So now that the house cat is out of it’s bag (?), I need help with decorating!!
You see, I don’t know how to dress my own self (remember the inside out skirt!), let alone decorate decorate a 2,000 sq. ft. house!
It’s so not in me.
PROOF? I wear brown with black. White after Labor Day. The motif in our current house is “Toddler Toy Chic.” I’ve owned the same set of towels for 10 years. <-not a joke. We now have a total of 2! Put towels on the list.
I like what I like when I see it, but I can’t imagine things all together (that doesn’t make sense – neither does my fashion sense).
So that’s why I’m calling out for help! One room at a time.
Today, I’ll show you the 1950s bedrooms!
Kinda sad, but there’s some potential that the pictures really can’t show!! Here’s the order in which I’d like to revamp:
Tear Down Wallpaper
The wallpaper just has to go!! Not only is it hideous, but it’s crackling and peeling above the (soon to be removed) copper heating system in all of the rooms.
No. Just no.
The sad thing is that I have no earthly clue how to remove it. A Google search is in order (and any tips you might have!)
After the wallpaper is torn down, fresh paint is in order! (side story – the only two times when we’ve had to paint in the past, I’ve conveniently been pregnant and couldn’t help. Can’t use that card this time. Drat!)
As for the color, I know we’ll probably go with Valspar paint. I looked around their site and they have SO many options and suggestions as to what goes together.
I just want something neutral (I think) in our bedroom. Either something out of the Warm White collection or I’ll go complete opposite and paint it pumpkin orange or neon purple or something.
For the kid’s rooms, I know I want some color, as all of their furniture is stark white. But I don’t want it to be your typical “blue for boy, purple for girl” look. Something with a gray base and slight touch of color.
New Bedroom Furniture (for Master)
I’ve just started looking around, but I really love the look of Laura Ashley bedroom furniture sets! In particular, I like the style of these two sets for the Master:
Our old bedroom suite is dark cherry, and while I still love it, I don’t think it would go well with the color of the floors. I also want some color on the walls (scratch what I said above about neutral walls!) and white furniture would go so well with that. I clearly need help – I can’t stick with a plan! I did read an article about painting your furniture, but I’m not sure I’m up for that – thoughts of paint flecks crackling off make me weary.
New Light Fixtures
They have to to go. We actually just bought this fan for our room and the front living room – I kind of love it.
And we need two light fixtures for the kids’ rooms.
Take Down Window Thingies
What are these?!!?!?
They must go! Anyone want them?
Put Up Curtains
Luckily, my mother-in-law is a master seamstress, so I’m hoping to enlist her help with any curtains that need to be made. She sews many of the costumes for the local theater shows – she actually created my Tiger Lily costume!
(If you’re reading, Catherine, I’ll pay you in more grandbabies!)
Phew. A pretty good Lindsay’s list!
So I think those changes will help the bedrooms tremendously! I’ll show you more rooms next week!
Anyone want to come help??? I’m serious – we’re having a workday tomorrow!
QUESTION: Have you ever remodeled a house? Any tips for getting wallpaper off? Any design tips in general? HELP!