Monday, September 14, 2009

My (Our) bedroom

Whoa! Two posts in one day! I just took some photos of my freshly painted and mostly-clean bedroom and am excited to post them. I've never posted any photos of my bedroom before, not on here and not on flickr. It's finally coming together, although it is still lacking art for the walls and possible wall shelving, but that stuff is hard, because my walls are plaster and 80 years old. Hanging stuff up is quite difficult. But I did buy a pretty piece of wrapping paper from Borders the other day, that I can't wait to figure out how to frame and hang somehow. So without further ado, our tiny master bedroom. The queen bed and night stands barely fit, and this is the only arrangement that works. And yes, I used the dreaded flash in some photos because we don't get the best light in there (the lot is heavily treed) and I wanted you all to be able to see the paint color which is a mostly yellow green color.

I got this dresser free off the street and painted it up.

I'm making a quilt, even though I barely know how to use a sewing machine!

The light above the bed hasn't worked since my brother first replaced our ceiling fan with it in Jan. :-(

I realize a lot of these pictures are the same, I just had trouble choosing which ones to post!


jessie said...

SOO cute! Also, tragic about your possum problem. I see them in our neighborhood ALL the time. Scurrying along the tops of fences and hiding on top of our neighbors garage. Blech.

Thanks for stopping by TCC... I love your blog and I'm adding it to your reader right now!

Kristin said...

hello- i found your blog via apartment therapy and just love it!
Your house is amazing. nice work! i'm coveting all of your retro furniture.
-kristin :)

Shannon said...

Thanks! I've been slowly building up my collection of retro furniture for the past couple years.

And thanks for letting me know that you found the blog via apartmenttherapy! i would have never known that my bedroom got a mention on there otherwise!

poly styrene said...

I think we were separated at birth. I, too, just finished my collection of Blueprint earlier this year(thanks for the pristine copy link!), I'm an editor, our homes are very similar, I was just complaining about possums to my bff yesterday (they are everywhere and have been crossing my path frequently here in Chicago), and--no lie--I just planted my first tomato crop this summer.

Anyhoo...what a lovely tone to this bedroom. Not to be morbid, but it's the kind of bedroom that you'd like to die in. The tones, especially when the table lights are on, just make you want to kick back and remember good times.

It reminds me of that scene in Six Feet Under with the older woman who lives in a trailer home. From the outside, the trailer home is in a forgettable park with hundreds of others like them. The camera slowly moves inside her home and scans over this lovely, carefully crafted life. In other words, the viewer feels simultaneously like a voyeur because it's so intimate and delicate and happy because someone lived with such passion and exuberance.

I love everything about the bedroom, especially the dresser. So much of what you've done is in keeping with a sense of whimsy and reflection, which is a hard thing to pull off without pretension, but you've done it.

Shannon said...

Poly- hey twinsie! Thanks for visiting my blog! I saw that damn possum again last night, scampering through my garden. I hope your tomatoes are doing better than mine, and that the possums are leaving them alone.

Thanks for the compliments! I haven't seen that scene in Six Feet Under, but now I feel like I have, from your description! It is a pretty relaxing room, very mood-y, so I see what you mean, it'd be pretty peaceful place to enter the big sleep. And peaceful is the way to go, if you ask me.

thelady said...

Good luck with the quilt, I learned how to quilt 2 years ago. I have 4 finished quilts and another 3 in progress. I hope to buy my first home, preferably a bungalow in 2010.

Missy Culpepper said...

looks great! So what if you don't know how to use a sewing machine like a pro. Could have fooled me :) The color combos make me smile!