Home Refresh 01.

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So I got some good news a couple weeks ago- I don’t have to move! Oh man, what a relief. As soon as we received that happy news, my brain went into full-on redecoration mode. A little while ago, I wrote a post about how I wanted to refresh my bedroom. I’ve made a bit of progress on that list, so I thought I’d start a mini series here on the blog to keep you updated with my redecorating process (I’ve also been snapchatting [username: starcrossedsmil] the process and using the tag #scshome on Instagram).

The first room I wanted to tackle in the apartment is my bedroom. I spend a lot of time in here and I was really itching for a change. I should show you what my room looked like before…

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A few weeks ago, I took down all of the pictures and stuff hanging on my wall, moved most of my furniture out into the living room, and painted my walls white. I have a little tradition where I ask my friends to help me paint and reward them with wine and treats, so a couple friends came by that Saturday to help me.

I picked up my paint a few days before, and boy was it hard to narrow down the shade of white that I wanted! I actually went to the hardware store three times that week: once to look at all 50 gajillion shades of white, a second time to actually buy painting supplies, and a third time between coats when I was afraid I was going to run out of paint.

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I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I feel good about the color I chose (Simply White from Benjamin Moore) and it makes my room feel brand new. Since I had to move most of my stuff to paint, I also wanted to take that opportunity to have a major clear out. I got rid of some junk, started a Goodwill donation pile, and set aside a few things that I’d like to send home to California. I also took a trip to The Container Store (a.k.a. the best place ever) to pick up a few things to help me get more organized. Since a lot of things are tucked under my bed or in my closet, you wouldn’t notice a difference at first glance, but I feel much more organized.

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I think that’s about it for this first installment (above is a blurry peek at what it looks like now)! My walls are looking rather blank at the moment, so I’m on the hunt for pictures/artwork to put up. I’m also working on a few more things from my list. I bought a new bookshelf, which I’ll try to feature in an upcoming post, and I’ve got some marble contact paper working it’s way to my mailbox now.

  • sartorialsidelines

    I can’t wait to see what the finished product looks like! We just finished painting and it looks us what seemed like forever to actually settle on a colour, so I definitely know what you’re talking about.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  • That’s great news! And you room looks fantastic, I am in love with that nail polish rack!

  • Can’t wait to see the new look! Home decor is a lot of fun, but I am so lazy. And disorganized :(

  • That’s great you don’t have to move – that is never a fun process – but I’m glad you are now taking the initiative to refresh your space in the ways you’ve wanted.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Oh, that’s wonderful! Less stress is always good :) I love the progress you have made on your bedroom so far :)

  • Katherine

    Home decorating is fun :) Looks like you are getting there :)

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  • YEY on not moving! Such a pain. Your bed looks so cozy :)

  • heather

    LOVE the nailpolish rack. I wish I had somewhere to put one like that up in my bedroom. Your room came out great! Love the inspiration too

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    heather
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