Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Day 648's color commitment
I have been loving, loving the colors in the spring collection at J.Crew this year. Loving them. They are so light and sweet, but still sophisticated. And since I can't exactly makeover my entire wardrobe (unfortunately), I've decided to apply what I've seen to the guest bedroom, which is slated for a makeover as it is. Or rather, a "make," since there is really nothing in there to be made-over. Here is the plan (hold me to it!).
First of all, we need a bed. We have a bed frame, and that's it. I'm keeping an eye on Craig's List hoping a set of matresses will magically appear between now and July, when we have weekend guests coming. I'm determined that I can make an upholstered headboard (the Collins Headboard at Pottery Barn is my inspiration) and my friend Caroline has offered to help me make a slipcover (hi, Caro!) in gray linen.
On the walls, I want to do a soft gray-green-blue (this is not news, I know) like in Katie Lee Joel's guest bedroom. Anyone have a color they love that might work? This one has been tricky to nail down, so far. On the bed, I'll probably do mostly white, and it will probably all come from TJ Maxx/HomeGoods. Love those places. I'll spice up all of the white-ness with a lumbar pillow in a pretty pale peach/orange fabric that is TBD.
We will something to serve as a bedside table, and at least one lamp. I'll be scouring my favorite flea mall and local garage sales for these items. And speaking of garage sales, that's exactly how we plan to pay for all of this. We cleaned out most of our closets a few weeks ago, and made a gigantic pile of stuff in the guest bedroom. The first item on the agenda is to get rid of it! Any Birmingham girls want to get in on the yard sale action? You know where to find me.
And by the way, thanks for all of the well-wishes and kind words about our cat. Good news! I found him last night -- he had been hanging out under the neighbor's house since Saturday! He's a little skinny, but is just fine. Maddie was barking toward their house late last night and when I went to get her, I heard a faint meow. I was able to pull a little vent off the foundation and free him (need to go apologize for that today!). I still can't believe he'd been only 20 feet away the whole time! The little stinker wanted to go outside this morning, but I think he'll be spending some time in the house for a little while. Sheesh.