Lately, I've put a little more effort into it and it's shaping up a little bit, but definitely not my favorite room.
I guess it's time I take this room out of hiding and show it on the blog...
I'd like a smaller desk with drawers (without the tower) that could later move into the guest room as a bedside table/desk combo.
This desk creates a real storage problem! And, it's so traditional, for my taste...although I did pick it out once upon a time.
I painted the legs on the desk chair, just to spice it up a little.
I had fun painting this elephant lamp this peachy-pink color. It used to be black. I think it has a lot more personality now!
I need a different color shade for it, but I haven't found the right one yet.
I'm glad to get this hand-me-down kilim rug from my mom- by way of my sister, Emily, who no longer had a spot for it.
Even though, per this post, I know some of you voted for my to put my cowhide in this room. Which, I agree, looked great. But this is my leftover room...the other rooms in my house get priority for all things fabulous. So the cow ended up in the living room.
I recommend color coordinating your books...it made a big difference in this bookshelf.
This is my favorite vignette in the room!
I bought the shelves unfinished and stained them myself.
My sister found the two little egg shaped lamps at a garage sale. I need different shades for these as well. (You can't tell from the pic, but the bases are cream and the shades are stark white)
I coiled some rope up in this wooden charger for a little interest.
The chest was a hand-me-down from my Mom's friend. I love it! The drawers need some work though!
I'm embarassed to show, this "vignette" looked like this for months...
It's aweful, I know. I couldn't look when I walked by. I was waiting around for new lamps, and thinking I would either bribe my sister to paint me something big or try to do it myself.
I was glad when I thought to put shelves here, because it saved money on artwork, and I didn't have to buy two big lamps.
Now, erase that from your memory and go back to this...
Ahhh, much better right?
Thanks for checkin' in.