Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bedroom Dreaming

Today was another busy day. I ran kids back and forth to work (4 trips)...again! I planted the vegetable garden (our garden is pretty big...about 30' x 80'), and I worked on The Beast once more.  I'm on my third brand of stripper.  This time I'm using Citristrip.  I think one more coat on a few spots should do it.  You cannot believe how stubborn the paint on this thing is!  Never, never, never buy a piece of furniture with 3 or 4 coats of paint on it to strip off.  It may be the death of me yet!

Now that my bedroom is all decluttered and clean, I am bedroom dreaming...umm dreaming about how to fix it up that is.  I have lots of ideas dancing around in my head.  I'd love floors like these at Frugal Farmhouse Design.

We have very low knee walls (under the eave walls) on both sides of the upstairs level.  So our closets in our room had to be built into this knee wall.  There are closets in the hallway opposite our bedroom too.  Because they are extra short, we have not figured out how to put doors on them yet.  That is, until I saw this at Funky Junk Interiors, and an idea began to form.

I also have the problem that I can't use a headboard, because the only place we can put the bed is under that same knee wall, between the closets, and there is just no room.  I thought perhaps a canopy constructed something like this, at Off the Wall, only maybe with side panels pulled back.

I have a maple night stand and dresser that I want to paint white and distress.  I also have my Grandpa's old Chiffarobe (kind of like an armoire) that I want to repaint, but I can't decide on a color yet.  I do like this soft robins egg blue like this sweet little dresser at Aja lee's Sweet Life.

Or maybe a soft, distressed sage green like this cute dresser at Junkrestore.

Alas, my bedroom will have to wait.  I've been promising my youngest son, Jared, that I would redo his room for over a year.  It really does need it...bad.  You'll have to wait and see.  As soon as VBS is over, and "The Beast" is finished...it's on to the man child's room.  And other than colors, I don't have a clue what I'm going to do...guess I need to do some more dreamin'.


  1. I'm totally honored you'd find my old gate screens inspirational. :) Sounds like you have a good guide on what you love. Now it's time to go for it! Or should I say.. Gitter Done! Hee!


  2. You have a lot of good inspiration there. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. I love your inspiration pics, cant wait to see what you end up doing!!!

  4. All great ideas. You definitely have a handle on what you want to do in your room. Look forward to seeing the changes. My son is leaving for college this fall and I can't wait to redo his room (although he reminds me that he will be back for the summers so not to make it too girly).

  5. I love all these ideas and desperately need inspiration fro my Master bedroom redo. I cant wait to see what you do!

  6. I know I am late but Thank you so much for featuring my dresser on your blog! I truly appreciate it : ) Aja


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