I asked, you answered, and now we are embarking on a journey of sorts. Well, a journey for me because this is the opposite of the way that I usually do room reveals. I am going to attempt to show you in real time just what happens when I overhaul a space. Hold on to your hats, friends, because this is as close to TV magic as it gets.
Let me start off by saying that the beautiful precious souls that make up the other half of our loving family of 4 (that would be my daughters) are staying at their Grandma’s for a couple of weeks. Which means, I can project my ever lovin heart out and not need to stop unless I want to (yes, I just used project as a verb.) This fact alone is cause for a celebration of epic proportions.
Some of the posts will be tutorials, some will be shopping and craigslisting sneak peeks, some will be moments of frustration, but one thing is guaranteed. You will be along for the entire ride. The plan is to get the room done over the course of the next few weeks (I do have a few other posts to mix in with it).
But here is what I need from you.
I need your cheers, I need your feedback, I need you to make me feel like this is THE BEST THING EVER. Otherwise I might die. Posting in real time means no back up, its sort of like I am doing SkyWire, but in blog makeover form.
Ok lets pause that thought for a small heart to heart. When I started Vintage Revivals 3 years ago it was a COMPLETELY different world. There was no Pinterest. Which meant every shot did not need to be a money shot. You could post a picture of your dresser in your driveway and it was FINE. Now? Notsomuch. Everything needs to be staged and shot and vingetted till the cows come home. Its just the way it is.
SO. I am totally going outside my comfort zone posting JUST a painted wall. And nothing else.
Hives people. Hives.
I need your ooohs and ahhhs over a painted wall job. Mmmkay? Otherwise I just might go AWOL and pop up a few weeks later with an entire room full of projects and money shots.
Now comes the really fun part.
Do you remember 2 years ago when I announced that my living room was going Southwest and everyone thought I had inhaled too much spray paint?
For some reason you guys pictured this:
Also please enjoy the master bedroom:
When it actually turned out like this (and it admittedly a little less southwesty than planned because of the stencil fail, but was totally not going to turn out like the above.):
So here are the plans for my Master Bedroom.
This is what it looks like now…(on a good day)
The makeover plans include:
An uber dark green wall somewhere along the lines of Hunter Green. Did you cringe?
A swirly wicker headboard from 1978.
All I have to say is…
And just like Mr. Nik Wallenda I am working without a safety net people. Hopefully I make it to the other side and not fall to my design death. But even if I do, its bound to be entertaining.
If I did fall to my design death, it would look a little something like this:
And yes, that picture was intentional, I just didnt think it would be THAT bad. 19 cycles of America’s Next Top Model did nothing for me.
The whole point of this? I hope that you are inspired by these daily doses of DIY and start tacking the projects in your home that are giving you the itch.