Thursday, May 27, 2010

Unpacking and A $10 Bedroom Makeover

In our very first (and only) apartment back home in New Jersey our bedroom was more of a catch-all then a space of sleepy sexy zen. All the totes of crap that we couldn't fit elsewhere, my altar, my TV armoire, my china cabinet and our bed somehow all fit in there, but it was far from organized and anything but decorated.

When we moved down here, I swore not to let that continue and have finally managed to finish putting all of the totes of clothes, blankets, towels and miscellany neatly into the closets where they belong and decorated my bedroom.

Before:







Because Gods know, moving boxes are mighty romantic, haphazard clothes are relaxing and cleaning polish and white walls put me in the sexiest of moods, I overhauled my room. And did so for the price of $10 worth of awesome curtains.

After:




This was the wall with all the totes and clothes stacked up along it. Now it's only home to our old leather trunk and hamper.

Got rid of those moving boxes and redecorated the top of the TV armoire.


The finishing touch was rediscovering an old romantic renaissance print I had and framing it above the bed. It's not off center, that big white space at the bottom has the paintings title and artist name in elegant script


All of my decorations were things that I already had around the house. I put the china cabinet in the dining room where it belongs and I adore my bedroom. I'm so much more relaxed when I go in there to lay down and read or sleep, it's like a big, blue sigh of relief at the end of the day.

9 comments:

  1. Love it! I have always believed that my bedroom should feel like a big hug.

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  2. Nice overhaul. Sometimes just finding a home for everything makes a big difference! Love the picture!

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  3. It's just beautiful!! I finally decorated our bedroom this week, as well. I guess I should take some pics, too. Not nearly as wonderful as yours, though. I'm waiting to buy a new bed cover. :)

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  4. Beautiful...I need to do this too. We have lived in our house for almost a year and I haven't even worked in that room.

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  5. *claps hands* It looks great! I need to do some decorating in my limited space. The DH and I live with my parents, so I need to make our two rooms more us. Cleaning them may help too! Thanks for some inspiration.

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  6. good job! I have yet to have the discipline to do the same. you have a very good point about it not being the right mood for the room, lol. I think I may have to make more of an effort to follow your example.

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  7. Wow great job :) looks so relaxing now xx

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  8. It looks great! I love what you did with it, with only things from around your home.

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  9. What a wonderful difference, Danni! Everything looks so beautiful now. Love your decorative pieces, and I love that poster, I have a set of wiccan books with tons of these, gorgeous!

    I love arranging and organizing clutter, and seems like you're a mastr on that! LOL

    Kisses and love from us.

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