This was a project that I completed over 3 years ago but I'm really proud of the results so I thought I'd share. When I got out of the Navy I moved back into my parents house in order to go to college. The one thing I hated was my grimy gray rug and boring white walls. So I begged my parents to allow me to do this...
I really love the contrast between my bright yellow bathroom and the teal bedroom walls! It was funny because when I explained what I planned on doing, my father made a face and said, "It sounds like a five dollar whore house." Once it was all done I was so proud and thought I had turned him around with my execution so I asked him. He replied, "Yup. I was right--Looks like a five dollar whore house!"
Oh well, I love it and that's what matters!
All the lime green diamonds were hand painted and the daisies were created using a stencil that my sister made for me. I think this might have been the only time in my life that I've been sad to have such a large bedroom (16x25ft) considering that the floor took two weeks alone and my knees suffered the painful consequences
Here's a close up of the floor (inspired by the store OOP!)...
I also repainted my entire bedroom set which my father bought me at a yard sale and is original vintage 70's and I absolutely LOVE! I actually regret using ultra white paint, however, since it seems to get dirty really easily. My kickass blue velvet couch and popart self portrait (that I created at photofiddle.com) fit right in my "five dollar whore house"
I was super psyched since it turned up exactly as I had imagined and even after 3 years I'm still infatuated with it. I'm even sad that I'll have to part with it at the end of this year when I get married!
These photos were taken before all of the decorating was completed which explains why none of the pictures are hung on the walls yet. The black lump on the bed is my 115 lb cow of a Labrador Sadie. Notice my eyeglass stand in front of the window. It's usually a crowd pleaser and my nieces have a blast with it almost every time they visit
I had purchased it when Gadzooks had gone out of business for $20 and an excuse to buy more sunglasses! My mother was always telling not to buy any more since I "had no where to put them". Problem solved
Here's a picture of my rarely organized closet. I think you can tell that I have a clothing addiction. This is only a small fraction of my wardrobe...
And a picture of before for good measure with my friend Brenna. Booor-ring!
I'd love to know what people think! I figure you'll either love it or hate it, which seems to be the case most of the time.