Here is my master bedroom shortly after moving into our house almost 6 years ago:
This room really stressed me out so I didn't do much to it.
The furniture was a very light "blonde" wood color that I didn't like, but it all had to stay. So...... I painted it all white. (Unfortunately, this is the only picture I could find of the room before)
I liked the white and decided to paint the walls a dramatic color and keep everything else in the room white: furniture, bedding, drapery):
This is SO embarassing but I am new to blogging and don't have any "before" pictures of projects.......
I loved it for awhile but after a couple of years, I have started to lighten things up and grew tired of the dark walls. So, I painted the room a very light blue, got a larger mattress (which meant having to get rid of my white headboard/footboard), added side tables, new lamps and ottomans at the foot of the bed:
I made the headboard myself and the ottomans are from IKEA (bought off of Craigslist)...... I love it now!
For the headboard, I decided to nail batting and fabric directly to the wall. Then I trimmed it out with wood moulding painted black. It was super easy and I really worried about making a headboard that would have to be "hung" on the wall because I don't have a stud finder and I didn't want it falling off the wall.
In my dreams I have a beautiful room in my house that has lots of windows and is all mine. It has a huge table with tons of storage and a gift-wrapping area with beautiful gift wrap and jars full of colorful ribbons........
But, in my house, I have a wall in the laundry room!
I couldn't find a handy place to keep all my gift bags and wrapping paper, so I decided to put them on the wall in the laundry room. I bought basic wire office supplies (2 hanging files and a file box) and hung them on the wall.
The 2 hanging file baskets hold gift bags and tissue paper. They have been spray painted aqua, but i'm not in love with the color so it will change at some point:
The file box is not meant to hang on the wall, but I just screwed it in and it works like a charm. It's nice and big and tons of rolls of paper would fit:
It all fits pretty nicely on the wall and doesn't get in the way at all.
I always want a color coordinated tree that looks perfect. That never happens. This year I decided to do a "themed" tree in the living room and a "fun" tree in the family room. The "fun" tree is colorful and was totally decorated by the girls. They did such a great job that now I don't even want the so-called perfect tree and am loving the one that was done by them!
It turned out great and they are so proud of it:
(I may or may not have moved some balls around and straightened out the ribbon after everyone went to bed!)
It is the coolest thing i've ever seen! You can plug in certain information about your child (or an adult) and Santa sends him/her a very specific and personalized greeting. The videos are amazing and are emailed to you instantly...... plus, they're FREE!