I am sure you all have a spot in your home where "stuff" you don't know where else to put ends up.
In our house it is a place I call the little room.
It is in fact a little room in our master bedroom that would be a great walk in closet or even a master bathroom (if we stole a little space from the master bedroom).
Both options have never come to the top of our Fall/Winter project lists.
Can you hear Jim saying "Thank God"?!!
I have wanted to freshen the space up for a while.
I thought this would be a good place to try out a color palette I want to use in my bedroom makeover that I am planning for the Fall.
(After camping season which starts May 1st!!)
So, this past February, when we were up to our ears in snow, I dove in. Here is the room after I emptied out all the junk...
This room held our laundry hampers, ironing board, file cabinet and a bunch of junk. I also had some of my favorite works of art that my kids made for me over the years (can you see the dirt on the walls, yuk). The colors were from when we moved in back in 1999. I used to watch "Trading Spaces" all the time and on one episode they said to pick your room colors off of one chip ~ lightest shade on the walls, darkest on the trim, and the one in the middle on the ceiling.
I used this method for my master bedroom as well as the kids rooms, one was purple and one was blue. What was I thinking?!
This was the last of the not so great paint color selections and I was very happy to see them go!
I did not want to spend a lot of money so I mixed my own paint for the walls, using a Martha Stewart gray I already had in an eggshell finish with some of the flat white ceiling paint.
I am happy with the color but when I do get to painting my bedroom, I think I will throw a quick coat on the walls in here.
I do not like flat paint on walls.
Not the best pictures (sorry for the glare), but you have to admit it does look much better...
The carpet will be fixed when the bedroom is done (or hopefully gone). The hampers went back in and I got a new ironing board cover with my color palette...
I framed two of my favorite works of art...
Picked up a cute stool at the shop and brought the file cabinet back in...
I'd love a new lampshade for my glass lamp and maybe a (vintage) dressform in the corner.
I used a baker's rack to help keep the room tidy...
Picking up some boxes and crates that would look pretty holding some junk...
For now as a window treatment I am using an oops flour sack towel that did not work on a project I did for the shop. It looks sort of cute! I am thinking maybe adding a black and white ticking ruffle to the top (if I could sew).
I love my little room now and have been keeping it neat!
I am happy with the color palette and have been pinning lots of ideas for my bedroom makeover.
What do you think?
I am joining Common Ground for Be Inspired. Debra has featured my post on our At Home With White Show from last week. Thanks Debra and thank you all for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
P.S. ~ Tomorrow is Jim's Big 5~0...Happy Birthday Handsome!