Yes, DADD. No, I am not a father; I think I have Decorators Attention Deficit Disorder. Basically, I can’t focus on just one room…I seem to want to redecorate every room in our whole house, all at once. Kevin and I said we would completely finish one room before moving to the next. We have failed miserably at doing this.
We started with the master bedroom, which is not quite done, but I did make some progress on styling it today. I was searching high and low for some art to go above the bed.
The first item I purchased a few months ago ended up going back. It was branch like metal art…kinda hard to describe, but similar to this:
I did not take a photo of it, but I think it was too big. The next piece I bought was a red-ish wood carving from Hobby Lobby, and it was so small:
I actually like it, but not there. I may get another one and put them above the nightstands. Perhaps the third time is the charm, because the third piece I bought seems to be just right:
Right now the canvas is just sitting on the headboard, but I will definitely hang it higher. Because the walls are made of plaster, I am really hesitant to put any holes in them until I am absolutely certain the room is the way that I want it. Has anyone out there hung pictures with those sticky hooks that do not damage your wall? Maybe I can do that, otherwise I think I am going to move forward and put some nails in the wall…gulp.
In the above pic you can also see the accent pillow I made and a coral colored king quilt I scored on clearance at Home Goods.
I made some other additions to the room. First lets look at the dresser before:
And now, not so lonely:
I also need to hang this canvas on the wall, but I think it fits well here. I added some books, two crosses (one was Kevin’s, the other from Hobby Lobby), a little elephant, faux orchid, and a small tray to hold Kevin’s watches.
Here is a look at Kevin’s nightstand before a few accessories:
Next to the lamp is a dragon statue that I was going to paint red…but for now it is orange. Let’s take a better look at the lower part:
I love that little geisha doll; ain’t see a cutie? She is actually a bank that I got today at the dollar store. I also added two thrift store books, and a Superman tin that was a recent birthday gift for Kevin.
I have been looking for a nice floor lamp for a while now. I wanted something that complimented the silver lamps, but I did not really want to get stainless steel. I found the perfect lamp at (a new store in the Chicagoland area) Gordmans:
The square shade is similar to the silver lamps and the base is a similar color to the bed and dressers. I still need to get rid of those chairs, but all in due time! My plan is to add a large floor mirror and one comfy chair to this corner and ditch the modern gray chairs.
So, the bedroom is “To Be Continued.” In the mean time, I have been working on the dining room, sunroom, bathroom, and now the guest room (which we can look at later). I can’t focus! We are going to have our first house guest in less than one month so the guest room and bath need to be spruced up ASAP. Hopefully we will finish something (anything) soon!