At last, the new office/sewing room is ready -- move-in day tomorrow! Here's what I've finished since stripping the wallpaper last Tuesday:
* Paint -- a creamy new color called Dusted Bronze.
* Wallpaper border -- found on clearance at Menards for just $5.00 per roll. I would have preferred to hang it at the very top of the wall, but with only two rolls, had to go lower to make it around the whole room.
* Lighting -- said goodbye to the Sesame Street gang, and opted for something more traditional.
* Window treatment -- these are some paisley curtains I already had on hand, so they aren't exactly perfect, but I think they'll do fine. They sure add a cozier feeling to the room. The shades alone (also pre-existing) were so stark and cold -- and a little too blue!
And that's the last of the final touches! I still hate the red carpet, but I guess if I get bored, I can dress up, stroll around the room, and pretend I'm an Oscar nominee. lol More likely, there'll be one final, finishing touch when I'm all done -- a nice, soothing area rug to cut back on some of the red.
Total cost of this room re-do (paint and border), about $35.00
Having a room to call my own, priceless. ;o)
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