Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lightn Up

I've wanted to make a change in a my bedroom for a little while now. I feel bedding and accessories are just like clothes and jewelry and I love to change them about with the seasons. It's easy to do when all your furnishings are neutral and you have a storage room to put the old stuff in. I find myself rummaging the buckets regularly as I switch things around on holidays, orange works for Halloween, red for Valentines or Christmas, teal for spring and lime green, well it has stayed the course but now that it is packed, may see the light again at Christmas. I kind of have a thing for stripes and I wanted to send a subliminal message to my husband by adding a pretty Tiffany blue. So I set too, making some changes. These are my before pictures. I wanted to get rid of the dark brown and add some accessories. I wish I could take cool pictures like the super bloggers but after an attempt at photography, I decided I didn't have the patience to set everything up for a shot, I prefer the "in real life" it looks better version in stead of the "wow, You don't look anything like your extremely well lit, photo shop version of yourself" shot. So these are my afters: I added some drapes, a duvet cover and some cool picture frames that hubby gave me for Christmas, a softer than fluff throw blanket and a cool chair. I recently vacated the basement of all my hair supplies as Boyd is planning a man room/office there and really only do family hair now :-( sniff sniff. So I got this cool little trolley to keep behind my door. A couple of towels and rug in the adjoining bathroom and I am a happy camper. I am happy with the results as it really has lightened up the room and the color messaging had it's desired effect and I got this little beauty for Valentines. Yes I'm talking about the box, that's all I wanted. I know it's supposed to be what's inside that counts (that was awesome too) but I really just always wanted the little blue box, I AM just that shallow. My whole room was inspired around this little box which now has its own spot on the shelf. and while I was in the mood for lightening up, I lightened my hair. I don't love it yet but it takes a couple of attempts to go from very dark hair to light without needing a wig because it all snapped off. It's a hard reality but I am getting old and have so much grey that I was seeing that skunk stripe within a week of coloring, the blond helps stretch the trauma out for a few extra weeks so I may have to stay this way until I switch to the blue rinse.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I really LOVE that blue. Great job!