Others just don't match up in my mind's eye - usually older pieces that I have moved from house to house and never really looked at, if that makes any sense. The bed, for example. I have always loved wrought iron beds, something about the deep black colour with soft curves and curlicues. I even did a post about them in 2009 (before I knew anything about referencing images, obviously). When I bought my bed way back in I-don't-even-remember, my only real sources for furniture were my parents' house and Ikea. Since my parents didn't have any extra queen beds kicking around, it was off to the that big blue and yellow store, and I came home with this:
(I went to find it on the Ikea site, but apparently it is no longer available - which means I must have bought it a while ago!)
It isn't too bad, but there are a few things that bug me about it:
- it is so obviously from Ikea
- the curved line on the top of the headboard - I wish it was straight like the footboard
- those round curly flower things - not sure what it is about them that bugs me, but I think they just seem too cutesy and busy.
The poor bed bothered me in the old house as well, but when we put it in the master bedroom in the new house, it just didn't work for me at all. I feel like this room is begging for a big upholstered bed.
Now it would be lovely to put all the stuff that bugs me up on Kijiji and go out and buy exactly what I want, but sadly, they forgot to plant that money tree in our new back yard. So instead I used some West Elm gift cards I had for the Steven Alan euro shams and long grey pillow, and splurged on an Ikea linen duvet cover and wool pillow from Winners.
Aaaand I still don't like it. And there still is nothing over the bed. And I am debating about curtains. And I still don't love the colour. I feel like this room will never be finished. (Cue the violins!)
However, it finally hit me this weekend that if I wait to share photos until the rooms are "DONE", I will never blog again! So instead of beautifully-styled rooms that I am proud to share, you are going to be getting a lot of photos of not-quite-there-yet rooms that I am not yet happy with. Maybe just posting the photos will spark a moment of genius and I will figure out what the heck to do. Or maybe you guys can give me some suggestions.
Insert deep comment about embracing the imperfections in life, then post inspirational tee photo.
|T-shirt $30 at Tees in the Trap|
Thanks for sticking with me folks! :)