It's time for a change in the seasons.
Something happens in my head about this time of year and I want change inside my home as I see the changes happening outside. I want light, fresh, clean, new.
This week, I was ready for a change in our bedroom.
My motto is Nike's --
Just do it!
The pic above is the BEFORE of our gold bedroom.
And this picture is the light, fresh, clean, new AFTER picture of our bedroom transformation. I covered the walls with Valspar's Macadamia and the ceiling got a coat of Bran Muffin. My son, J, helped me pull off the all trim around the windows and doors and the base boards, then I sanded, stained, and varnished the wood in a rich mahogany to reflect the red stain of our bedroom furniture.
The paint almost takes on pink hues in these pictures, but it does not look pink in our room. Must be the lighting. I really like my branch on the wall. It's a hunk of honeysuckle vine that I pruned last year. I knew when I trimmed it off, I would find a good use for it.
S., our college student, made this wonderful papercutting in his art class. His tools were a piece of 18x24" sketch paper and an Exacto knife. That's it. (He got an A!) He knew I'd love it, and I do. I think I'll put a brown background paper behind it instead of the grey. It is now hanging on the wall with some vintage bird pictures I printed off from The Graphics Fairy and feathers that I've picked up in the pasture. I tend to collect feathers. I don't feel that I'm completely finished with our room yet. I am looking for the perfect, funky little night stand for my side of the bed and I'd like to add some turquoise accents. For the now, I'm so happy.