Also, we've always had lots and lots of stuff on the walls of every bedroom (in fact, on the walls of every room, period) in this house. I was into the "gallery wall" idea before I even knew that was a thing. I think I invented the gallery wall, if you want to know the truth. Or I think my mom did, and then when I grew up and got a house of my own, I decided I would try to take her penchant for plastering the walls with family pictures, decorative plates, and assorted memorabilia to a whole new level.
For example, check out the walls of our dining room (before we got the house ready to sell). Not only is every bit of wall space occupied by framed family photos, but there are also wallpaper borders-- not only above the chair rail, but up near the ceiling, too, for double the dated fun!
So the order of the day was to pare down and simplify every room.
Today I'll show you our Irish Room makeover. Here's the "Before" shot, with the old gray carpet, the knickknack shelves filled with Irish-themed bric-a-brac, and the Irish flag window toppers.
Note that the flying squirrel is still perched over that window;
I haven't had the heart to paint over him just yet!
I'll be back with more room makeovers in the coming days or weeks! (Teaser: the Blue Room is no longer blue!)