No, I am not having a party, but I have been thinking about it. I haven’t decided what or when, but for me there is nothing that creates a sense of urgency more than entertaining.
This particular guest bedroom has been on my “I’ll think about it tomorrow” list for far too long. Knowing that my mother’s dear friend and her daughter were coming over two weeks ago, ignited an inferno of activity around here.
I had a blast.
I wanted something to hang above the iron bed, but I also didn’t want something heavy enough to decapitate the sleeper below. I found this at a wonderful store in McAllen called Vida, and I spray painted it white.
The wall color was first discovered by my friend Aissa; it is Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green. It needed something soft, and since my favorite choice is always going to be white., I filled the room with white things (most spray painted white).
When it still needed something else, I decided to add small touches of pale, dusty purple. I have a pair of these milk glass urns that I got an an auction in Dayton.
I am pretending that the dresser is a buffet.
One of my all-time favorite things to use is mirrored place mats and sconces. I ‘borrowed’ my daughter’s sconces, spray painted them white , and used them to add simple balance and faux architectural interest to either side of this painted dresser.
After adding white pieces, the room needed more reflective surfaces. I love how opaque milk glass is , but the wall color seemed opaque, and I like soft sparkle.
I hung a Venetian glass mirror in the corner, and I added a Martha Stewart lamp (clearance at K Mart). To give it more importance and scale, I set it on top of a mirrored jewelry box I had. After adding more dusty purple and milk glass, I added Laurie Anna’s mercury glass birds that I bought at her booth in Canton. As all of blog land knows, her things are wonderful.
I know it is old school, but my all-time favorite end table in a bedroom is a round table covered with fabric- and I don’t mean the small kind of round table. This is a piece of plywood I had cut, and it is propped on an old end table. I covered it with a white tablecloth and a sheer curtain panel that had satin stripes.
These end tables are tall enough to create the ultimate comfort. The lamp light is high and is perfect for reading, and because the end table is at mattress level, setting your book and glasses aside doesn’t require gymnastics.
My last task involved a bedroom chair I found at a garage sale in Burton, outside Brenham. I draped it with a new white, twin size quilted coverlet- tucked it in, and let it puddle on the floor. It so comfortable and soft.
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