Welcome to the Parade of Bedrooms.
Let’s get started, here’s our master bedroom.
In my effort to lighten up the bedroom I decided to use dropcloth panels on the windows.
Dropcloths come in different weights and a couple different sizes. The ceilings in our house are just 8’ so I bought two 9’ x 12’ cloths at Lowe’s for about $20.00 each.
I cut them in half directly down the center. That gave me four panels 4 1/2’ wide and 12’ long.
If you bought smaller dropcloths and depending on the size of your windows, you might not even need to cut.
Here’s one panel I hung to see how they would look. I didn’t fuss much, just did a little folding on the top, clipped on the ring hooks and voila! I like!
I found the ugly white rod propped in the hall at my Dad’s. Someone gave it to him….he’ll take anything. So I claimed it, cut it in half,( it was just long enough for the two windows), and painted it. Free rod, that’s pretty thrifty! Since I had to buy the brackets to hold the rods and the ring clips, this whole project cost about $80.00. That’s not cheap but I got two windows done with nice heavy fabric…..the fabric alone would’ve cost that much, so I’m happy.
Except, the dropcloths were not the same size. At one window they just kiss the floor and they’re hanging on the floor at the other window. I ironed and ironed but couldn’t press out all the wrinkles.
I need to work on the hem…..I do like the way they look though and the rod turned out nice.
Here’s the old bedroom with gold lamps, botanicals above the bed and the ugly green wing chair. You can see the old window panels and red coverlet.
Here is the stripped down version. I’ll be removing the scrolly thing too.
Do you like my new piece of thrifted artwork?
Just the frame, I’m not hanging Flamenco dancers in my bedroom! But it is a perfectly good canvas that I could paint over.
I tried out the frame vertically and horizontally to see which looked better and I think I like horizontally, er….long ways.
Another project I want to do is to make something to hold my jewelry. I have a jewelry armoire but don’t like it. I think it would be much easier to hang it on the wall…..in a frame, maybe cover the back in burlap. I just lay it on my dresser now, and over lamp shades or anywhere actually.
The topiaries need to go too. I loved those when I made them.
Some nice throw pillows like these, new art work, new chair, and some accessories in a pretty aqua color is what I’m going for in here. Aqua and red seems to be a hot combination right now and since I’m not into tearing off wallpaper it will work for me.
Now Link up and start showing off your bedrooms, or at least a bedroom you love. I need lots of ideas, inspiration and suggestions.
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