I found these trees for 90% off and could not resist and figured I could still leave them out because they are white and it is pretty white outside.
I left my "winter" in the window sill.
and left my crystal snow flakes and icicle snowmen hanging from the chandelier.
I then went on to the bedroom and decided I wanted to brighten it up as well. January is a great time to buy new bedding and that is usually when I have the bug to change my bedroom.
Below is a before picture.
This is a before of the other side of the room after I cleaned out the book case. This actually was the part of the room that was" bugging" me the most. I was ready to change the paint on this book case. I used to have a red couch and I had painted the bookcase to bring some more red into the room.
Here is the after picture of the bed. I am thinking though that I need to paint those metal plaques above the bed an ivory color. I would love to paint the bed as well but I don't know if Mr. Jones would let me do that. (this bed is the only furniture in our home that he hand picked himself, he loved the massiveness to it and I decided if he loved it so much I should let him have his choice.)
I bought a new duvet cover and used some of the pillows that I had (and added a few new ones, I am addicted to pillows.)
I found the 4 back pillows at TJ Maxx and the brown one in front at Ross's.
It is not a lot different but it is a lot brighter. I got the lamp by my chair for Christmas, it is one of those pure light's that you can see with really well, I love it when I am sitting there working on projects.
Here is the book case painted and after finishing the glazing I realized that the counter did not look to great with the new paint so I sponge painted the counter as well. It looks like a new top and matches so much better.
You can kind of see the top of it better here.
I loved the look of these puckered pillows and have tried to figure out how they did it.
I replaced the topiary with some lemon trees, no they are not real, but they kind of fake you out.
Also Mr. Jones also did a big favor for me and mounted the TV on the wall. I have wanted to do this for a long time and I really hate seeing cords, so he made an outlet up the wall. He also ran the HDMI cable up the wall so that the blue ray player cord is hidden as well. I love the hidden cords!!
So, how are your January projects going? Have a great day!!