Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Kinsey's Bedroom

So I get a lot of emails from my readers asking me about my personal style, life, and rando other topics.  One of the questions I get asked the most is what my home looks like.  When I first started this blog, I lived in an apartment in Seattle which I loved... mostly.  See, I HATED the way it was decorated.  Everything was brown.  Brown couches, brown bookshelves, brown accessories. I was drowning in brown, but I felt like I was too far in to redecorate completely.
So when I moved back to Indiana, I was happy to have a fresh start.  This weekend I tackled a DIY project with my dad to refinish my old bedroom furniture.  The dresser and bookshelf were old roughed up oak pieces.  I'm not a big fan of wood tones, so those had to go.  After a day of sanding, painting, and attaching all new hardware I am pretty happy with the results.  So readers, welcome to my bedroom!






17 comments:

Anja said...

really pretty! Adore that dresser! I need one like that for my next apartment. Thx for the inspiration :)

Fashion Momma said...

Dreaaammmy! I LOVE the dresser and the blues and greens. I'd sleep so well, there!

SIENA.STYLE said...

your lamp is great!

dotty said...

the furniture looks fantastic! great job refinishing it!

Audra said...

I loooooove repainting dark wooden furniture. I've done just that on several dressers over the years - and new pulls for the drawers. It feels good to complete that in one weekend!
Xoxo
http://audrasally.blogspot.com

The Suburb Experiment said...

My mom just got lamps like those and I love them. They're pretty and feminine without being over the top!

Jenn

DOADOUBLETAKE said...

Kinsey, I really like the DIY on the furniture--very classic. I also have that same portrait of the nude woman's backside in my bedroom. I got that picture first, then went on a quest to find more nudes of female hind parts--I now have five pictures--a collection for my bedroom as it were! LOL

Eclectic Flair said...

Oh I love it! The colors are lovely!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Alessandra said...

Very pretty, perfect calming colors for restful nights. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

Omgitstiffduh said...

Your room is too pretty!

Jen HaHA said...

I wanted to refurbish our bedroom furniture last summer but it didn't happen. I am inspired to give it a go! Only it's pouring rain outside so I'm not sure where to sand and paint. I, too, love the blues. The pillows are great! I'm a pillow person. I think our friends have a painting similar to the one above your dresser, but I want to say it's red.
Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Your bedroom is so pretty! I love the little unexpected details like the lamp or colored handles!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Bre said...

Thanks for inviting us in the bedroom. It's very cute. I love the touches of color and those lamps are so pretty.
Cheers,
Bre

Agentsuperstar said...

Nice. Love the dresses hung like art. :)

agentsuperstar-youarehere.blogspot.com

Jess said...

I really like your room! I love the art, the lamps, and the dresser!

Jessica said...

Wow Kinsey!! If your current career doesn't work out, you could always try interior decorating!! :) You're room looks awesome! Love the blues.

Tiffany said...

Such serene and soothing colors! Beautiful!
Tiffany
http://clothedcommuter.blogspot.com/