The ugly border, way too many frames, a lot of furniture, and--horror of horrors--curtains actually mounted on the window frame! Save me, please!
And some afters--I told you, not a lot of difference since we didn't move the furniture around after all. That may still happen--got to figure out the nightstand dilemma. I do plan on rehanging the curtains so they'll frame the window and it'll look larger. What do you think for a valance? Try to match the gold or something different? I also have European shams to put on the bed as soon as I get pillows.
Okay, here's where you come in--what to put above the bed? I have a couple of ideas. Remember the black and white pics of Italy in the befores? They don't really match, but I love them. What if I put some nailhead trim and gold rub and buff on the frames? Sort of like this (courtesy of DIY Show Off):
Or I could do this from Let It Shine:
Or I could use this that I already have:
Whatcha think? Or other ideas? I'm open for just about anything.
Now for the good part!
A couple of months ago, I received an email from Purdy asking me to review some of their products. After checking with someone in the know to make sure it was legit, I said Yes! And immediately thought of all of you. So I asked for a second set and got it and started planning for a fab giveaway!
Tell 'em what they'll win, Johnny...
The lucky winner will receive--courtesy of Purdy Professional Painting Tools (and made in the USA, I might add)--a Multi-Pack painting set. Consists of a Purdy 9" roller and 2.5" angled brush. Suitable for all paint types, exterior or interior. I used these bad boys when I painted my bedroom and was amazed! Now one of my least favorite things to do is clean out paintbrushes and rollers, so I tend to buy less expensive brands and just toss them after use. Well, you know the old saying--you get what you pay for. That includes bristle-shedding brushes and rollers that won't stay on the holder. They also tend to gunk up and just are aggravating all the way around. Not these Purdy products. I honestly didn't expect to see much difference, but I was surprised. And so was my husband. The roller held lots of paint and applied it smoothly. I attached a longer handle to the holder and was able to paint my entire room in a little over an hour (not including cutting in). That's a record for me--the world's slowest painter!
The cutting in was easy with the angled brush--I didn't even tape anything off. If you go slow and are careful, this paintbrush will do the job without tape.
But wait there's more: the winner will also receive a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby AND a $25 gift card to either Lowe's or Home Depot (you get to choose).
So--what do you need to do to win? Simple.
1. Leave a comment--hopefully with advice about the room--one entry.
2. Become a follower and/or let me know you already are--one entry.
3. Post about the giveaway on your blog and let me know you've done that--one entry.
See, couldn't be easier! Giveaway will close at 5pm cst on Wednesday Nov 25th.
Good luck and thanks for playing! Oh, and you don't have to have a blog to enter!