Sunday, February 27, 2005

My New Space

Friday, I spent the day at home with my mom doing some major cleaning and re-organizing, getting ready to show the house to sell it. I haven't done much to the room since I moved back with my parents again. I was partially in denial and I liked to think that my stay with them would be temporary, so I never put much effort into making it my own until a few days ago. The most I did was buy a painting and a comforter a few months ago.

This weekend I gave it a whole new look. We took off a wallpaper border on one wall, took out Guy's car bed, and moved my bed around. I went out and bought some new curtains and some pillows. Saturday I got crazy and bought some paint for the black particleboard shelves in my room. Believe it or not, I was able to create a faux wood finish on the shelves. It looks pretty darn good, even if I do say so myself. First I spray painted them brown. Then I put a layer of light tan over and stroked another stiffer brush over to create the look of grain. After that I diluted a redish-brown paint and brushed a thin layer of it on top. It's the most creative thing I have done in a long time. It was satisfying.

I saw the old radio in the garage while I was painting and decided it would go nicely in my room in place of another nightstand I have. It even coordinates with the dresser I have been using that belonged to my grandparents. I did some touch up cleaning and polished it up beautifully, especially compared to how it looked when we got it. The turntable is missing in the center, so I use it to hide diapers and wipes in.

I am going shopping for one more painting for the opposite wall tomorrow, then the room will be complete... just in time for me to move. I plan to take a picture and post it on here for all to see.

2 comments:

Eleyna Jane said...

Sweet!

You should take a picture & put it up.

I can't get off work tonight. So I won't be able to go dancing. I feel like such a flake, you call me, and I can't go... but I would if I could. I appreciate you calling.

I am, however, going to try and get the room ready at my parents' house, get a storage unit, and get my bank account back in the black... so yeah. Those are my goals for the day.

So here I go. :D

Trixie Granny said...

I have taken a few pictures for the purpose of posting them and I keep making additions to the room that I want to have in the picture. So, sorry for the wait. After all the suspence, I'm not sure it's going to live up to all the hype, but I'm still thrilled with it.

I'm sorry you can't come tonight, but I understand. I hope all goes well with moving.