In my last post I showed you some small changes in my dining area. If you missed that you can read it here and today I wanted to share some of my bedroom.
Fall is in the air, and although it will be awhile before we see any really cool weather in Georgia, I can feel the changes coming. This is always the time of year that I feel the urge to make my home cozy and comfortable, and with Covid still keeping me primarily at home I am feeling it even more this year.
I haven't been completely satisfied with my bedroom for awhile, but haven't been sure exactly what I wanted to change.
I bought this dressing table and mirror at an auction several years ago.
It was a great deal for $45. Especially as it came with a wood and rattan stool that I later sold for $45. Hmmm, that made it free.
I have never really loved the beige color and was thinking about repainting it, but after adding the blue chair, a $1 yard sale buy, and the blue hat I have decided to leave it as is for now.
I don't buy many things new, and my bedroom is a good example of that.
I did get the two brass candlestick lamps new about forty five years ago, but I owned a clothing boutique and traded for them.
Some of my other purchases for this room include the iron bed for $25. (I talked the seller down from $50.) I found the oil painting, which is an early original reproduction of the painting Whistling Boy by Frank Duveneck at an estate sale and paid $10 for it. (yes, that was a steal) The butterfly prints were my mom's and the antique rug was sitting under some things at a garage sale. I moved the stuff off the rug, rolled it up, and walked out with it for $5.
I bought the hat rack new from Home Goods last year. I originally intended to use it in my front hall, but right after I painted it I found an iron one while thrifting that I liked better in there. The sweet picnic basket is holding more of my vintage jewelry and was a great buy for $2.
There are other things to be done in this room, but I am already feeling cozy in here.
Living in a small apartment doesn't have to be generic, and decorating with beautiful things doesn't have to be super expensive.
It takes some searching to find great deals, but for me that is half the fun.