Hi, everyone! Today I'm going to show you a room that I've never shown on my blog before!
We have a small room upstairs that I've used sporadically as my studio for making jewelry and as a 'reading room'...when it's not used as a dumping ground, that is! I don't know if you have a room like that...the one that you toss things into when company is coming or where you just throw things that you don't know where to put yet...then it turns into a hoarders haven! Well, it had gotten really bad again, so I finally decided to clean it up.
These are the 2 pieces that this room started with...a big 'chair and a half' that's great for lounging and reading (it's got a red floral pattern so I covered it with a white chenille bedspread) and an old weathered barn wood trunk used as a 'coffee table'...
I decided to do an experiment of sorts, and go in a totally different direction from my normal neutral color palette.
It all started with this...
Remember this blue wooden tray that I got a couple of months ago? The first blue thing I ever bought! (I posted about it here.) I used it as a starting point and began adding more 'blue' to this room. This is a first, and quite a big change for me!
I lined the tray with a piece of grain sack, then added some blue-colored decorating books, a chippy watering can and some fabric pumpkins that I got at an antique mall (one on an old first-aid box)...
Then I added some blue pillows to the chair. My mom gave me the smaller ticking one, the Postes one I just bought on my trip to Columbus (I posted about it here), and the large one is a pillow that I already had-I just covered it with a piece of ticking fabric and pinned it in the back. How's that for a simple DIY project? :)
I just found this blue shutter-perfect for the small wall space beside the chair. I hung a grapevine wreath with a strip of ticking from it.
As you can see, behind the chair is a great blank canvas of wall space! I'm just waiting to find something fabulous or to get an inspired idea for it. I've got some thoughts, but not quite sure yet.
I bought the little 'bus' sign last week at my friend Lori's shop, and set it in the window.
Well, that's the first part of this little room reveal! What do you think of my 'blue room' experiment so far? It's very different for me, but I'm liking the change-for now. ;)
I've got lots more to show you in here, so stay tuned!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!
I'm linking to these fun blogs: i should be mopping the floor
Creative Home Expressions
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Cozy Little House
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