hello, my dears! my first decorating project is underway and i couldn’t be more thrilled to share a sneak peek with you today. it’s my bedroom in the off-campus house i’ll be sharing with seven girlfriends next year at bucknell and, although i’ll only live here for one year, i want it to be a place i can get inspired or wind down, depending on the time of day!
what a dreary “before” picture! the room does have great bones though. the amount of space is generous for a college student and i love the bay windows! the dark trim, white-paint-over-wallpaper and icky purple carpet were calling out for a little love.
so we painted the trim white (the best trick for lightening a space!) and gave the walls two coats of glidden’s sexy pink.
we also taped off some rectangles to frame the bed i have yet to buy (ignore the evidence of wallpaper underneath!).
i think they turned out quite splendidly if i do say so myself.
so we moved in the furniture i have found. pete did a few final touch-ups (i told you he’s detail-oriented) and beth put up the blinds (thank goodness because i have no patience for that sort of thing). many thanks to the crew, also known as my loving parents who put up with my need for blindingly bright color and a flawless paint job all while listening to me change my mind about minute details 13,000 times.
how do you feel about the pink and leopard combo? beth says it’s a little flinstones but the rug (overstock leopard print novelty rug, $85) i hope you don’t think it’s too much because there’s going to be a gold-skirted table in between those babies (ikea tullsta chairs, $99 each) next time you see photos! (worry not — the bed linens will be white.)
somehow we had time (and paint) left over to redo the tragic bathroom we’re inheriting. wallpaper and carpeted floors? in a bathroom? briana and her mom agree that it was a no-go.
her dad laid down cheap linoleum and we painted the walls with our leftover pink paint. we found the shades in one of the many nooks and crannies in our soon-to-be home. don’t you prefer it all new-and-improved?
i would love to hear your thoughts on this initial sneak peek. please be kind — this is project numero uno!