Monday, January 25, 2010

The...ahem...Attractive Bedroom

I laughed when this appeared in my Gmail inbox. Apparently making a bedroom "sexy" is just a matter of decorating it in a tasteful way. Wasn't that what Edith Schaeffer talked about in The Hidden Art of Homemaking? It's nothing new.

Steve worked on Saturday and I was faced with the dilemma of figuring out what to do with all of the glorious hours of unoccupied time (and no, laundry and dishes were not part of the equation). As I was brushing my teeth that morning, inspiration struck. I grabbed my cell phone, rang up Clara, and said, "Hey, do you want to help me make a sexy bedroom?" With $10 in quarters as my budget (thank you, tip jar), we headed out to see what we could do.

We found dark brown sheer curtains for much less than it would have cost to make them and I made tie-backs from fabric that coordinates with our duvet. Then we printed a bunch of pictures to put in the multitude of frames Steve and I got as wedding gifts and Clara helped me hang them on the walls. A string of Christmas lights, a hat rack, and decluttering the tops of the dressers and voila! I felt like I was in a new room. It was a fun, cheap, and quick project that not only made crafty little me feel productive, but also made Steve happy.

(I wish I had Before pictures, but I don't. Just believe that it's a definite improvement.)

I suppose it's only fair for Kitter to have his picture taken since it was his birthday last Friday.


Laura said...

Amelia! An Amelia blog? What an exciting find!!

Lisa said...

::waves to Kitter::

BeckyLove said...

just found your blog! Love it. The room looks too cute. :)

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