I did a little more painting this weekend.
I know, I just cannot get enough. I’ve been meaning to paint the bed since Ryan built it last August. This is it below, after Ryan built it. It is SOLID, which means, it ain’t going NOWHERE. Ever. If we sell this house, in like fifty years, it will be sold with the house.
In case you are wondering why we Ryan decided to build the frame for the bed instead of purchasing a frame, there are actually two reasons:
1. Ryan refused to buy the frame or a new bed.
2. Ryan was certain he could avoid paying for a box spring.
So, he did a little Internet research (is there any other kind?) and came across this little diddy. It actually ended up working quite perfectly, because the ceiling is relatively low upstairs, so it makes the ceiling look taller. Plus, it’s a really solid surface, and gives the mattress more support.
So – while I knew I would eventually paint it, the thought of moving everything out of the room and getting a drop cloth to go UNDER the 6,000 pound bed (I may exaggerate a little) kept me away from the task.
This was what I did instead – I put a ill-fitting bed skirt over it.
But, on Saturday morning, I was lying in bed, and I thought, “ENOUGH!”
So, I begged asked Ryan to help me pick up the bed to get a drop cloth under it. We took apart the bed and took the headboard off the wall….
I may get lamps. But, I kinda like the idea of end tables with almost nothing on them. I don’t know why. And, I’m definitely changing the items above the bed, based on your feedback a while back. I just haven’t done it yet.
(Sigh) I love it. I’m sorry if you have a problem with brown and black together. For some reason, I have an undying affection for the combination. I don’t think the photo does it justice – the black looks so sleek. I love the quilt tucked in. I just adore it.
It’s also, hands-down, the most masculine room in the house. If you don’t count the garage. Which I don’t because it’s not in the house.
What do you think? Am I crazy to combine brown and black???
Not that I will change it if you think I’m nuts, it would just be nice to have a little confirmation that I’m a loon.