Putting together a curated collection takes time. Hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day and it certainly wasn’t decorated in one either.
Finding just the right pieces & making them work together takes time. But isn’t that part of the fun?
In Lara’s room the paint is dry, the rug in place, the new linens on the bed – now we turn to the fresh & fabulous purple walls.
There will be two gallery walls on either side of the window opposite her bed. What hangs there must be special, as it will be the first things Lara sees in the morning.
This paining is by a “Sunday Artist” – you know, a hobbiest painter. I love these kind of paintings. You can sense the pride in each stroke. Just lovely & at $20, a steal! It will be a focal point on one wall for sure.
Our look is vintage, bohemian with a bit of mod tossed in, so the galleries will be a mix of elements, old and new. Painting, plates, cross-stitch and more all in shades of purple & yellow. The elements, though different, will harmonize through color & feel.
We have two of these plates which have lovely crazing & are rimmed in chippy gold.
Aren’t these 3 prints of children at cotillion precious? My girls attend cotillion and I volunteer so these take on a special meaning beyond the obvious appeal.
We are adding these pieces to those we have & looking out for a few more before I start arranging & hanging. I do hesitate to bang nails into freshly painted walls!
Oh, we will also include the painted burlap initial art I made (that was so easy you really should try it ).
Before you start that burlap project, I want to tell you about a special little item in Lara’s room you may not know about and ask your opinion on a lamp.
Do you know what these are?
Crystal bulb covers of course! I picked these up at the RoseBowl Flea Market.
They go right over the light bulbs, softening the light and making it sparkle. Love some sparkle, don’t you?
Now would you give me your thoughts on this lamp?
While the yellows & greens work in the room and I LOVE the vintage look of it, I am considering making it glossy white. But I truly cannot decide. I usually spray paint with wild abandon, but I am holding back on this one…
The shade has to be DIY’ed to a better state. I have the perfect idea for that. But what do you think about the base. Leave it as is ~ or spray it a high gloss white? Or maybe you have a whole different idea.
Going treasure hunting in Monroe Georgia tomorrow. Last year I scored there, so fingers crossed I find some special pieces for Lara’s walls & other things I “need”.
Hope you have a good day too…and do lmk what you think about the lamp!
** Kelly **