Okay, so I know everyone gets tired of the same old "Look at how I decorated MY bedroom" posts(no offense intended to anyone) but I'm adding another one. I'd be at least a little more intresting and show you another room, but my roomie won't let me add my "touch" to any other room. We have EXTREMELY different tastes. So, with out further ado, I present to you:
I'll try to point out everything crafty, but I'm sure I'll miss somethings.
*First off in this picture, we have a red arm chair. For whatever reason I ALWAYS wanted an armchair in my room. Well, luckily for me, my "sister's" grandmother was getting rid of her old living room furniture, include a wonderfully big and comfy arm chair. Only problem? It was awful grandma floral. So my solution: SLIP COVER! :-D I couldn't find a red one to buy, so I just made my own.
*Second you notice the black money on the wall. He's a chalkboard. I had a posterboard monkey that was a decoration at a party, and thought he'd make a lovely wall hanging. I found a piece of old paneling in my Dad's work shop, and use a jig-saw to cut it the same shape as the monkey poster. I then sprayed the back side (because it was smooth, unlike the paneled side) with chalkboard spray paint.
*Also note the lamp shade on the far left side of the picture. Yup I painted that. Took an old lampshade with weird pleated like paper stuff on it, tore the paper off, and painted the base with craft paints.
*The two dressers in the shot, believe it or not were actually a mauve-y pink color when I received them. They're remnants from my mom's college days. For whatever reason, I decided I didn't want them painted a color, I wanted wood. Most of my "furniture" was wood, and I thought they'd look weird if they weren't wood also. So in painted them light brown, and used dark-brown-paint-mixed-with-glaze and a special "tool" (that I hunted and hunted for, and finally found at Lowe's) and painted them to look wood-ish. I was VERY pleased with the results!
Moving around the room:
*The only new thing to point out here, is the little set of drawer. They came from Grandma. They were originally a beige-y stained, ugly color. I fixed that. I just used craft-paint (apple barrel brand, if you interested) to create fun patterns/designs on each drawer front. On the top, I painted my name (because I love my name!). Each side a complete picture when the drawers are stacked correctly. One side is a rainbow and a pot of gold. The other side is a beach scene. The beach scene is beautiful, perhaps my best painting ever, but alas, I can't find a picture, and the digi is out of batteries. They whole things was painted with a clear coat, and then sealed. It's lasted 4 years, and 15 moves (college dorm living... oh the joys of moving), and only have one place where it paint scratched off.
Moving on, we have:
*First we have my pride a joy: my bedspread. The whole "design" of the room revolved this little accident. Mom and I were browsing a fabric store one day. It's the only store around that only sell fabric that not 45" or 60" wide. Everything there is on rolls, and at least 72" wide. We went into their remnants room looked around, dug through a few piles, but nothing really struck our fancy. We walked out of the room, but as we got to the door I thought I heard someone call my name. I whirl around, and there in my line of sight was the most beautifulest fabric EVER! A lovely brightly striped fabric, with ALL my favorite colors. I quickly ran over and grabbed it. I held it up to see how bid it was and immediately KNEW it had to be my new bedspread. Only one problem, there wasn't enough!! It was cut crookedly, and was about 6 inches too short. My heart initially broke, when I discovered this. But then, my brain being to turn... "WAIT," it said, "what if you put a wide binding all the way around?" GENIUS! I was back in business. So I bought the "scrap" and a piece of denim, for less that 5 dollars. Went back home, and begin working on it that night. Evened out the crooked cut, and the cut the remaining square piece in half. Figured out how much I'd need added to both sides and then cut the denim. Sew it all together, like a pillowcase, and then shoved an old comforter in it. Sewed up the top and VOILA! My pride and joy. (ALL of the above is a TRUE story)
*Above my pride a joy, you see a padded "headboard." I have a bad habit of rolling into the wall when I sleep, so in order to cut down on bruises (I don't want to look like I have an abusive boyfriend/parent/roomie) I one of the padded headboards we've all seen on HGTV, TLC etc. Only I made mine to go the entire length of the bed. It's just fabric, plywood, 2 old foam mattress pads, and some spray adhesive.
*See the yellow body pillow? That's a project of mine too. I bought a body pillow for $2 clearance at Wal*Mart (evil...I know) but it was hideous! So, I covered it. Yellow fleece, sewn together into a tube. Put the pillow in, secured the ends with pony tail holders.. and TA DA!!
*The bookshelf beside my bed is my doings also. It's actually two smaller shelves put together and painted it to "match" the drawer set, well, not so much "match" as in coordinate. Each shelf is a different color. Each side of the units have a different pattern/design. One is stripes, one is polka dots, one is random/tie-dye-ish/swirly-color-mix, and the third is a diamond-y pattern. I put fun wrapping paper on the back panels (they were just cardboard, or I would've painted them too).
*I'll now point out my "curtains" Although they can be seen in the second picture too. I've already stated several time on Craftster that I LOVE ribbon. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! This is only ONE of my many ribbon projects. This one is simple. Lengths of ribbon tied to a curtain rod. times 2.
*If you look closely you'll see a lime green desk chair at my desk. The sucker was originally black. As you might can tell by now, I find black boring! So, I re-upholstered that booger. And buddy was it a booger to do. I have a horrible time getting the back off so I could. But eventually I got it off, and got it done.
WHEW I believe that completes the crafty tour of my room. Hope you enjoyed your stay!