One of my winter goals was to get the upstairs bedroom finished. I painted it about 3 years ago...um, and didn't finish. I have no idea where the closet doorknob is at this point. Sad, but true. Since then, it's just been a mish mosh of things that I didn't know what else to do with, but that I didn't want to get rid of.
Today, I was REALLY hoping to employ some help from all of you great decorators out there.
My upstairs is in dire need, especially since I've introduced the loom.
This poor room has gone through quite a few transformations. At one time it was bright yellow.
We don't heat it, or cool it. It's more or less an unused room. I'm aiming to change that.
Here is what the room looked like when I walked up there today. I need help. Please call Niecy Nash and Clean House. The loom has overtaken this room, and all the bags and boxes of fabrics that friends have given me for rugs is getting out of hand. Things have been pushed around to accommodate the loom. You've heard the phrase about 10#'s of poo in a 5# sack?
Before I delve further, let me show you The Beast, aka the loom.
Here's me making my first rug.
I'm lovin' this.
Ok, let's get down to 'bidness'
Things that are staying.
The wall color.
The headboard and dresser. I want to paint them. Espresso or cream? I keep thinking of doing a cottagey cream and distress it. I had always thought I'd do it in Espresso, but I'm changing my mind.
The old sewing machine (it was my grandmother's - she passed away when my mom was only 7)
Everything else is fair game.
Please try to ignore all the pictures and knick knacks....it's just clutter that I didn't clean up yet.
Here I moved the bed into the corner. I like it in 'real life' but it doesn't translate well here in the photos.
The chair on the right hand side of the photo is part of a pile that is leaving the room for sure.
With the bed in the corner like that, the only place for the loom is on this big wall here.
With the bed in the corner, the only place for the dresser is here, next to the old space heater.
I love this room, I do...it has good bones, but it just needs some serious help.
Now you can see the pile to the left that is on the way out. An end table, a washstand, and the chair.
Here's another shot of the bed in the corner. I picked up that little desk-y thing at a yard sale for $3. Needs a little TLC, but I like it, and would like to keep it. This seems a good place for it.
With the bed in the corner, I put the sewing machine in front of the windows.
Aaron says 'hi' to everyone.
He's been really busy with school, but otherwise fine.
He made an awesome rug yesterday!
Next I put the bed in front of the windows. Something I really never thought I'd ever do. I have to say the room seemed 'big' this way, and the loom seemed to fit nicely in the corner.
I'm planning on painting the floor.
It looks pretty good in this picture, but trust me, it's all beat up.
We'll talk about the floor in another post.
Here's a few more 'messing' around shots.
Oh please oh please help me.
What do you like better?
The bed in front of the two front windows?
The bed in the corner?
The bed in between the two little original windows?
I'll keep moving things, and taking pictures.
Once I get everything out of the room that needs to go, I should be able to get some better shots. I just wanted to slap this post up, so I could get some feedback and keep going on the project.
Tomorrow I'll be posting a series of nude photos of myself.
I mean seriously...does it get more embarrassing than showing a messy room like this?
Thanks so much!