Today’s post will explain why there was no post yesterday. We were helping my parents make-over their bedroom. They live in middle-of-nowhere Iowa…aka the land of slower than dial-up internet. We did make pretty good progress over the week-end. Just not on the blog front.
Here is my parents’ bedroom before we arrived. It has been some form of this for the past 6 years. You know, when they moved in.
My love for decorating is hereditary. Can you tell?
My mom wanted a cottage look and a “warm” feeling. My dad wanted to spend $0.00 and I was repeatedly told that I was not to touch the trim. Why? Because I may have asked him approximately 1 million times if we could paint the trim white and he’s horribly opposed. Old people.
Here’s how we ended the week-end…(We had some trouble photographing the room. The below picture makes the room seem he-giant and the wall color is giving Nate fits in editing. Amateurs.)
Yes, Ike makes himself at home wherever he goes. They are still waiting on white curtains. The only size of curtains that they sell in the middle-of-nowhere is 84” which are not nearly tall enough. They also need something above the bed. I’m thinking a round mirror to balance out all of the square (I act like I know what I’m talking about).
Everyone loves a good room breakdown so here it is. The only thing we kept from the original room was the bed frame and mattress. I did push hard for the bamboo sconces but they didn’t quite make the cut.
Wall Color: Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. I like how this color changes throughout the day. Sometimes greyish. Sometimes greenish. Sometimes blueish.
Bedding: Purchased at TJMaxx. I don’t know the price or brand because Mom isn’t answering her texts. Get with it Mom. This is important stuff.
Headboard: Nate built it! (More details on that to come). $50-$60
Nightstands: I taught my mom how to paint furniture and we got to work on the thrifted night stands. $18 and $15. (Nightstands are hard to find. I had a dream the night before we went looking for them that we finally found a matching pair after endless searching. Some lady started yelling at me and I stepped away. The nightstands then disappeared.) I inhale too much pill dust during the day. We did not find a pair but they were very similar looking. They were higher priced than I would normally pay but I get my patience from my mother and she wanted to complete this room.
Lamps: I found them at my local Salvation Army. They were originally dark brown. We painted them coral. $6 for the pair of bases. $12 for the pair of lamp shades.
Dresser: My mom purchased this from a co-worker. It was originally made by a family member of the co-worker. I love furniture with a story. Mom wanted a punch of color so we went with Sherwin Williams Coral Reef. $25.
What did I learn about helping someone else decorate? It was hard because I have definite likes and dislikes but I need to remember that everyone has different tastes and there isn’t one right answer when it comes to decorating. But maybe a better answer. Mine. Overall, it was a fun project. Especially because we didn’t have to fork over any money for a fun make-over.
Have you helped a family member tackle a big project? How’d it go?
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