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9.18.2009

House Decor

As I launch this new blog dedicated to life beautiful, I wanted to share some pictures from our previous home in Georgia. This was our first experience living in new construction. Though it was an attached house, it had a two car garage, two large bedrooms, a master suite with sitting area and three bathrooms total!
We weren't planning on being in this house for a very long time and decided against painting the walls. I tried to bring in color and interest through art and decor. The opening above the fireplace was deep but not too wide. My solution was to put in a simple shelving unit to hold the TV as well as fill in the space with pretty objects on the top shelf. I pulled various colors in the room from the painting in the middle of the picture, mixing Asian accents with items we brought back from Africa and Europe. The pile of frames leaning against the fireplace are drawings and photographs created by yours truly!
My little boy was ready for his first real bed, so we picked this fun loft bed from Ikea. It wasn't too high off of the ground, and the canopy added extra protection from rolling out of the bed. Since the canopy had stars all over it, we decided to go with a Space Theme. I made the space ship next to the bed by cutting the shape out of a large cardboard box and covering it with blue wrapping paper. The white lights are battery operated push-on lights - it looked really cool in the dark! The additional furniture in the room included a silver desk and matching storage unit with funky green doors, also from Ikea, as well as a hanging sphere that illuminated stars and and planets onto the walls.
My princess wanted a Pink Princess Poodle Room. To create her dream, I framed black-with-pink-polka-dot fabric with a poodle patch and photos of castles from a calendar. I also painted her chest of drawers pink and purchased pink & purple storage bins for toys. The shelf on the right held my dolls from childhood and dress-up clothes. Another project was gluing rhinestones onto a plain white clock to add that necessary sparkle to her room. She also had a tiara wearing piggy bank, a pink fur-trimmed lampshade, princess fabric-covered pillows, and a white wicker trunk filled with stuffed animals and costumes.
We enjoyed the year and a half we spent living in Georgia and made wonderful friends. During that transitional season of our lives, it was those friendships that filled our days with laughter and our hearts with joy. Beautiful memories.

1 comment:

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Super cute! My son is deeply in love with that bed/canopy combo since he first saw it at IKEA. He talks about it all the time!

:)