Getting It Right

Not only was I bored spending most of my time in bed for 10 weeks, but I began obsessing on things wrong in the bedroom.   The hubby knew that was going to lead to some kind of overhaul, and, indeed, it did.

bedroomSeveral years ago, some walls in the bedroom and study were done with Venetian plaster  that blended more than one color.  The color chosen for the remaining walls was never right, but since I saw them in the dim light of morning and night I let it go.  Not possible after looking at it day after day.

So, the first thing was to choose a new color that would blend a little better.  After sampling several grays, the selection was Sherwin Williams Lazy Gray.  A new color meant new carpet, darker than the one that had shown every little bit of dirt. How much airier the space seemed with those changes!

The hubby thought that was enough, but no, I wasn’t finished.  Every picture was relocated.  I don’t know where the botanicals came from, but I found them in a closet.  What made them a great choice is the frame which picked up the tones in the piece over the bed.

Art that hung over the fireplace was pleasing, but the frames were mismatched. Again I shopped the house, gathering pieces that not only had matching frames but played off the colors dominating the room.  And, note those shelves.  All the clutter is gone and what’s there looks like it belongs.

Now on a roll, I gathered a few other odds and ends as accessories, and they, too, look like they were made for the space.

Though the hubby groaned  thinking the project was unnecessary, he admitted when all was done that the changes were quite an improvement.  That made it all worthwhile, but he’s hoping I don’t have opportunity to obsess over something else in the near future!

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31 thoughts on “Getting It Right

  1. Love the new look! It’s always great to snag tips and tricks from women I have much to learn from.

    1. What a nice comment…..thank you!

  2. What a fabulous room Linda.. well done.. fabulous choice of color.. nice and relaxing .. love all the objects you ‘shopped’ for.. good on you.. thanks for sharing.. x

  3. Marcia F.Gardner May 11, 2017 — 4:37 pm

    Dear Lulu,
    So glad you are on the mend. Your “new” bedroom is lovely. Calm and serene! Bravo! AGAIN!

  4. whoops, typo: beautiful!

  5. I am so sorry I didn’t know you were laid up and for SO long! However, the best part is that the room looks bautiful and I love the changes. Your artwork is beautiful! Hope you are fully recovered from whatever had you down!

    1. Thanks, Pinky and yes, I’m coming along.

  6. What a masterful change! Way to go, Linda. I am always moving paintings around, moving furniture to different settings in different rooms. We all need change, right?

  7. Hi Linda, I love your re-decorating—–especially that you “shopped the house” for different “accessories”——I think I will “shop the house” AND “shop the closet” What’s next for your re-decorating ??

    1. Well, I’d like a new rug in the living room of the Maine house!

  8. Linda, your bedroom changes are so perfect. I think your husband is like most…when it is all said and done they like it!

  9. What a gorgeous retreat you have created Linda! Magazine worthy!

  10. I am so happy that at least one thing came out positively during your long weeks of healing. Your bedroom looks amazing! Love the colors you chose in the paint and carpet and must say that you have such an extraordinary collection of paintings and items from your travels to accessorize your room. Good for you to do something that made you feel better!

    1. Yes, our bedroom is much improved and you are very attentive to notice that I do collect when I travel. I guess that’s. true for most of us.

  11. entertainingwomen May 9, 2017 — 11:01 pm

    I’m so glad that you are better and chagrined that I didn’t know that you were down for such an extensive time. It must have been during the time that I was down and out. You can’t keep a good gal down! Smiles. Cherry Kay

    1. Yep, we were MIA for a while, but now we are back and watch out!

  12. Thanks, Jodi. I’m happy with it.

  13. Nice changes. Glad you are getting better.

    1. Thanks, Ellen, I am coming along.

  14. Beautiful! This completely puts my bedroom to shame, but is completely inspiring at the same time.

    1. Thank you. I like going in there much better now!

  15. Your husband sounds like mine! He things everything related to decorating is unnecessary. Ha! We can agree to disagree, right? Your room looks wonderful. I especially like the shelves. 🙂

    1. With all the objection, it’s a real good thing when hubby likes the outcome.

  16. Your husband has a super incentive for keeping you healthy now!!! I did the same thing when I was laid up for so long. I redecorated the bedroom over and over in my head. That was the time I really got into Pinterest. Bad news!!! 😆😆😆 The “after” for me was definitely lighter and airier, too. I guess laying there looking at it 24/7 makes one yearn for lightness!!!

    Great job, and I hope you enjoy it!

    1. With all that you’ve gone through health wise, I know you understand the obsessing that occurs when you can’t look at more than 4 walls. I’m so glad you are returning to what is normal!

  17. I can see that happening😂

    1. Hey, it started with our conversation!

  18. Looks great!!! Hope the foot is ever so much better!!!!

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