I do have some small amount of this stuff, like the tiny ceramic mouse which my mom gave me, and a small picture of an eggplant framed by my mother-in-law. I really want to get rid of them...
I want my house to reflect a spare beauty.
I want to walk through the rooms and breathe deeply, and not see something teeny which must be dusted. I want my home to be a reflection of me, a place where quiet and creativity can exist together.
I wrote some of the above a year ago, and have made it come true. Last week Mr. Biblioblog and I decided to go to the furniture store and "just look around". Two hours later I was writing a check. The business owner took our old (actually pieces from childhood) bedroom furniture for a local charity, and we now have a new bedroom! And, a small company from Oregon makes these pieces so we have supported two local businesses.
This is a platform bed and has 10 (ten!) drawers for storage. The dresser in the corner is just a standard dresser with 5 drawers. We also have a built in cabinet tucked into the attic, which we had added in our first remodel years ago.
There is room for Bandit's pillow bed and a plant (Nick likes to sleep downstairs by himself). Maybe a little chair will end up here too. The headboard has shelves for books and a place to pile pillows so we can get comfy. I see in this picture though, that someone has taken pillows to another room for a nap (Mr. Biblioblog has bronchitis). We also have some furniture coming for the spare room-which used to be my sewing room but will now be my dressing area and a spare room.
I am thrilled with these changes. It is a testament to the power of claiming what you need and want. I love my bedroom and it will only get prettier as I find ways to add my own touches to this new room. So far, I laid out my handmade and dyed runner, and made some pillowcases to add a touch of green to all the wood. My comforter is a bit worn, and looked much better with the old brass headboard so that project is next. DIY or buy one...thoughts on color and any other decorating tips for this small space?