Last week we had a pretty dire bedroom and almost no money to change it. Today we have a pretty bedroom and are short only about £50. The problem with our bedroom is that it is on a ground floor and faces the street. Which means that you can have a conversation with a neighbour with only a thin glass window between yours and her face. As we're renting there's not much we can do about it, but on Friday I've had enough. So in a true "Little Green Notebook" moment we did DIY.
Here's what we bought:
- supplies for two small bedside shelves in IKEA
- one photo frame
- linen fabric for a headboard and foot-board cover (since we can't change the bed I figured I could sew a cover. I didn't even knew headboard covers were a thing! but there you are. thanks Pinterest.)
- gold paint in homebase
One revelation I had on Saturday was that golden paint was probably the only thing that had been missing in my life. I was pretty much like Midas the whole weekend. J had to stop me from painting everything gold.
To fill the space above the bed we printed a big photo from our last year's trip to Capri.
The plan was to clear out all the rubbish from the room, replace it with pretty things and decorate an empty wall above the bed. Here is what it looks like now:
As you can see I also painted my reading light in golden. Couldn't help it.
So that's it. A simple makeover which didn't cost more than around £50 in total. The most expensive item was the grey fabric but I'm over the moon with how it turned out and the fact that this is no longer in front of my eyes when I wake up in the morning!