Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The time has come

Today I am feeling very brave, showing you all my horrible downstairs room. My decorating talents are lack-luster, and I'm lacking in confidence. Despite all the HGTV programs, I am scared to death it might not all come together but ... here's hoping for the best. These photos are all several days old, and since then, progress has happened.

This basement 'bedroom' must NOT exist any longer in it's present condition. Someone built an ugly closet INTO the room - out it comes. Out with the nasty carpet, but look at the red and green tiles!
OUT with the precariously hanging ceiling tiles. But, the biggest reason this room is horrible, and defied decorating attention is that the furnace vents are visible so THAT ISSUE is being framed in.
I've painted the walls a light spring green, the electrician has added 3 new outlets, moved an electrical switch that was IN THE ROOM, instead of IN the wall, and I found a new ceiling light that my Grandma would have loved! I've ordered carpet, a friend is making a bedskirt, and I've purchased a chest of drawers, an old brass-like headboard is being sand blasted, and today I picked up a Penney's catalog for drapery ideas.
It's a small, cool, too-dark room, but just fine for a quilt-covered bed, chest of drawers, maybe a small chair, and just possibly, a TV. I just LOVE to make changes to unpleasant areas and see how wonderful they can become.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

And I thought you were getting a new sewing studio until I got to the end of the post.

Paula, the quilter said...

That will be a lovely summer bedroom for you and the mister. Much cooler.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

I have that same razzmatazz light fixture two basement rooms...and the front hallway. Why?? I'm sure they were the cheapest my DH could find at the time.

You'll enjoy your newly decorated space....but I thought too that you were going to say it was going to be your new sewing space.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Woo hoo, progress. So excited for you. Need any help picking fabric for curtains? What about lamps? You're going to need some cute little lamps to light your nest. Looking forward to seeing more.

Gari in AL said...

Don't you love it when a plan comes together?