OR, the post otherwise known as, “I want a DSLR.”
First – the “before” pictures. This is part one of, “I want a DSLR” – I couldn’t get the pics to look good with my point and shoot. Part of it is probably settings (and I used a couple of them), and part of it is not getting the angle correct. Oh, and you can hardly tell, but the walls are a very peaceful beigy grey. I love the color, and the bamboo window shades and sheer curtains give me a “spa sanctuary” feel. Please excuse my unmade sleep number bed. Oh, and note that we do have mismatched furniture in there. We’ll probably paint the beige shelves black eventually, but for now… its a mismatch. Hence the In Progress note.
(PS – Kyle is out of town in Atlanta for work, so he hasn’t seen this yet)
This started with me looking through magazines, and finding inspiration in a picture I clipped. I saw a bed with a group of nine frames over it, all with different prints in them, and I thought – hey! That’s super cute!
If you had been in my condo pre-selling days, I had this material draped above my couches. I had been at a loss of what to do with them, as the new house already has a TON of color.. that purple doesn’t really go with.
I had been at a loss … until I saw that nifty little picture. I decided to get crafty, and cut it up into small squares and frame them to get that same kind of look. I spent some of Sunday hunting for the frames, and then cutting up pieces of fabric and framing them. If you notice in the pictures, we also had a Picasso painting framed that hadn’t been hung – and a lot of space over the TV that is pretty much dead. I found some small frames at Micheal’s on sale for a good price, and walking through Bed Bath & Beyond (where I looked for them first), I snatched up some of the wall flowers that have been made popular by Young House Love. I love those little things.
Spaces like these, with angles on the ceiling and angled walls, I find a little hard to decorate. Mostly because its hard to balance straight lines, which is really the type of look I prefer. I decided to overlook that and just see how things turn out.
So, after cutting fabric and framing it – which took a surprisingly long time – and measuring everything out, I took a hammer and nails to the wall and hung it up! While I was at it, I hung up the Picasso print and wall flowers to give us a step in the right direction.
Reason 2 for wanting a DSLR – I tried taking these pics in both the evening and with morning light, and I couldn’t quite get the flowers to show up well. I’ll try again with afternoon light when the sun is shining through the master bedroom.
I’m considering putting the comforter in my guest bedroom (which is beige with a smattering of purple and bronze flowers on it) on the master bed – but I think that would take out way too much color. I also would like to add in some additional splashes of a yet to be determined color (maybe mustard yellow) around to give the place some more spice. I am open to suggestion.