Monday, April 22, 2013

It Gives You Wings

That title is awful - but it was all I could come up with.  SO ANYWAY - when we last saw our bedroom I hadn't yet hung up anything in the realm of decorations or window treatments, because I still needed to paint a second coat on the walls.  I got the painting done on Friday, and fell in love with the color all over again.  That second coat made a big difference.

 This morning I suddenly got a wild hair to do some work in our bedroom, but I just don't have the money to buy little stuff when we still have so many big things to do.  I decided to root around through the things we already have to try to fill out our bedroom a little bit.

First I hung up a woven blind that we have had for over a year.  I then popped up some sheer off-white curtains that used to be in our old living room. 

I felt like the room looked very off balance this way - do you see what I mean?  Everything is kind of right in the middle with nothing to balance the sides out a little bit?  And yes - my kids are usually right where I am, no matter what.  In the pic above they are checking out my alarm clock:)

But back to the off balance bedroom.  I rummaged around through our picture frames and various wall crap, until I happened across the metal wings that we have had since our very first little apartment.  So up they went!

The boys were under the bed for this one!
I am sure there are many, many tweaks to come, but I gotta say - this room has come a long way - don't you think? From dark and cave-like...

to light and bright!  If you missed any of the steps to this point...here is one, and two.

I still want to figure out the right window treatment for the little windows (there are two) on the left wall of the room.  I am not sure if I should treat them like regular sized windows and hang long curtains?  Or something else?  Any suggestions??

I'm linking up with House of Hepworths! 

16 comments:

  1. It looks great! Such a big difference already!

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  2. I'm so interested to hear what people have to say, or what you decide, with the little window. We have five of these on our main floor (two in the family room flanking the fireplace and three in a row in our living room). I currently have them untreated but am contemplating some faux roman shades. However, in a bedroom it would probably be nice to have something working to block light.

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  3. The light isnt too much of an issue for me, because there really isnt all that much ambient light out there at night. The main issue for me is that I am pretty sure I have flashed all of our neighbor at this point...and the people at the church across the street. Oops.

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  4. It's come so far already! It looks great!!

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  5. I think it depends on if you are going to place anything under the windows. For instance, a bench. If you place a bench you may not need floor length curtain but blinds instead. If there isn't room for anything underneath or you just want to keep it open I would consider floor length curtains. Hope this helps.

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  6. Bekah, I am so far behind in reading blogs, that my first thought was "oh my the boys are getting so big!" Loved seeing them in the photos.

    That room looks wonderful, you have a real knack for pulling it together.

    Amazing, clean, crisp, yet comforting.

    Way to go.

    Jen

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  7. Such a transformation from when I was up! It looks so cozy now :]

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    1. Thanks Beth! I still want to make it a little more personal - you know? Right now that could be anyone's bedroom, but I like the changes we have made! PS I think you should do an apartment tour on your blog!

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  8. Holy cow that is one heck of a transformation. I am going to have to check out steps one and two! Thanks for linking up to DIY May-nia. Should be some fun projects!

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    1. Thanks Anne! I was actually browsing your site RIGHT NOW, haha!

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  9. find two of the roll up blinds. no curtains - like dark, bamboo roll up blinds :) if you want... :)

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  10. It looks great! Curtains make a ridiculous difference! :)

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  11. I did floor-length curtains on the small windows at my last house, i ended up gathering them about 2-3 ft from the floor with a tie back to get a large filled in X shape from them. I liked it a lot, just an idea for ya.
    -Jess

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