When I entered into adulthood, which is so ghetto by the way!! I used to purchased an expensive living room set to only be used as a showcase, you know like at the furniture store. My living room was for viewing only unless it was a special occasion that I would allow my company to lounge on it. As I got older and my children were becoming teenagers, I quickly turned to nice leather furniture for them and their company as I would go chill in my bedroom. When I go into my bedroom and close my door it would be as if I was in a whole different world of my own until one of the rugrats would come knocking on my door! If I wasn't at work or in the streets you know having fun, I would be in my room the entire time!
Then it dawn on me....Chontate your life really revolves around in your bedroom than any other room in the house! It's true though. My bedroom is where I spend most of my days chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool maybe with a cute lil guy when I was up to no good....Ha! okay okay, but all seriously though my room is where I sleep, meditate, read my daily devotions, sit at my altar to talk with my ancestors and spirit guides, may cast a spell or two, listen to my music and dance to the beat of my own drum, Netflix and chill hopefully I can add Somebody's Son to the mix and most importantly this is where I have all of my prayer sessions and one-on-one talks with God.
So this time I really invested into my room at my new apartment. I had vision it just how I wanted from the bedroom furniture to the color scheme. The color scheme was very important because I wanted the colors to represent who I am as a person. I wanted my new bedroom to represent me in every way possible. I researched and went with these three colors: Pink, Grey and White and here are my reasons why I chose these colors:
The color Pink: of course if anyone knows me well, they will tell you that I LOVE me some pink!!! I mean it is such a beautiful lovable color. Yes, I am a pink starburst all day!!! Plus the color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others. Pink represents friendship, affection, harmony, inner peace and approachability.
The color Grey: mostly associated with monks, nuns and other spiritually inclined people, suggests the characteristics traits of simplicity, wisdom, and calmness.
The color White: an inherently positive color, is associated with purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, spirituality, humility and protection.
I was like Bingo!! You see I have many of these attributes and characteristics well except the monk and nun thing and I am not innocence or a virgin by no means but you all get the picture, right?!! I also wanted my room to represent the sophisticated Queenionaire that I am, so yea I threw some bling in the scheme too.
The first task that I tackled was the job of painting the accent wall in the color of Blush Pink. I wanted to make sure it was the right shade of pink. That is was feminine, but not girlish and that it would coordinate perfectly with the color grey. Secondly, after searching many furniture stores online, I finally found the bed I fell in love with and was perfect as I vision it. I purchased a Sophia Vergara (actress from TV show Modern Family) bed of a dark grey color with rhinestones all over the headboard. (Sale price $599) I didn't want the dresser and nightstand that came with bed because it was ugly! Hated it!! I purchased my dresser chest and nightstand in platinum silver from another store. The nightstand has a USB charging port so I can charge my iPhone phone and watch and it has a night light at the bottom that I don't use. The drawers are painted red on the inside so I feel like I have a Louboutin chest and nightstand. LOL They are so freaking gorgeous though!! ($799). Of course I had to get me a plush pillow top mattress for all my beauty rest. ($499). I was able to find a beautiful bling out lamp with a white shade that coordinated with my bed. ($200). I wanted a white mirror for my room that didn't looked plain and wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. I was shopping in Walmart and boom there it was just chilling by itself in the middle of an aisle. It was on sale for $59!!! The final touch was my white bedding set from Better Homes and Gardens. ($100) Everything turned out so beautiful and I can feel the amazing, wonderful, loving and peaceful energy that I am receiving from my room.
Now there was one more thing that I purchased that I thought was so freaking genius. I have a nice size plain white wall and I was contemplating about buying a television that I don't watch. Yea, I don't watch television!! So I didn't want to invest in an item that I wouldn't be getting my money worth from. If I wish to purchase a TV, I wanted a 55 in or higher Roku TV 4K quality mounted onto the wall, but I didn't want to spend the money on this particular item!
Well let me tell you how God works because chile as I was scrolling on Facebook, I came across one of those ads where a company were selling portable projectors in various colors with one of those colors being the color pink!! I read the reviews and an over 100 comments about this product and I purchased it on sale for $89!! I can carry this bad boy in my purse, suitcase, hoe bag, whatever and take it anywhere with me. The projector is back to its original retail price of $224! Jesus was on Facebook ya'll!! Won't He Do It!! Amen. I am presently transforming my patio that is connected to my bedroom. I can't wait to show you all the finished project.
So check out my gallery below and please tell me what ya'll think about it. I also purchased a white 3-cube storage organizer that I transformed into my altar. Some of ya'll aint ready for that conversation, but I am going to share it with ya'll on a future blog post.
Until next time, have an amazing one my loves!