Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall cleaning

So, I've been doing some fall cleaning. Our bedroom has been my first completion. I didn't take a before, sorry. But, here is the room all cleaned up - heck, even the bed is made. I rearranged the room all by myself last night while my husband was bowling - he was quite surprised that I moved all the furniture by myself.

Our room tends to be the catch all room. AKA, "oh no, we have company coming, quick move this pile to....um, our room!". We keep moving the same junk from room to room. That's probably a hint that I need to just pitch it, eh? I did come up with a kitchen garbage bag full of clothes to get rid of. Flylady would be proud of me....at least yesterday. Speaking of clothes, clearly, one bag is not enough to have gotten rid of. I have eight more baskets to put away. Only, where to put it? The dressers and armiore are full, as is the closet. Of course, saying the closet is full is not a feat or anything. After all, we're talking about a house built in 1945. Yes, that means the closets suck. I think I have DH talked into raising the closet rod and then installing another lower. Then we can each have a closet rod, which would double our space. Of course, the few dresses that I own will have to be relegated to the hall closet. There could be worse fates, eh?

We need a headboard, but I think Dave Ramsey would call it a want. And, since it has been seven years without one, I guess it really isn't a need. More of a big want.

The two tall dressers (side by side) I should probably paint
and add new hardware. Thoughts on paint color and hardware? The armoire will have to stay the same. It's an antique of some sort and my DHs parents have the rest of the BR set, in their bedroom. So, I'm not sure I'm ready to paint that piece just yet since we know where the matching pieces are at. Here's a picture of that piece (that's DDs Christmas dress).

I really like the wall color in there - it's an icy blue sort of color. It's rather calm and soothing. It does, however, need some touching up in spots. I guess I'll need to look for the color, it's probably in the basement somewhere.

I'd like to get a large rag rug for the floor in our room as well. It's hardwoods in there and I think it would just make it feel a bit warmer in the room.

The bedding is also something that doesn't have to stay. Unfortunately, I've not seen anything that I like in King size that is on super low clearance, so I suppose, for now, it will stay. The crocheted afghan is one that I made for my Grandmother one year for Christmas. My Gramps took it over after she died. When he died last October, I took it home with me. The colors are very country, but I keep it mainly for the sentimental value behind it. You can also see my kids in the following picture. DD had just gotten a diaper on after her bath (that's a towel over her legs). She was the one watching Barney, which, you got a glimpse of earlier in this post.

Finally, there is no artwork in the room. At one point I slapped up a blue picture frame with vases of flowers (Becky, do you remember this print? It came from you.) but the frame fell off the wall and fell behind the bed and broke. Now before you go thinking how in the world did a picture fall off the wall, it was our daughter. She was playing on our bed while I was in the room. Unfortunately, I wasn't quick enough and the picture suffered it's fate of death. I've seen some fabric colored pieces of wood that look like cheap and interesting art work, so I'll have to try something like that.


Shawnee said...

So glad you've joined the Holiday Hostess Flirty Apron Swap!

Anonymous said...

With your wall color and how naturally dark the room is, I would recommend painting the dressers an antique white color (it's the same color as our kitchen cabinets so it's not glaring white). To save some $$ you could spray paint the hardware black. Since you have the bed up against the window, you're kind of SOL on a headboard but if you moved the bed I think it you could make a padded headboard with plywood, batting and fabric really easily.

Also, if you're interested in artwork I could always print some of my pics for you. I hang a lot of them in cheap frames from Ikea and Michaels and it doesn't look bad.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hey, thanks for visitng my place the other day and for the idea of curtains instead of lugging my closet doors back and forth.
I loved your cute little crayon roll!

laura said...

You sure are getting alot done. I need to paint this huge old dresser also and get new hardware. I like Becky's comment about antique white. I like your paint color. Mom