It was a long overdue project. Update my bedroom. I had ugly, custard yellow walls, purplish trim and liked nothing about the room. Time to change that.
I had already bought a new bed base (out of necessity as my old bed had broken), painted the bedside table, and made a headboard but the walls were horrible.
I started by moving everything into the spare room and painting the walls and trim white. I had the perfect opportunity to do this when my hot water system cracked flooding my entire house. I then set about moving everything back in.
My bed is an Ikea base with storage drawers (the Brimnes in white, queen size) and difficult to move. When I eventually got it reassembled, I had set it about ten centimetres too close to the wardrobes (I have a tiny bedroom). I solved this problem in an unconventional way- I removed the wardrobe doors.
By doing this, I could also tuck my antique chest of drawers in the wardrobe and have minimal furniture in the room itself.
I went back to Ikea to get a curtain rod and simple white curtains (used 2 pairs) to cover the wardrobe. I hung the curtains at ceiling height and had it cover the entire wall so it doesn’t look busy. Whilst at Ikea, I got new frames and 2 picture ledges (one long, one short) to put above my bed. I also got a new lamp (the Hektar in bronze colour) which clamps on to the end of the picture ledge.
I have only one bedside table- the room is really small and if I put the other table in, it will get hit by the door.
I also got new curtains for the window (the same as the wardrobe wall) and bought a shadowbox frame for a Japanese fan that a friend brought home from Japan as a souvenir. At my father’s house, I saw the old Singer sewing machine base and decided it was perfect for a small dressing table. As it was sitting in the backyard, it was rusting and I’m claiming I ‘rescued’ it. I had to clean it up and paint in black satin metal paint. I also spotted the piece of marble leaning against the fence (I had been told it was my grandfather’s) and it was the perfect size for the top.
That’s it. That’s everything in my bedroom. It took a bit of work but it didn’t take too long to achieve everything.
Ikea- ‘Brimnes‘ bed base, ‘Vivan‘ curtains (3 pairs in total), ‘Räcka‘ curtain rods, ‘Betydlig‘ wall/ceiling brackets and curtain rod holders, ‘Hektar‘ Lamp with clamp in Bronze, ‘Mosslanda‘ picture ledges (55cm & 115 cm), ‘Ribba‘ & ‘Fiskbo‘ picture frames, ‘Kallax‘ shelves (similar- mine are about 5 years old, no longer stocked), ‘Kvarnvik‘ round storage boxes (blue no longer sold but now comes in grey)