Saturday, March 5, 2011

Home decor for the not so creative...

I have recently been very interested in sort of "maturing" my condo.  I am creative in a few ways but decorating is not one of them.  I see things at other people's homes that I love and think that I could never pull it off at my own place.  Ms. Favro had her condo repainted and it has really made me want to spruce my place up with some color!  I am not thinking of anything major but there are a few things that I would love to add to my home to make it slightly more grown up.  I have been looking for a long time for a bed that would work in my room.  I am totally on a budget, so I have been looking at second hand stores in Berkeley and have my eyes set on something like...

I am having quite a tough time finding one but I will continue my search!  Also, I am looking for an old chair to go in a corner of my bedroom like the one on the left that I can paint and recover with the fabric on the right.

I was also thinking about painting my bedroom a light shade of brown...
I have very simple white furniture in my bedroom and think that a light shade of brown would be nice.  I'd like to work on one room at a time.  First my bedroom and then the bathroom, which only needs some paint.  I was thinking a gray/blue...

I have a wonderful piece of artwork in the bathroom that I think would look great with that soft shade of blue.  Hopefully, this is a project I can get going in the next couple of weeks.  I am looking forward to having some color in my house!

My bathroom artwork
I can feel my interior designer coming out...I will keep you posted on the progress.

Today's music...


  1. Might have the brown paint for's a start!

  2. You are too cute love all of your ideas!! Check craigslist too for furniture!!

  3. Great ideas, and I love that bed frame! I'm sure your house will look wonderful after everything is done. Try looking around at garage sales for an old chair like what you want. :) Good luck!!

  4. Mom...what shade of brown???

    Miss V & Alisha - I will totally check craigslist and garage sales as well!

    Thanks for the feedback!


  5. I did cream walls in our bedroom with the biggest wall *facing door)chocolate brown & like the contrast. Paint will really brighten your place up & if it's not quite the right shade then you can always paint over it!

  6. yay! i love getting brought up in these posts. I can help you go condo shopping if you want! I love decorating!