I did have a queen sized bed in this room for a while because one of Kent's good buddies didn't want his in storage while he wasn't using it, so he asked if we could use it for a while. I said sure, so it stayed in there for nearly a year. When he decided he needed it, though, it disappeared, and I wasn't all that disappointed. Lately, I've been sprawling out on the floor in there to do some of my acrylic paintings, so the thought of a huge bed taking up that much space again just didn't seem right. Instead, I found this futon, which takes up just the right amount of space, and I really like it.
The pillow sitting on the futon is left over from the bedding had been on the queen sized bed. I love the color scheme, and I want to stick with it. Since I won't be using the matching orange queen sized sheets anymore, I've decided to turn them into curtains. My only problem now is that I can't decide what kind to make-- valances or panels the length of the windows. I'm totally open to suggestions.
The curtains will be this color.
The orange in the corner is part of one of the sheets.
Just so you can get an idea of the few other things I have going on in this room, here are a few photos.
These are some paintings I did as a little experiment,
adding some stitching in the canvas.
In addition to the curtains, I need to give a makeover to a couple small pieces of furniture.
This little TV stand has been through the ringer and been a little beat up, so I'm hoping to give it a paint makeover.
Yep, we still have a big "box" TV.
This little end table I picked up for $10 from Goodwill has also been patiently awaiting a makeover.
I really want to make it two toned. Each side has these neat little inset areas that would look cool as different colors. My only problem is I can't decide which colors... for this or the tv stand. (I would consider staining, but since the desk and hutch in the photo above these was given to Kent by his grandparents, I don't want to change it, and I don't want other stained pieces that don't match it.)
So.... any cool ideas or color suggestions? Curtain suggestions? Any other ideas for this room? Throw them my way! This room and I both need a little help!