Now we have actual guests coming this weekend, so I set about fixing some of the awkwardness before they get here. The changes are subtle, but I think they make a big impact.
This whole thing started with Ash taking an amazing extended nap that got me raring to do something. First, I hung some round mirrors up in this room that have been on the floor of our room since I painted them in 2009. Seriously. I like how they kind of look like portholes in here! I also like looking at myself when I change the sheets on the bed. I'm kidding. No really, I'm not.
I also added some little accessories to the dresser top...a red vase, and some new candles. New navy sheets tie in the curtains. All of these additions are from TJ Maxx, of course.
I had a lovely vintage print from the room that became the nursery. Well hello, 2008!
It looks perfect in here, good thing because it had been leaning against a wall for months. I would love a narrow buffet or console table for this wall, but I'm not in the market for new furniture right now, so this Ikea nightstand works.
But the best thing, at least to me, is the charming piece of art above the bed.
When I saw this print on art.com, I just had to spring for it. With a groupon, it was much more affordable. I've never spent $50 on an art print in my life, and this girl wasn't going to change my mind.
I was excited to find something with both the red and the dark blue in it, and the cute message sealed the deal. I wish I could've gotten it custom framed to eliminate the white border, but I opted for a cheaper pre-made frame for the larger 18x24 size. Maybe I will pick up a natural colored mat and cut it to fit? Sure, I can hear Ashford laughing.
I know the nightstand is too short for the bed and the lamp doesn't really work in here, but I'm not able to change them. PS - I forgot to take Shaun's 'Muscle and Fitness' magazine out from under the nightstand. HA!
So, did I improve this room??