For a long time we didn’t really do much with our apartment except live in it. I mean , of course we live in our apartment but we just didn’t take a lot of time to try and make sure that it’s a place that we really want to be, a place that reflects us. It’s easy to feel like you don’t have the money to make your space a beautiful dwelling. For years and years we have lived on hand-me-down furniture, and to this day some of those pieces are my absolute favorites!
Anywho, lately we have been taking a long hard look at our space and trying to think of ways to make it feel more like us. The living room has been spiffed up for a few months now, but our two bedrooms…man oh man. What happened to these rooms I think, is that all of my focus migrated to the living room along with all of my cool stuff…leaving my two bedrooms (one serving as our bedroom, the other my office) totally white and kind of naked.lol
Until recently that is….I turned to Pinterest for inspiration (of course) and came away with one standout thought for the bedroom….dark, vibrant blue. Whether you call it teal, navy, cobalt….or something in between, I am in love with this rich warm tone. A few of my favorite inspirations…
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So, what do I do with this inspiration? I don’t really have a ton of cash to throw at a brand new look for our bedroom. I decided to simply paint the dresser, which is more or less the focal point of our bedroom, and add a few decorative pieces that we already had, and that I had made.
Guys, I’m really bad about taking before and after photos. Really bad. I get so excited about a project that I just jump right in! But this dresser is a yard sale item found by my Mom when I was about ten years old, and has been back and forth between my brother and I over the years. It was also previously a dark brown color , and the top-drawer facing had fallen off. One Saturday, we gave it some love and a brand new coat of a paint called Grand Rapids by Behr….I have never loved it more!
Have a look-see!
Care to see a bit more of our bedroom? Up until the Saturday that we put some elbow grease into this room, all the walls were completely bare. Bor-ing!
So, I scooped up some thrifted owls that I had previously painted blue, and gave them a coat of gold. I also grabbed that fantastic mountain artwork (also thrifted) and hung it from a vintage hanger…that I also thrifted. By the time all was said adding some interest to the bare bare wall above our bed costed about 3 bucks including the gold paint!
Okay, so Daisy is not a new addition to the bedroom….but she’s so cute that I had to snap a photo!
Thanks for letting me share!
It’s inspire me Monday friends
….do something to your space today to make it a little bit more interesting, a little bit more reflective of yourself!