This is a pretty accurate "before" shot, although I did do an artsy project and paint a bunch of different red, black, silver, and white "C"s and hang them over the bed. The jeans on the floor on Joe's side of the bed are also quite accurate. There's nothing wrong with the room, it just doesn't do anything for me. Yawn.
So as part of my Christmas list, I told Joe I wanted to finally do something about the room. I started looking for inspiration pictures on Pinterest and trying to pin down (HA) exactly what I wanted to change. But every room I liked had either white or black furniture and I just couldn't envision the room looking much different as long as we had this furniture. And we can't exactly afford a whole new bedroom set right now. Soooo...
We PAINTED it!
The transformation is not complete... we still have to paint the huge dresser that sits on the wall across from the bed, I think I'm going to take down the "C"s and put up a collage wall of black and white photos, I want to replace the lamps and the bedspread and my giant ugly alarm clock, move the hampers from the foot of the bed to somewhere that Joe's clothes might actually come in contact with them, put a bookshelf on the wall to the right for added storage options, etc. BUT it's a great start. We even managed to get the swirly carved thing off the headboard (and the dresser mirror) before we painted! I'm really happy with how it changes the look of the room so far and it's definitely motivated me to continue working to make the room somewhere I am proud of and enjoy being in. Here are a few more "during" photos...
The nightstands getting primed and ready! (HA... I'm on a roll today, y'all.)
Joe getting in on the action... and a glimpse of Bag-lady Laine in the background.
The mirror that attaches over the dresser with the funky swirly thing that we managed to pry off.
My nightstand, painted and dry but still needing a little TLC in the decor department.
And a Fitness magazine.