Ok, I'll show the "After" first, because no one would ever read my blog again if what they saw was a thumbnail of the "Before"
and let me just say, that this is an example where the "Before" is so bad
that pretty much ANYTHING would look better!
The Suspect... Daughter, 22 years old, Sleeps on mattress on floor, with dog, and unidentifiable objects in the bed, some of which may include food particles, stinky tennis shoes, a lone flip flop, doggie toys and some nail polish
struggling through the break up from boyfriend of several years and dysfunctional relationship
and wanting a fresh start
blurry photo of daughter (right) and friend after gorging on Thanksgiving dinner, and telling me all the things they did that i didn't know about when they were 15
I'm soooooooooooo glad i didn't know at the time
ok, and here is the before!!! GAAAAAHHHH!
i don't think she actually sleeps with the broom and dustpan, i think she was trying to clean up before i got there
the wrinkles need to fall out of the dust ruffle a little
and the table needs another coat of paint but we ran out of time until next weekend
I mean, it's nothing earth shattering... we need a headboard
Until then i was thinking of painting a big white monogram over her bed
or even painting a faux headboard!
love this monogram
anyway, it's much cleaner, her mattress is off the floor and she is delighted!
She worked hard painting the walls herself, now i think she has a greater appreciation for all those times i painted rooms in our old house... all by myself!
and i doubt she remembers that i painted a whole bedroom, and hated the color and painted it another color the very next day !
I bet some of you guys have done that ... smile
So the next goal is headboard or monogram on the wall, and finish painting the tables and the trim
and wouldn't it be cute to add a big furry cream colored rug at the foot of the bed!
the dust ruffle $3.00 thrift shop ( and it's a good thick one too!)
lamps TJ Maxx $34.99 each
comforter and shams and brown and white striped pillow Marshalls 79.99
tables free, i had those
faux hydrangeas, i already had em
sheets TJ Maxx $29.99
paint - Sherwin Williams color matched Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue $38.00
(we did have to by a used sanitized mattress and boxsprings and frame, but i'm not gonna count that since most people have decent mattresses that aren't on the floor!)
it cost a little, but it was soooo worth it
and i love those brown and white striped pillows!