Monday, June 29, 2009

The Bedroom Makeover has Officially Begun!




Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Metamorphosis Mondays!

And so it began with the most important element of the transformation (at least according to my husband) – the installation of the 32” flat screen TV!

We did it ourselves this morning, which was an interesting adventure, as he and I do not work well together when it comes to home repair (though we do play well together!).

P1010728 Here is the mounting thingy.

P1010732And here is the TV mounted! 

The cords aren’t great, but there’s not a whole lot I can do about them.  Maybe I can find some nice, big (and pretty!) accessories to help disguise them a little.


Here is our very neglected bedroom.

You can see the beginnings of the colour palette – purple, pink, acid green and brown.  Don’t mind the messy bed, this is a before picture, after all!  The walls in the above pictures are the new wall colour, an original I created at Randall’s one slow afternoon.  Of course I had to hurry up and paint the TV wall so we could get it up!  The rest of the painting will hopefully be finished tomorrow.  I’ll keep updating as I go along!

Pssst!  Look at the orbs!  Does anyone else think they’re more than dust motes?


  1. Love the paint color and the tv look great. I can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Marty

  2. I love your new wall color ! I would love to have a tv on the wall in my bedroom - lucky girl !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  3. It all starts with a little inspiration doesn't it?! I can't wait to see your total transformation! Have fun! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  4. great wall color! to hide the cords, you can buy cord covers (i believe that's the name) and paint it the color of your walls.

  5. Thanks for the comments ladies!

    That's a great idea Tiaa! Thanks! I'll def. have to look into that!

  6. Hey, I like your new blog look :-)

    And I love the colours you've chosen for your bedroom makeover :-) Looking forward to seeing the completed transformation.

    I always seem to get those little blobs when I take pictures of the bedroom. I have no idea why.... as far as I know, they're dust specks that the flash illuminates.

    Happy decorating!!


  7. Great job. I'm looking forward to see the rest of the transformation.

    Another way to hide the wire it to get them in the wall. You just need to make a hole behind the TV and behind your unit. Then you install a flexible tube between the two (and between the stud). It makes it easier for the wire to get from one end to the other. You can also use central vacuum outlets for a nicer finish. It worked well for 2 of my clients.
    - Marie

  8. Hi Sarah! Those are some excellent ideas to hide those cords! Thanks for commenting on my mobile blog... I sent you to the wrong one tho and you missed my fun giveaway! I'm so sorry! I use the Rainey-to-go blog for when I am on a trip and I blog from my cell phone...
    My blog is
    That's the one I participate on with all the fun blogger parties! Check it out if you get a chance... and have a wonderful weekend!


  9. Hi Sarah - I'm looking forward to seeing your room as it transforms!! :-)

    Just yesterday evening I watched an episode of Jane Lockhart's Colour Confidential = she had her builder create a false front (maybe about 2" deep, 8" wide & has tall as required) that looked like a pillar supporting the TV. They painted it the colour of the wall and it looked great! If this interests you and you want me to explain a little better (I might be able to draw a pic), e-mail me at
    Victoria @ DesignTies