Category Archives: home projects
I have much respect for interior designers. Finding a good balance of form
/function and design/personality in a room is tough.
Case in point: my bedroom. When we moved into the master bedroom after painting and finishing the bathroom, I wanted a white room. All white. I wanted to be in cloud. I thought: “how relaxing.” Nope. Not even close.
For a minimalist room, you need to COMMIT to no clutter. No water glass on the bedside table. No book. Dog bed and toys? Fugetabowit. It looked like I just haven’t committed to a style, let alone a color.
So I forgo the white and begin adding: teal here, moss green there. Look at the cool pillows I made with some vintage mid-century fabric. And for the finishing touch: these white speckled lamps that warm up my room and my heart. (Special thanks to Tessa at the Nest for helping me pick these out.)
One person’s trash is another person’s treasure? How about this lovely?
I got it around the corner from the office. Yes, I risked my co-workers seeing me pull this out of the trash.
After a very boozy book club (aren’t they all?) I showed it to my ladies and solicited ideas. Lisa Bonie suggested it needed to be a word game table since the top swivels.
I created the game board in InDesign and decoupage it to the top after I painted it. I bought the tiles and tile holders from Amazon. I used an old cigar box for the items to go into.
Best part? I sold it to a lady who is a HUGE word game fan. Happy ending and a triple word score.