last month I've tried to keep myself busy...helping the girls find cool decor for the new apt, re-reading The Twilight Saga, all 7 Harry Potter books and re-watching all 5 movies (just saw 6, loved it!) and occasionally looking for a job. One thing I've been wanting to do for a long (loooong) time was to repaint and redecorate my bedroom, which until last week were a shade of mottled aqua that was not soothing, did not remind one of tropical skies, but rather the walls in your elementary school. And the paint job was rather bad, aqua in a stripe on the ceiling. I have worked tirelessly for the past few weeks, and am pretty happy with the result, even BOBI is pleased. Click for yourself...

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The walls I painted a vanilla ice cream beige, the camera makes it look a little more yellow than it really is. The bed is the Dalselv frame from Ikea. I bought 2 1/2 yards of 1" foam and a roll of quilters batting and stapled it to the head board. I then made the slipcover from Gunilla fabric, also Ikea. It looks a little boxy in this picture because I haven't actually sewed it yet, the fabric is just draped & pinned. I got tired!


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The print I got from Etsy, from Hidenseek. Cannot recommend enough! Here is a closeup...
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This one is called "Seduction".


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I will never stop loving our Bedazzled Alarm Clock, courtesy of Smalls & Selg. The fan I got this weekend at a garage sale. $5.00. And it works. And I just ordered one on ebay the day before. For $12. Curses!


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More Etsy art on Window-facing wall. This one 'We Grew Together' from The Paper Apartment. The small one is a postcard, called 'Lengthening'. I love them both!


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Closer up. I re-purposed the pink mat, to rather nice effect I think.


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Brian's new chest of drawers, circa 1930's. Just bought it yesterday, and it's absolutely beautiful. Hardly a scratch on it. And Bonus! There was a newspaper lining one of the drawers. September 4, 1941. Lots of talk about Vichy.


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Top of Dresser. I love the little red bicycle. I like the mason jar, which you cannot tell is full o' pennies, and I like the french flashcard, but I think this is definitely a work in progress. Clutter happens! The picture is my Grandmother, Ola.


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The Cube Shelf from CB2.

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Cute, and you can change out your decor a lot with them, but what a bitch to level. They are still not completely even, but it's passable. Little red votives from our large Swedish friend. One day perhaps I'll get my big white armoire back from Tara and can stash my TV in it...but until then the TV stays unstylishly put.


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I love trays. Love love love them. This one started it's life at Target, as a plate.
The bedside table is perfect. Perfect size, perfect colors, and free! Thanks to my good Friend Thorsten, who just moved back to Germany and is already missed.


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I found this genuine Marimekko fabric at a garage sale a few months ago, pattern is "Unikko" Maija Isola. I haven't been able to find another Marimekko with the same color scheme online. It's dark blue flowers with orange centers and yellow stems. Has anyone else seen this? And do they think it will fetch a good price on ebay/Etsy? I am, after all, unemployed.

Any thoughts on the room? As I said, still a work in progress, but it's coming along nicely. Feedback is always appreciated!

2 comments:

Sara said...

I love your room! It's so cozy looking!!! Here's hoping that living in a library is as comfy. I looove the Etsy art, it works perfectly!! Can't wait to see it in person!!

Molls said...

I like your room too!! I think you have a great gift in decorating!!