Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I Have Decorating A.D.D and a Can of Black Spray Paint

and I'm not afraid to use it...

I'm pretty sure I have some sort of decorating disorder. I never stay on task. Yesterday the family room, today my sons room and my room at the same time, tomorrow who knows.

Anyways... I need some help. Not so much for my decorating disorder, but for the two little thrift store 1.99 shelves I hung on either side of my window in my bedroom (another work in progress the bedroom...sigh. Things to Do: pick a color and paint the room, paint the bed, find new art for the frame, paint frame black, find gorgeous and cheap black chandelier to replace fan, new chair for the corner, on and on and on)

What should I put on them? The shelves. Symmetric? Yes? No? Tall? Black or a pop of color? Floral? Wreaths? Tell me! Show me! I bought two orchids but they didn't fit. I'm at a loss.

And while I'm at it I'll show off my Mistreatments I threw together on Sunday, in about an hour with a few yards of black and cream toile, that I still want to fiddle with to make right.

Saturday's yard saleing was a bust. Oh well, there's always next week.


Heidi said...

Hmm, I vote for a pop of color. I think red would be the most obvious choice and would pick up the wood tones from your bed, but maybe you want to go a different direction and choose something really orange or purple or bright green!

If you can find a light fixture you like but it's not black, you can paint it too. I painted the one in my kitchen--it was ugly builder brass to begin with. Rustoleum makes cool spray paint that somehow comes out looking like black wrought iron, and with the addition of some little shades from Tuesday Morning, it looks 100 times better!

LOVE the mistreatments--I have got to try that! I'd love to see a close up of how you did the tops. How many yards of fabric did you use? They look so great.

Darla said...

Pop of color and definitely do not make the shelving symmetrical. Something feels wrong about that.

As for what to put on the, not a clue...still working on my hallway shelving. *sigh*

Marie said...

I. love. that. room.

I'm not even going to pretend to have any idea what you should do with those shelves. I'm still ga-ga over the bedding! But, for the record...I'm kind of liking a crazy limey-green color with black and white a lot lately.

If I had to pick one blog that makes me want to trash my entire house and start over, it's yours. No, I'm not being sarcastic. For once. lol

Kimba said...

Just beautiful! I love your B&W bedroom. I'd go with a pop of color on the shelves. I like Maria's idea of lime green. That's one of my faves right now.

Maybe a finial thingy or a piece of ceramic something. I posted today about spray painting plates (hangs head). Maybe you could find a pretty ceramic pitcher for one of the shelves and spray paint it some great color.

Great mistreatments too!

The Busy Blaine's said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Your room looks alot like mine so I'll have to post some pictures. As for the shelves, definitley some color. I have red and yellow as my accents.

Marlene said...

Your vintage quilt was a steal! Way to go! I also love the way you have stacked the trunks, never thought of that..... love your blog!

CRICKET said...

Thanks for sharing. I love the toile!

Connie said...

I had very similar shelves (gold from my mother-in-law) I also painted them black and put a white ceramic bird on each. It's the focal point of my bathroom which also has a toile shower curtain, other black accents, and light green walls. Your bedroom looks great.