Thursday, May 27, 2010

a blank slate

sometimes do you find it more difficult to decorate a room that is a complete blank slate? sometimes i do. sometimes i'd rather have a starting point to work from.

not this time. not this room.

the room i am talking about is the nursery/guest room. white walls. dark trim that must be painted. neutral carpet.

so with this blank slate i have been brainstorming ideas. i want to use what i already have if possible. i want it to be guest friendly, but a little girls room at the same time.

in comes my genius sister over at everything that is nice. see, i was fighting the fact that i am drawn to blue. i thought i should do something different. she told me no. if i am drawn to blue then i can move things from one room to another when i get bored and they will work. great idea.

such a great idea that not only am i doing blue, but i am going to copy her idea and put red with it. i love the mix of the cold of blue with the warm of red.

so the summer project starts: operation get rid of blank slate...

the master bedroom, a constant work in progress.

this week has been busy and productive. working on house projects. working on organizing. working on cleaning.

one completed project was a picture wall in the master bedroom of places my hubby and i have gone together. would you believe this cost me around $10? yep. that is an estimate. 9 dollar store frames. black scrapbook corners {which i owned}. white card stock {which i already had}. the plan was for using mats, but my frames were about an inch too big. i returned the mats i bought at hobby lobby {$1 a mat!} and used what i already had.

so, the master bedroom is a step closer to completion...