I’m smack dab in the middle of cleaning out one of our spare rooms. It’s my son’s old room but for quite some time now it has been used as a “drop zone” for everything. Actually, I’m surprised Hoarders didn’t give me a call!!! Where did all this
crap stuff come from? After getting rid of everything in the room, I still have plenty of stuff I just can’t part with. The closet is about 1/2 way done so lots of the keep stuff will go in there. I just ordered a mattress and box springs so I’m on a deadline to finish up for that delivery.
Here’s what I have in mind for the room:
This was the bedroom I fell in love with at the Southern Living Idea house in Senoia, Georgia when we toured it back in June. I’d love to have planked walls but doubt I can talk hubby into that. But I will be using buffalo check pillows and curtains, buying white bedding and linen colored duvet & shams. Also, I found this fabulous DIY headboard here and am going to try my hand at making one ..
They made a template for the headboard, cut it out and covered it with a drop cloth (one of my favorite go-to fabrics) and finished it with nail heads.
Now for the “ugly paint job” question….I have a bookcase (very cheap) and a french provincial 4-drawer dresser that I spray painted black a few years ago. The dresser finish is too shiny. My questions are: what color should I paint the bookcase and dresser? Should I use a primer before painting? Just to remind you, here’s what the color scheme will be:
- natural color headboard (made with drop cloth) with bronze nail heads
- white bedding
- linen color duvet for the foot of the bed
- natural buffalo check curtains and 2 euro pillows (see inspiration pic from the Southern Living Idea House above)
Right now the current wall color is a pale, pale grey and I really don’t want to have to repaint but I might have to….the wall color looks very similar to the one behind the headboard I’ve featured.
Here are some ideas I like…..
Then I would paint the bookcase a solid color. But I’m not sure how these would work with my linen and cream bedding….thoughts?
Now that I go back and look at the two dressers, I don’t think they would work. I’m totally confused!!!! I really don’t want to do just solid color because I wanted to do something a little different on the dresser. I love that grain sack dresser though!
Okay, enough of these “!!!!” and not enough of these (ideas)…..can you help a girl out?