And because I don't feel like writing about my latest episode of Car-ma (getting tagged by a speeding vehicle while backing out of a parking space...no one was hurt, car will be fixed, no big...), tendonitis (getting better, thank you), or how close I am to turning into a complete and total recluse, I give you: My new pink bedroom.
"I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other." ~ Shelby, Steel Magnolias
This was last weekend's home improvement project (with MK's free labor and Erin's paint color advice). The color is called "ice pink" (Lowe's American Traditions), but I prefer to call it "blush" or "bashful." I originally intended to use existing decor (deep red quilt, caramel drapes, etc.) but when Michael decided he didn’t want the Jonathan Green print that used to hang in our living room, I decided to take a risk and use the print as a décor guide (I’ve talked about decorating around it for years…the color combos are weird and I love them). More photos (including a few taken with flash so you can see the paint color in bright light) on my Flickr page.
The raspberry duvet cover was a Big Lots (!) find for $15 and I don’t mind telling you that I looked up the brand online later and it retails for about $200. No rips, no tears. I also got the curtain rods ($3 each) and the brushed metal lamps ($24.99 each). Love the Big Lots. The dark chocolate pillow shams and bed skirt are from Target and the side table on the right was a Habitat store find from a few weeks ago. Including paint, I think total cost of redecoration was about $200. And I love the space now, particularly being in the larger bedroom. I look good in pink.
Next project was going to be fixing up my old bedroom to be guest room/sitting room, but I think it’s going to be fixing my two-year-old car now that it has lost its accident virginity.