Saturday, December 7, 2013

Trying A New Angle


I've written a number of times about the re-do of my bedroom.

I've been (mostly) pleased with the (almost) finished product:

I love the color (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint's "Paris Grey" done up by Lowe's in Behr latex.  I painted the formerly dark green metal bed to match, which makes it appear to "float" in the room.  I want to re-do my draperies (they're too...bridal-y or something).  But I am patient and will find the right ones.

What bugged me is that the room is a really good size - 16 x 15.  But it lacked flow, which made it seem cramped.  Out of view in the photo above is a dresser (to the left of the bed against the wall), a small slipper chair to the left of the dresser, a chest of drawers (in a perfectly sized niche in the wall opposite the foot of the bed; two large closets are on either side of that niche) and a large arm chair that you can just about see under the window to the right.

So, with 4 days on my hands at the Thanksgiving holiday, I got a wild hare.  I angled the bed and came the dawn - I have space!  I was able to put my arm chair in a place where I can actually *use* it, instead of banging my shin against it every time I walked on the far side of the bed.  The slipper chair is now more visible and also more useful and I love, love, love having the bed on an angle!  It's now the focal point when you enter the room and it's just beautiful.  I think once I find my elusive perfect draperies, I'll be done in my bedroom.

And a comparison shot:

I am linking up at:

Mod Vintage Life - Mod Mix Monday
Petite Michelle Louise - Grey Day Thursday
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday
My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday