Instead, I decided to show you the make-over of my bedroom at the cottage. It's nothing drastic, just a few DIY projects while I wait for little changes, like the whole economy getting out of the tank, and my kids getting through college so all my money doesn't go to
The end tables were black and painting them was an easy fix to lighten up the room. Also notice the bedside table lamps. They were my favorite back in the day but way to heavy for the look I want in the cottage. I replaced them with wall sconces which we prewired for during the remodel. I love them, as they leave way more room for me to pile books up on my side, and I can adjust them so I have the light right where I need it.
The painting displayed over the bed is by one of my favorite artists, Guy Buffet. My hubby and I bought it on our honeymoon in Maui 30 million years ago. I wanted the Cows On Roller Skates one, but we settled on Maui The Old Days because that's where hubby took all his family vacations growing up, and it was nostalgic for him. It's very heavy and I've since moved it to the side wall because, living in earthquake country, I lived in fear that it would fall off the wall someday, completely severing my head from my body which would scare my husband to death in the morning. Much
This color is, ARTESIAN WELL. I love the color but actually when it comes down to it I always get as close as I can to my preferred color, and then choose my paint by its name. I bet on horses in the same manner. You know, like I would definitely put a wager on MOMMA'S BABY or something like that. What's in a name? Writes Shakespeare. Everything, says I. This drives my sister, my husband, and most everybody who knows this about me absolutely crazy. And if that in itself isn't reason enough, (because lets face it, we all know how much fun it is to drive people you love crazy), I know I'm not the only one who does this. How about you? Come on, fess up, you know you do it too. How much more would you be swayed to buy this same paint color if it were called, say, MURKY WATER? Huh?
I bought the bedskirt at a shop in Del Mar, CA called Beach Bungalow. I adore it because it's a wrinkly light linen, informal, not fussy at all and you never have to iron it!
Okay, so we've got the newly painted headboard replacing the head severing Guy Buffet painting, the side tables lightened up with some sea/sky colors, and the heavy table lamps replaced by sconces with white linen shades.
Blessings and another beautiful sunset,