Last month I linked up with Amanda @ Serentity Now for a Decorating Dilemma Party and I posted my next decorating hurdle aka Adam's room. I am taking this room from 2001 little boys room to a 2010 guest room. Today is her Show Me The Progress Party and I'm so not there yet. I hate to miss a party though because I always leave there inspired.
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This is what the room looked like circa 2004 and except for the flag pillow that is basically how it looked last month.
Most of the furniture had been mine as a little girl and it was looking a bit weary so I gave everything a coat of white paint and some new hardware.
The bowl thingy is not staying. I couldn't find the right piece while out shopping for last minute touches so I stole this from our room for the photo. The dresser is going to need yet another coat of paint. Arghhhhh. I did a primer and two coats but I know I would be happier if it was a bit more even plus I will be painting the feet black and white striped.
I just bought those lamps but I'm not sure I will be keeping them. I can't go with anything any taller because of the sloped ceiling but I am wondering if I might like silver better.
This photo was my inspiration for going with the gray and white.
So like my inspiration I painted the walls a light gray. Notice I still don't even have the outlet covers back on.
Then added some new bedding. I know it needs to be steamed but hey I'm trying to make a deadline. :-)
We kept the trompe l'oeil window because it is so unique the way it lights up and comes to life at night.
This was the look I was going for in the bedding but this bedding was too expensive for this room so I found something more reasonable.
Do you like gray or blue accents? I kind of like the gray but I guess the great thing about this space is I could change out the accent color with the seasons. Or I could be like the inspiration photo and just do all white.
I bought that lamp at TJ Maxx but they only had one. Liz do you think you look for another one for me in Des Moines? I thought I was being so clever and mixing it with vases on the other night table but I either need more height on the left or something. It just isn't working. I think what I don't like is all of the light coming from just one side of the room.
So, I've got to be honest here. I'm not loving the room yet.
Maybe I need a couple European pillows ? Is that what's missing? Maybe a color evangelist like myself can't be happy with gray and white or maybe it is that I haven't finished accessorizing. More than likely I am over tired and obsessing. Tomorrow I will start fresh. I'm just not there yet. It is definitely a work in progress. I wanted to chalk this one off my list but not yet. I will certainly be reposting when I get this room resolved. Any and all suggestions are always certainly welcome.
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