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.