Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm Back ... With a Bedroom Makeover

"If bad decorating was a hanging offense, there'd be bodies hanging from every tree." ~ Sylvester Stallone

Well, it only took a few months, but I finally figured out how to clean up my blog. And now it's too clean. Talk about "dullsville"! *Sigh* Ohwell. Guess I can mess with it later.

J's out of town for the week, so I thought this would be the perfect time to start blogging again. Too much free time is not a good thing -- I think I ate just about everything I could get my hands on last night. Easy to do when you're sucked into hours of HGTV.

We're in the process of trying to pick out paint colors for the house -- which has been such a headache. It seemed easier in our old house, maybe because it was smaller. Or maybe because I knew what colors I wanted and just went for it. This house is just being difficult, and the asylum white walls are driving me insane. Every. Single. Wall. Is. White.

So we initially began trying to pick a neutral to paint everything. But after multiple trips to the paint store and back -- and after getting scolded for turning our dining room wall into a polka-dot fest -- I've temporarily given up.

But I had what I thought was a great idea. While J's away, I could do our bedroom as a surprise. It is definitely in need of some TLC ... and a match. Between our old furniture, the smelly dogs and the cat I can't keep off anything, that room is about on the same level as our garage.

At some point in the near future we want to get new furniture. But for now, paint, new bedding, curtains and a vacuum would do wonders. We soo need to reclaim that space and make it a relaxing retreat that we look forward to at the end of a long day.

And I thought I could handle it. Why is this bedroom soo much harder? I figured if I found awesome bedding, then I could easily match paint. But, of course, now that I'm actually looking for it, I can't seem to find any bedding that just melts my heart. I love fluffy white down bedding, but with a black cat and a husband who eats in the bed, I'm guessing darker is the way to go.

I've looked at Target, Kohls, Hemispheres, Linens & Things ... I may head to the mall tomorrow to peek in Restoration Hardware. Other suggestions on where to go? I was hoping to not spend a fortune, but at this point I don't really care. Only two days left to pull this off!