This is the way I am feeling right now...
That would be the squished fairy picture that has been hanging on the wall in my daughter's bedroom for years. It is all coming down...the fairies, the books, the teenage angst and sweet stuffed animals. It all started with that bathroom renovation...not nearly finished yet. We moved our young adults downstairs into smaller bedrooms, this room in particular was originally her older sisters room and I understand that before we bought this house it was the bedroom of two other teenage girls.
With our youngest two kids in college right now, they just didn't need the big rooms any more...Mom and Dad need these rooms now..we need the quiet and the privacy. So the bathroom reno has turned into an entire upstairs reno. First problem....we only had the budget for the bathroom. Second problem....this is the room we will be moving our offices/studio into as well as the den/tv room....just for us. With no budget (two college tuitions), I have come to the conclusion that we will need a ton of elbow grease to make this work...shampoo the carpet and paint the walls a creamy white. Stay tuned...this may take a while.
In the mean time, let me divert your attention to something much more lovely and exciting. This is one of my favorite furniture stores in the area and it was not open this morning when I took these pictures so excuse the not-so-great photography. I am madly, passionately in love with the pewter colored sofa in the lower right hand corner.
Here is a better picture (remember I took this picture through the window of the store). The black arc lamp over it, the fantastic blue accent pillows it is all so very me! I also liked the white birch lamp, and I know that all of my very clever friends would say that I could make one but my neighbors would not let me cut down their tree...
and it would look so good with the one existing piece of furniture that I want to keep in this room, the feather stuffed, silk covered comfy chair with matching ottoman that I bought several years ago at an estate sale for the grand total of $5.00. At any rate, this is one of three rooms that we are now working on...any ideas will happily be considered, so all of you armchair decorators please let me know what you think. I know you have some great ideas! If anyone from HGTV wants to step in, please let me know. If Nate Berkus happens to read this, we love your style and sure...in a heart beat...we would love for you to redo this room. If anyone out there desperately wants to help paint a room, by all means...the pizza is on us!! Stay tuned...this can only get better...right?