That's a dinosaur on my wall. If you look carefully you can see he's a biped because he has very short upper arms. That one is thanks to my Matthew.
Yes, the beige paint was really that ugly. It had this undertone of pink that really looked awful in that room. I disliked it from the moment I painted it on the walls. And then I mixed up paint samples and painted it again. Not kidding. I lived with it because I didn't have anything else to do with it.
I love the blue. It's very light, but very blue. We did a light grey on the ceiling.
And this is how we cut in over the stairs:
picture frame $20
small tables $30
Total so far: $240
Anyone who says paint is cheap, isn't working with my budget. I'm almost halfway to my budget ceiling and there is still a lot left to buy. The rug is a 3x5 instead of a 5x8 so I need canvas or burlap to expand it out (the rug is woven not pile so it will work.) I'm still stuck on how to properly frame the handkerchiefs. I would love to be able to take them to a frame store with color samples for the room and say "make it pretty. I'll be back in a week." Unfortunately, that would take over $150 to do all three. If anyone has any ideas for me I'm ready.
I also need to figure out how to add lamps to the room. The couch is just too large to fit side tables next to it. I could set the couch off center in the room, and add a table to one side. There is the perfect lamp at Target ($20 for base another $20 for a shade, but shades are cheap at thrift stores.) Still working on it. I may try rearranging the furniture as well to see what can be done.
Progress pictures probably will be up tomorrow.