Wednesday, July 25, 2012
A place to cuddle.
It's also my daughter's newest favorite place to curl up with a book- with or without me.
As I mentioned before, I pulled old and mis-matched linens out of my cupboards and came up with a very "Sasha look." It was so funny because as I kept tucking this and that into the room, I realized that I was making this room more "me" than any other room in this house. There are dainty pink flowers on the sheets (not my man's favorite) and bold black and white flowers on the duvet (sewed from a sheet set we hated because it was far too "slippy.").
I love my favorite curvy turquoise lamp in here along side an old alarm clock from Ikea and rejected pink peonies from Ava's room that she no longer wanted, tucked into a favorite little numbered bucket.
Fresh flowers from my cutting garden and a few pieces of artwork that I painted just for me. There is also a candle holder with starfish in it. And my favorite... pops of turquoise, aqua and blues everywhere.
It's a happy room... soothing and sweet. Relaxing and restful. No wonder Ava keeps disappearing into it.
We (as in I) frosted the glass on the french doors. I didn't want the light blocked from this room too much when you're standing in the new hallway... but I wanted to give guests who may stay here privacy. And please don't laugh because we totally tried this out as a family at night time just to be sure. We took turns dancing around with the lights on in the room while everyone was outside the doors trying to peer in and see what "they could see." You know... so we can reassure our guests that no one can see anything if they by chance want to change into their jammies or something. Adrain wasn't sure this idea was going to work, but I'm happy to say that two coats of glass frosting spray paint later, it works like a charm! (And I WAS RIGHT.)
Which I've got to cling to... because the original placement I'd planned for this room wasn't working and Adrain came in and had an idea that worked and then I had to put up with his self-satisfied smirks all night long. Ha! (But for real. I did. He was almost unbearable you guys.) And I hate to admit it... but his plan was so much better than mine was, it's not even close. Now we have a reading corner (and soon a little bookcase crammed with good reads) for the Den part and our family computer (office) and of course the spare room area (the cutest part of this entire set up).
So now I'm done. And I'm never painting anything else again for the rest of my life. Ever. (Except for those remaining six custom signs I'm trying to finish painting this week and next, now that this project is done.)
What do you think? I wonder who will be my first overnight guest?! I can't wait!!