Saturday, July 17, 2010

What a Difference a Shade Makes

I've been living in my house for over 11 years.  When I moved in, the master bedroom had pink carpet, pink walls and pink blinds.  A Pepto-Bismal nightmare.  Many years back, I painted the room a cream color, which helped a lot.   I can't afford to replace the carpeting, but for reason I can't even explain....I left the pink blinds up.

To make matters worse, over a year ago (or longer) I bought some cream colored shades at Ikea for the specific purpose of replacing the blinds.  I brought them home and conveniently stuck them behind a chair and left them there, undisturbed until....MONDAY.

I finally took down the pink blinds and put up the new shades and I am so happy with the results.





It felt so good to take down the dusty, grimy pink blinds and put up these lighter shades.  Gives the room such a bright feeling.

For reasons I can probably explain, I did not take a before picture.  (Just too disgusting to share I think.)

10 comments:

  1. Love it! I can imagine how much better you must feel!

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  2. looks great - billowy, fresh, clean...

    I tend to buy things from IKEA and sit them behind chairs for years too!

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  3. The words pink and blinds should never go together. Without ever having seen them, I just know this looks much better.

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  5. A little pink is lovely but 360 degree pink?! Scary!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I'll do my best to keep it interesting!

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  6. That's the best idea. Instead of cleaning my blinds, I will just buy new ones. :)

    I love Ikea. We are getting one in 2011~!

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  7. Isn't it amazing how one simple thing like changing a shade can make a Big difference..I know that must feel nice and I can relate..

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following..

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  8. Lookin' good, dear Lindalou ... obviously, not everything is 'pretty in pink'!

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  9. A year behind the chair is really not all that long considering how busy your life is. I still have some of those dust trap blinds. They are cream color and so the dust doesn't show too much, but I still hate them.

    The Ikea shades look great.

    donna

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