Hi all! Did you enjoy your weekend? We had company who loves to shop the re-sale shops, so I had a great time. :-) I made some major progress on J.'s big boy room. We are well on our way to his "beachy masculine" bedroom. J. was gone all last week, and I wanted to surprise him with his new room when he came home. Honestly, he was SO happy with his room's new look that I got teary-eyed. He loves it. And he never cares about design. Now I'm even more motivated to finish everything about the room.
Here's what I did:
First, I painted the ceiling and walls. What a change! The room feels cozy and warm and sophisticated.
Just in case you don't remember what it looked like before. See below.
This gorgeous watercolor on canvas arrived. I promise to take a better picture of it when it's truly installed in his room. I'm crazy for it.
And now for the $35 portion of this post...
J. only had one nightstand and no lamps that I actually liked. While my cousin was here we hit quite a few re-sale shops. And man, did I score some amazing finds!
First up, this nightstand. What drew me to it was the bamboo moldings and hardware. Very vintage. I sprayed it white.
Then, I found two lamps that each had a great shape and would work well in his room.
When you are shopping re-sale, you're not looking for perfect. Look for shape, proportion, and style.
Each lamp was under $10, and I spent a few more dollars on spray paint. Voila!
I like symmetry in a bedroom. Your lamps and nightstands do not need to be identical. But some element of them should be the same. (In my opinion.) Even though these lamps are not the same shape, now that they are the same COLOR, they will work great. His nightstands are also different, but the same color. Symmetry in the bedroom helps you relax. But it's not a hard and fast rule.
Now I'm going to share this picture of J.'s bedroom before we bought the house. This is how the room looked when the previous owners lived here. I only share this because I think it's valuable to see how different the same room can look--just with design.
We did add a ceiling light, but other than that, no major changes.
after the ceiling light:
There you have the progress shot. It was taken at night, so all the lights are on--which is a blogging no-no, but I'm not good at waiting to share my progress. :-)
Isn't it wild how different a room can look?
I have a long way to go...
I hope you enjoyed the update!
Don't be afraid to hit the re-sale shops near you.
You never know what you'll find.
Back to work!
The weekend was for my house but the week is for my clients. If you're waiting, I'm still here and working!