Remember the bedroom ? On a good day, it looked something like this.
And on a bad day ? I prefer not to show.
Mostly I managed to fill it up to the rafters with all sorts of stuff. Not that I actually own any rafters, but you get the picture. There's only so many sunburst mirrors and West German pottery vases you can display before it gets too overwhelming. And I passed that point a long time ago.
So over the last couple of month I've been a busy bee - decluttering, cleaning, dusting, repainting, selling crap on ebay, shopping at Ikea... And now I've finally got something to show for my troubles.
Yep, bye bye vintage wardrobes and highboards! I've gone rogue and gave in to the Ikea Pax appeal.
Sleek, tall, white and 3.5 meters of incredible storage space. Honestly, they were a real pain to transport and assemble - and I could not have done without my incredible patient and determined brother and equally helpful sister-in-law (Thank you so much guys !!!). But they are so worth it !
Of course, getting these cupboards implied moving everything else around. Which gets me to the fun part - rearranging my belongings. It's a never ending story...
I also invested in some additional Tomado shelves. A girl can never have too many of those...Some new plants (I'm afraid there have been some casualties to the great bedroom remodel of 2011) and some new additions to my West German pottery collection. As you can see, I'm now also collecting the neutral coloured ones. I'm beyond help on that topic...
Verdict ? Ok, it's less retro and colourful than it used to be. And definitely more grown-up. But I can finally breath in here and get some work done without being distracted by the accumulation of clutter.
Of course, I still got some details to take care of. Don't know if you noticed, but I need to get some window treatments. I'm still debating which kind to choose. In the meantime, I'm just hoping there aren't too many peeping toms in the neighborhood.
I also started painting the trim in black. What a stupid idea ! Turns out I don't like it at all. So now I need to do it all over again - in white. And there's also the window frames and the radiator that need a fresh coat of paint. And I need a new overhead light. And I want to replace all the green and blue binders with white ones... And so on and so forth.
Which brings me to my final part of today's post. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy 2012, full of fun and exciting home projects. Happy decorating and thrifting all around. It's gonna be a good one. I can feel it :-)