Sunday, 25 September 2011

Mellow Yellow

D finally agreed to let me paint the apartment!  Well, he did it in front of a colleague of mine, so I think he was just saying it to show off what a great husband he is.  Regardless, I'm going to hold him to it, so I think I want to start in the bedroom.

At the moment, our bedroom is Ikea based boring [not that Ikea stuff it bad, we just went neutral and blah [read: cheap]].  It's all in their black-brown color, very minimal.  We don't even have a door to the wardrobe, but that may or may not be because we forgot to pick on up on the day when we bought ALL of our furniture.

Since then [over 2 years ago] our bedroom hasn't changed much.  I bought a new duvet cover, we added a side table to Dan's side, and a bookshelf/tower to mine.  We have finally taken down the posters on the wall [as we're not college students anymore] and are putting up some framed photographs that we've taken on our travels.  So now I want to paint the walls before we put them up, but Dan's getting annoyed that the frames are still sitting on the floor, so it may have to be an afterthought.

Until then, I will dream of making our bedroom look like this:

If I could add this yellow door in somewhere, I would:

Both from

I'm trying to stick with yellow, as we already have yellow curtains for the window and the wardrobe, and I'm very thrifty cheap.  I think I might try to steal an unused pallet from work to make a rustic looking headboard from the wood.  We'll see.  I wouldn't mind spray painting the shelf that I have a nice steely color, but I think spray painting in the apartment is probably a bad idea [and Dan may freak out if he finds me passed out on the floor from the fumes...].  See below for where to buy!

In the UK:

1. Eiffel Tower Table, £165 at Graham & Green; 2. London Grey Framed Print, £60 at John Lewis; 3. Three Ball Glass Table lamp £35 at Marks & Spencer; 4. Romany Bedset, from £29.50 at Marks & Spencer; 5. Bologna Bench Seat, £149 at Debenhams; 6. Brimnes bed, £99 at Ikea; 7. Bantie Paradis Yellow and Black Cushion, £75 at Heals; 8. Persisk Kelim Gashgai Rug, £199 at Ikea; 9. Yellow Ball Vase £12 at Debenhams; 10. Ampersand Ornament, £25 at Marks & Spencer.

In the US:

1. Orbit Duvet Set, from $59.99 at Target; 2. Modern Serenity Vase, $12.99 at Target; 3. Reclaimed Wood Sculpture, $89.95 at Crate & Barrel;  4. Serena Table Lamp, $125 at Pier 1; 5. Grey and Gold Medallions Pillow, $34.95 at Pier 1; 6. Kattrup Rug, $99.99 at Ikea; 7. Starfish & Coral Wall Art, $14.99 each at Pier 1; 8. South Shore Bed, $129 at Walmart; 9. Norden Bench, $69.99 at Ikea; 10. Hayworth Nightstand, $179.99 at Pier 1.

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