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!


Nej said...

Welcome back to blogland!!!! :-)

I don't think your blog layout is's just clean. And simple, yet I like simple, so maybe I'm not a good person to ask. :-)

We have two lighter colored cats, so I were having the same issue....we needed lighter bedding, in a room we painted dark on purpose (to allow Mot to sleep during the day, when he gets home from his 24 hour shifts).

I always see bedding I like...until I'm looking for it, of course. Never fails!!! So I feel your pain. Bed, Bath and Beyond is good...and so is JC Penneys. Besides that, you hit the places I'd recommend.

Izzy said...

Yeah, I still have one reader! :-)

JC Penneys and other big department stores are a great idea. Hopefully I'll have some luck today!

sAm said...

OK - I know you didn't ask for advice, but I am known for giving unsolicited advice. So. Here goes.

I recently bought a house with all horrible walls. For the first little bit I freaked out about every color. Then I realized that it's only about $30 for enough paint for any given room (it's a small house), and only takes a couple of days if I hustle. I quit worrying, painted, and figured if I didn't like the color I could always change it. Good news - I liked it!

So just go with your gut on this...worst case scenario, you don't like it...then paint over it!! Who knows - there may even be some insulation factor in multiple layers of paint!

Miss Caught Up said...

You're back! I'm back! It must be that time :)

I need would like to clean up my blog, too.. And wow! You've got quite a project! Bedroom Makeovers can be so much fun! :)

Sass said...


I like the layout. I love simple, and clean. I'm with Nej on this one.

Glad to see you. ;)