How are your summer plans going? I am working for one month in Madrid (Spain) and here the weather is so hot I am literally melting down. Hopefully (finger crossed) I would manage to have some days off next week, so…yay!
Today I wanted to show you guys the before and after of our bedroom. The other day I realized I didn’t show you pics of our rental! I want to start with this room because it’s one of my faves!
The first day I step on this bedroom I got instantly bored and sad. The sand color on the wall, the nightstand with that bedside lamp, the dark green and gold headboard… We were with all of that for three or four months, and one day I woke up like ‘I can’t stand these anymore!’, so I went to the paint store and I bought a big can of turquoise paint and another one of white. The ‘white’ walls weren't white at all, I guess originally they were yellow or similar because although the last tenants tried to hide that horrible color, they didn’t do the best job, so I had to paint to have suuuper white walls.
One of the disadvantages of renting a furnished apartment is that the furniture may not fit well with your style or taste, but if you know how to combine it or adapt it to space, you can make it work. Our apartment has some granny furniture (the headboard, for instance) but we tried our best to combine the granny style with ours.
At the beginning, I used some chairs from the dining room as nightstands because I didn’t find anything I liked in any of the stores I visited, and I can swear there were a lot. As the time went by, I started to get used to them, and two years later, there they are!
I bought these sheets of pin-ups on a great trip I made to Brighton (UK) some years ago in a super special shop which unfortunately I cannot remember the name.
The phone is an original piece from the 70s that belonged to my parents. I painted a couple of years ago with the wrong color, but I don’t want to try to fix it (just in case I make it worse). It works perfectly, except for the fact that when I was born, my father decided to tear the bell and now it does not ring...
Now I wake up cheerful, full of energy to start the day and happy knowing that awful sand color is no longer there.
Lots of small changes turned the room into a completely different space and, although I would change some other things, as the color of the wardrobe doors or the popcorn wall, I am very happy with the result of this room which has been achieved without having had to invest a big amount of money.
Thanks for reading!