Sunday, April 06, 2008
But I don't WANT to talk about world issues.
I hate my bedroom. It's pretty much the ugliest room in the house. It has the most god-awful paneling one has ever seen. It has pink carpet. A teeny tiny closet.

It's dusty.
NOT a dramatization.

It's a mess because I have not one organizational skill in my body. The mess is scrap stuff and pictures and clothes and papers and stuff.

It has a valance from 1996 hanging over the window.
Pretty, huh?

Also a blanket hanging over the window to block out the light for Bubba can not sleep with light.

Then I realized that I have Brokeback Mountain in my bedroom!

Good thing I didn't realize this before now or Bubba may have been called 'Heath' a time or two. Oh, wait. He's no longer with us and that is just weird and ew, I'll shut up now.

My room is in desperate need of an overhaul. But it needs to be fairly cheap. Here is what I want.

  • Paint for the ceiling and doors.
  • New curtains and blind.
  • A nice area rug to cover some of the pink.
  • Some photo boxes to help organize all those pictures.
  • A few of my favorites pictures framed for the walls.
  • New sheets and comforter.
See? It's really not that much. I need to get on this.

I started to clean up the worst part of the room last night. The dust was so bad my allergies went all haywire and I had to stop. One would think that I would get in the habit of dusting. Yeah. Not so much.
posted by Angie @ 8:28 PM  
  • At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Cathy said…

    Puh-leeze. At least your bedroom HAS walls and carpet. I have dry wall and a concrete slab. I know someone who put a bead of caulk in the grooves of their paneling and then painted the whole thing. It turned out really cool looking. It wasn't me though. I complained about the paneling in our bedroom and Doug ripped it out. I guess the drywall is better than the cinder blocks we had for two years. Hey, maybe I should send Doug up there to do demolition. Then your guy will HAVE to finish the room the way you want it.

  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger Chicka said…

    My girls' room has teh exact same paneling. If you must, prime it and paint it. You'll still see the cracks in between the panels though when the walls shift ever so slightly (which is totally normal. You just don't notice it when it's just paneling!)

    Whatever you do DON'T try to fill in the grooves with drywall compound. Let's not talk about the disaster my husband created doing just that in our living room.

    Upstairs, the paneling is that nice light stuff. Downstairs it's dark and crappy.

    I feel your pain though. Decorating? What's that? LOL!

  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger Dixie said…

    May I just ask, How the hell did you get into my bedroom? Seriously?!? I have the exact same paneling and dust. No joke. Now the pink carpet? I do not have. Thank you Jesus for small favors.

  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger DrillerAA said…

    If your planning on staying in that house for a long time, then take the time to do what you really want to do and not just settle for living in what you have. In other words, remove the paneling and prep the sheetrock for paint. It will make a world of difference. When your ready for that new bedding, find an outlet mall, or go to Linens & Things or Bed Bath and Beyond when they are having a sale. You can sometimes find the equalivant of "Bedroom in a box", sheets, comforter, bed skirt, pillow shams, the whole nine yards in one package. If ya got any questions, just holler. It's what I do for a living. Later girl.

  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger DrillerAA said…

    Why don't you and Joyce sign up for "Trading Spaces"? I'd pay to see that episode.

  • At 3:59 PM, Blogger Joyce said…

    LOL Driller!!! Indiana to Oregon... Page Davis would wear herself out going from house to house during THAT episode!!!

    You decorate bedrooms for a living, Driller? Now I'd pay to see THAT!!!!

    Angie, we had the paneling in our living room and dining room. We just primed and painted it. Made a world of difference. Just get some kind of grease-cutting cleaner first. As far as my bedroom, if I had the nerve to post a picture of it, you'd be shocked. I figure we're the only ones that see it, so I'd rather not spend any money on it. I'm that way. I'd buy anything for someone else before I'd buy clothes or gifts for myself. I just don't see the point in spoiling myself when I'm not Mrs. Rockefeller. Ya know??

  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger Thumper said…

    Eh...that's not enough dust to be embarrassed about. Now the 2 pound hand weights... ;)

  • At 10:29 PM, Blogger Amy, aka ABB said…

    If your post and pictures weren't enough, the comments sealed the deal -official NI here! I totally live in that dust. I'm pretty sure that in the fine print (the part that's to small for the magnifying glass), it says that I never HAVE to dust. So it gets done right before my parents come to stay for a week.

    Laugh all you want, but when I do a bang-up job and really clean my house, my son walks in and says, "Ugh, what stinks?"

  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Jose said…

    Yeah, can you imagine your room in Trading Spaces and you get Hildi to do the room. How awesome is that? lol Man the dust will make me sneeze and I can go "achu" at least 20 times continuosly. Yeap, I have bad allergies and they are in full bloom right now. Grrrrr!

  • At 6:31 PM, Blogger DrillerAA said…

    Angie, Joyce;
    Nope, I'm an architect by profession, so I can give you some advice about what can and can't be done to certain spaces.
    While not professionally trained, my wife is the interior designer in the family. She has an incredible eye for what works. I'll post picks one of these days on my blog.

  • At 11:43 PM, Blogger Melinda Zook said…

    Whoa, you need to do something quick! And OMG, that picture is horrendous. I lurve Jake Ghyllenhaal but man, that pic would so freak me out after seeing the movie.

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