So things are progressing sloooooooowly in the living room. I’ve got all the furniture in there, now and the bookcases, but I’m doing a major purge of the Christmas decorations as I’m putting it all away, and it’s kind of everywhere. So I can’t really get down in dirty in there yet, you know?
But I really want to work on something. Something with a big payoff moment. I always feel this way in January. (Okay, let’s be honest, I feel this way all the time, but I especially feel this way in January.) The holidays are over, but Spring hasn’t sprung, and I’m all fired up for the New Year and I just want to, you know, get something done.
And jah, jah, I’ve got my UFO list (and things are proceeding, more on that later). But I want something BIG.
So I’ve been eyeballing my bedroom. It’s an easy room to do. It’s mostly paint, sewing and some little projects. I have (almost) everything I need already on hand.
I haven’t done a lot since you saw it last. Just shuffled some furniture around.
This is what it looks like now:
You may not notice a lot of difference. This is what it looked like a few weeks ago.
I’m pretty happy with the placement of things. So now I’m ready to start upgrading finishes.
(I think Mr. Magpie is onto me. He’s been giving me that “what are you up to?” look all day. Of course, my prowling around the bedroom “hmmmmm…..” may have tipped him off.)
Of course, in my fantasy life, I’d totally rip out that closet and put a big wall of windows in. But this is not my forever house, and as you are all (embarrassingly) aware, I have a lot of other construction already underway. So this will have to be purely a fluff job. Paint and fabric. No construction. And that includes no ripping up the carpet (waaaaaaaaaahhhh!). The hardwood only goes halfway across the room, so fixing that = construction. So no go. Paint. And. Fabric. Only.
(Can you tell I’m reassuring myself that I’ll live without demoing the whole room?)
Anyway. I’ve got paint. I’ve got duvets and fabric for bedding and curtains. I’ve got a couple fabric options squirreled away that could be used for slip-covering the chair (shown above). I’ve got several ideas to choose from for the bed.
I’ve also got these two, nearly matching dressers I’m using as side-tables to fix up (can you believe I got these, like, 6 years apart from one-another?)
And lastly, I’ve got this great cabinet ($30 at Goodwill!), that I have some plans for.
So, am I nuts? Or should I go for it?