I’m not sure if you’ve noticed that I haven’t been very active on this blog lately. I’ve gone through a lot of big life changes recently, including buying a house. I’m starting a very big, new adventure with renovating it. As of this writing, I have officially moved out of the little rental house I lived in for the past three years. As much as I wanted change, I was still a little sad to leave it.
In the middle of packing, I stopped to tidy my bedroom to show you the final iteration of my lolita room at my old apartment. If you didn’t see the work-in-progress blog post from a year and a half ago, just try to picture the old walls being a poorly painted buttercream color.
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The major change in the room was the wall color. I ended up buying the paint online because it is too much of a hassle to get to a hardware store without a car, and I was swayed by it’s fun name. I bought a paint called Purple Potion, and it was a lot more purple than I had thought it would be. If you keep up with my blog, you’d have seen it in the background of lots of my pictures. I don’t know what it is about this color, but it refuses to photograph nicely.
Anyway, here is my little room tour. This is the view of the room when I’d walk in the door.
Behind the door is my poster of British sheep breeds.
Best thrift store art find yet!
This is a view of the full wall. The bookshelf on the left is filled completely with my books and things. My poor boyfriend had to squeeze his books on the the top two shelves of the right bookshelf because I took over the bottom three shelves of that unit as well.
Here’s a closer look at my dolls and our Squishables.
My Lunatic Queen Pullip is being saucy and scandalizing my other Pullips. The giant Elissabat Monster High doll is faceless at the moment. Sorry!
Underneath, I put my dollhouse. It’s still not finished completely on the inside, but it’s still adorable.
The box to the left is a kit to make a 1/12 scale grandfather clock.
I didn’t get a close-up shot of our Nightmare Before Christmas vinyl figures, but you can still see them in some of the following photos.
The door next to our bookshelves was the closet door.
My clothes took up 3/4 of the space…
On the wall next to the closet door, I put my collection of mini-prints from the etsy shop Magical Tea Time. These particular prints (they come in larger sizes) are not always in stock on etsy, but I would just send her a message if you’re interested in any.
I don’t know why the glare is so weird on some of these.
The sunlight was giving me some problems when I was trying to take pictures of this wall, so here’s a slightly split view of the window wall. When we actually lived in this room, the blinds were always down. The bedroom was way too close to a street with lots of foot traffic for me to be comfortable with the windows open.
I painted my boyfriend’s computer case pink for him.
My tiny computer station in the corner where I wrote most of the posts on this blog…
Next, we have the bed corner.
My lovely Princess Bed
I no longer have this bed. It was my roommate’s, and we gave it back to her since my parents gave me a new queen-sized mattress and bedframe. I will do my best to princess-ify the new bed to make it as pretty as the old one.
As a bonus, here’s the view of my room from bed.
The Andrew Lang Fairy Books were on the reverse side of the shelf for easy bedtime story access.
Here’s the view on the way out of the room.
And that’s it! I’m still a little sad to see it go, but at least the people moving in said that they’re going to keep the room purple.
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Now that my boyfriend and I have a whole house to spread out in, I plan on making it as cute as I can. I hope you like home improvement posts, because there will be a lot of those coming as we finish renovating the new house into a mildly lolified one.
In case you didn’t see their posts before, here are the links to the other Lolita Blog Carnival members that responded to this post over a year ago.
Seraphine & The Striped Box ⚜ Little Coffee Shop ⚜ Art du noir
Also, check out one of my favorite blogger’s room journey. I’m not sure if I’m missing posts in the process or if there are newer pictures anywhere. She’s the artist who made those prints I showcased.
2011: The Dark Victorian, 2012: The Dark Victorian, 2014: Jayne Jezebelle