The post that almost wasn't...
How the hecks do you get a decent interior shot of a somewhat dark room???
The light from the windows totally blows the shot out and if I use lights everything looks pink.
So, here it is, the best a girl like me can do.
Poor photo skills aside I adore my new bedroom.
Cozy and tidy, a mix of masculine and feminine, vintage and industrial...
My desk area is a favorite spot.
All these pieces came from shopping the house or from my stash of Goodwill finds.
The lamp was destined to be sold at the City Flea until I nabbed it as the perfect piece for this little area.
A $14.00 shade from Garden Ridge was all it needed.
The botanical chart is a poster I bought on etsy from KSarah Designs.
I added two dowels with hot glue and wrapped the ends with some string
to make it look more chart like.
My Grandmother's vanity set and my Father-in-Law's hair brushes are displayed on the dresser.
The green in the chalk board is just the right accent for the charcoal walls.
I just need to find the perfect quote to add a bit of chalk art.
I believe it is just called Charcoal.
I fell hard for that color.
I posted here about my super easy board and batten wall treatment.
Very happy with that wall.
The mirror is a Home Goods purchase from years ago.
I stole it from the powder room which is next on the make over list.
Well, one pair is new, the other used to be in the dining room, but that's a story for another day.
The lamps are Ikea too, and were originally used in the studio.
I wanted a bed that is simple to make. No piles of pillows or fancy shams and twenty sheets and coverlets to fold back just so.
A simple charcoal quilt from TJ and plain grey pillowcases.
I can make that bed in less than a minute.
I am spying some cords and a little messiness, but hey, real life here.
Close up of the accent wall.
The bed is a long ago purchase from Overstock.
I am over it, but it will have to do for now.
The armoire and dresser have been ours since we bought them for our first home.
Deco style from the 20's or 30's and they had seen lot's of wear.
They have been recently revamped with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
You can read about it here.
I only wish you could join me for a personal tour to get the full effect.
I promise it is soooo much better than my photographs.
I guess I need to practice some interior photo skills.
We could have a glass of wine and talk about it.
Really, I need LOT'S of help!
I might need some bed making skills too.
But hey, what do you want for under a minute?.
Yours in the bumps and wrinkles of life, P.