Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Oh, man, guys. I'm just really laying it out there this week. My soul is laid bare. My very unfinished rooms are on all the internets.
WHY AM I DOING THIS???
Other bloggers wait until they have some awesome room to share, and then they show you the nasty "before" and an immediately gratifying "after" and all is right with the world. I haven't seen a lot of posts like the ones I'm putting out there this week.
"Here... let me show you... my completely blah room! And my chaotic design-failures! This room may stay this way for YEARS!"
It's amazing to me that anyone's still reading at this point, really. Deb, you're a rockstar for the gracious comments! I know it's because your sweet heart couldn't stand to see me with half a dozen goose egg posts at the end of the week. Thank you!
Partly, I'm posting my very unfinished house tour this week, because I want it documented. I want to look back and see how far we've come. But, also, I'm partly posting these rooms because I think this sort of thing is helpful. We all think other people bust out fully remodeled and decorated homes in a 60 minute time slot, and wonder what on earth is wrong when we can't manage to complete a single room in 6 months! In real life, we have to make decisions. Decisions based on priorities. And that, friends, means that things don't become pretty in the blink of an eye. And rooms stay undone for quite a while. Hard as that pill is to swallow at times... it's real.
My sarcasm is just me being silly. And me saving face. Making sure you know that I know this ain't perdy. A little prideful of me, really. Still struggling with that whole sinful nature thing.
Well, let's just get on with it. House Tour 2012. (I know I will be glad I did this. I know I will).
This is my master bedroom. I shared it less than two month ago here, when the crib arrived.
Okay, now turning around. That black door is the door you came through in the first photo...
And this is Baby's little nook. I just couldn't stand not having a little nursery to decorate for her... this is just simple, but I really like it. It's feminine and cheerful and sweet. It's something.
I made the cribskirt from the same chenille blanket I used to make the living room throw. I bought it from Etsy as a cutter... I've gotten my money out of it!
The L is just a canvas painted in chalkboard paint. The font was pretty heavily inspired by (copied from?) Anthropologie's monogrammed mugs.
The crocheted blanket was made by a friend years ago for our second oldest, Shug. Baby is our third girl to use it.
The sheet is from Target. The wall with the L is the only wall painted at this point. The color is Sherwin Williams' "Balanced Beige". It's also in our kitchen.
She likes it.
So, there! I had something pretty to share after all! What do you know?
Get ready, though, because the master bathroom is coming up this afternoon.
Not so nice.