I did do a little sprucing up around here today.
Nothing fancy, just a quick presto-chango, to give the living room a much needed lift.
The grey skies and the wind make it feel more like Winter than late Spring, so I wasn't feeling terribly inspired.
I kept it simple with a few of my favorite bird's nests and some urns that I've been collecting.
I love the shape and texture of the urns with the bird's nests.
This one in particular:
See what I mean?
A local artist created a wood print of our beloved California quail,
which is actually a greeting card that I finally put in a reworked frame.
For some added height I pulled in a few old books.
They just keep multiplying around here!
The musty smell of vintage books is one of the best scents ever, in my opinion!
And I don't believe you can ever have too many real bird's nests, but only if they were found after the birds abandoned them!
This took me about 10 minutes, can you tell?
I wasn't in a very "designer" mood today.
There's a lot on my mind and I'm feeling a bit scattered. It's hard to focus on any one thing with real deep concentration, as my mind sort of flits from thought to thought.Not that that's terribly unusual for me.
My mind does tend to wander at times....
Still, I have so many projects to finish, and so many more I want to begin.
But more pressing, I have a few important things to straighten out.
(I guess is should take my own advice, and have a long sit-down at the shore...so the answers can come to me.)
Then I hope I can get right back into the swing of things.
First up for this summer is a redo of my darling daughter's bedroom.
She's growing up and doesn't want the pink walls anymore.
Pink is passe' , according to her.
Now she wants white walls. Which is what they were, before we painted them pink about three years ago.
I'd like to get her a new bed, too, and I found a great resource at Overstock.Com.
I think these would work well in her room, and they look sturdy.
Adding a trundle would be great for those sleepover parties.
There's a terrific choice of some fun bedding, too!
Of course, I'm drawn to the girly, pink stuff.
But I bet she'd like this design too. It's got a "mod vibe" going on, and that fits my daughter perfectly.
She's very mod, for a fourteen year old.
beds, or bedding, or even here to see nightstands.
Let me know what you think of my mantel makeover!