As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter and darker, my DNA seems to be pushing me to hunker down and get cozy. My crisp white bedroom wasn't quite doing the trick. I dreamed big dreams of getting this bedding from West Elm:
However, after a short and sweet discussion with the hubster, we decided groceries would take precedence. Being a true Taurus, I did not let this financial fluff interfere with my vision, and instead purchased a couple of boxes of RIT fabric dye and attempted my first dye-it-in-the-front-loader. After the basement disaster and the pipe fiasco, I figured that if things came in three's, wrecking the machine would at least end our streak. (I did not share this methodology with my husband.)
I grabbed a white Ikea duvet set we had on hand - my go-to white cover before the lovely West Elm one entered my life - crossed every conceivable extremity, and began pouring the inky black liquid into my defenceless machine. It worked!! It did turn out darker than these photos show it, although I certainly could have done with another couple of boxes of dye. But overall I am pleased as punch.
I draped these Afgani pillows from Aunt D over the frame of the bed to help warm it up a little more. I McGivered them on with my handy office clips so they wouldn't slip off every time we moved. I put a spare rug we had over the foot of the bed, but it's the wrong colour and I kind of wish I had noticed and taken it off before I took the photos. I also took off the white bed skirt to show more of the rug.
|Someone's camera-happy kid needed to get in the shot...amazingly with no funny face.|
The Buddha is a very recent Value Village find - after paying the plumber for the pipes I needed to so some stress-relieving thrifting! He was a sad, peeled and chipped dark red colour for $4.99, and was just crying out for the my gold spray paint. I am very happy with the way he turned out, and he reminds me to just BREATHE. :)
Now I really want to change out the art for something richer... and maybe see if I have any darker curtains squirreled away somewhere... But so far I like my bedroom change-up, hopefully it keeps the chilly weather at bay. What do you think? Any ideas for art?