With all that being said... the living room and our master bedroom are the two rooms that are in the running for "needs to be next" on the list. And while we're not about to run out and buy a bunch of stuff (even from craigslist) I realized I could be using some of the things we already have to start making improvements... specifically to the bedroom in this case. Here's the view of the bed, as it's been (embarrassingly) for the last two years. Hate it.
tutorial here). At first I wasn't a fan of having the same exact fabric displayed in the nursery AND our master bedroom... but then I decided: who cares? I like it a lot, and I want it on my bed. And if that's bad design, then call me an amateur. Cause technically, I have no qualifications whatsoever.
So after convincing the man-boy of my unconventional plan, we started the demolition. Truthfully, I was excited about swinging a sledgehammer, but Nick got all logical and parental on me.
Which left us with two awesomely perfect matching nightstands... nightstands with great legs. Holla!
HERE in the color I wanted). This experience reminded me why spraypainting is SOOOOO much easier... and funner. And it gives you a better finish. And it's faster. I can safely say that if I had instead driven an hour round trip to town and purchased the color I wanted in spraypaint form, and come back home to spraypaint my bedside tables, it would have taken less time than using the can of already-owned paint. That's all yo. We glued together a couple planks of oak, and stained them in Minwax Ebony... for the tops of the nightstands. I loooooove how these turned out. ...(yes, that's my husband sporting a tie-dyed T-shirt and classy froggy flannel PJ pants I sewed for him)
Then these little gems got some glazing treatment, and they're ready to go!
I so love these new little additions to our bedroom! There are still many things to do in this room, but I think this is a pretty good start for now.
2) seating area (scouring craigslist)
3) new ceiling fan
4) painting treatment to the dresser (??)
5) paint the drab beige walls another color
6) bedding... DIY? perhaps
OK, so I know these plans aren't very specific, but I'm the design-as-I-go type, so I really don't have a picture in my head of how it will look in the end. That's annoying to you, I can tell.