So no one should be surprised about what happened this weekend when I was faced with a ridiculously bare new bedroom to decorate.
|Ridiculously bare new bedroom.|
I made an ill-advised (because it is college-dorm-replenishing season and sort of like hell on earth at any big box store anyway) trip to Target to see if they had any cheap bedding. After realizing that I must be the only person under age 93 that uses a duvet cover, and as such could not find one in any color but beige and navy blue, I stood in the bedding aisle for an embarassingly long time as worried mothers and hysterical college freshman grabbed twin XL sheets from the shelves around me.
I stood there trying to decide between making my room outreageously loud to the point of annoying anyone who enters or yawn-yawn boring (there didn't seem to be any in-between in the sale section). Then I realized that unlike in grade school when you had slumber parties and/or random let's-go-over-to-JoAnna's-and-paint-our-toe-nails events and unlike in the dorms where the simple act of opening your door let 70 other individuals examine the contents of your room, there may be a total of five other people that will ever see this new room. I am allowed to make it as outrageous as I like.
So I got this rainbow comforter on Saturday.
Tried it out for a day and decided that it wasn't nearly bright enough. So I went back to Target on Sunday and got the matching sheets and made them into curtains.
|I ironed and pinned even though I hate doing it. The curtains are just twin top sheets turned upside-down with a five inch hem at the top for the curtain rod to slide through. Took a total of an hour to make three of them|
|One blue curtain, one green curtain, and...|
|one pink curtain (it really is hot pink and not red like it looks here).|
Still trying to work out how to tie them back (I think I am going to cut up the fitted sheets and make ties for the curtains as well as throw pillows for the bed), and the room is still in obvious need of a book shelf and work table, but I think the brightness makes a huge difference.
Thanks for my sense of color, Mom.
Other things I did this weekend:
|Pizza toppings that I swear were eventually made into a pizza.|
- Listened to an opera recital in an old folks home in Tenleytown. No joke. When the singer hit the first high note, 70% of the audience reached up to turn down their hearing aids.
- Knit a sweater in 90 degree weather.
- Made pizza, taking a picture of the toppings but not the resulting pie. I will give out the recipe for the crust if you ask nicely.
- Realized, as I crawled head first down the stairs with a dust rag to clean the baseboards, that nothing in my new home has been dusted since mastadons roamed North America and that I may be a tad OCD when it comes to cleaning.