Bethy was super excited to help me with my new, exciting project. We instantly got to work thinking about color schemes and crafts to turn that creepy little room around. I had found some sheets that I had fallen in love with at Pottery Barn that were a Victorian floral pattern and they were on sale so I snatched them right up and that is where we pulled our color scheme from. We got busy painting the walls the most pleasing color of gray, that alone made the room look a million times better, it was like a breath of fresh air. Next we assembled all the clean, new wonderful pieces of furniture I had got from Ikea and moved all the outdated, nasty, broken furniture out to the shed in the back of the house. Reece was the best and put in the chandelier I had gotten at Lowes which is the highlight of the room! The florescent light that was in there before made me feel like I was staying in a hospital room or an abandoned elementary school classroom. At the end of the day, we quickly staged the room and got all the furniture in its place, it's amazing everything we got done in one day!! The Madison's helped sooo much it would have taken me forever if I had to do it by myself!
The next day I got a nice, comfy reading chair and then spent the next week or so crafting to make cute things to dress up the walls a little bit. I assembled and painted frames, sewed drapes and modge podged pictures of nautilus shells and coral to blank canvases and painted the sides. Crafting is so rewarding! For the biggest frame I got a piece of cute fabric, modge podged it to make it a sturdier surface then traced a silhouette of a tree we printed off the internet then painted the tree blue. I filled in the rest of the wall space with the butterflies I got in Charleston and faux Audoban bird prints I had got from the Emporium.
Here are a few pictures of the upstairs of the house, my room is in the basement. We have the cutest little breakfast room that is always filled with light. Our living room is nice and cozy and has hardwood floors and a charming little fireplace with a mantle that will be perfect for seasonal decorations.