Serenity at last

Drew and I have been comfortably settled in our new house for four months. The house is coming together and almost done with just a few finishing touches left to do. I went to Hobby Lobby (one of my FAVORITE places!) and spent almost two hours wondering around the store on Friday. I was looking for a few details to add to our bedroom. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately and I decided it was because our room wasn’t giving off peaceful or serene energy. (I’m probably getting a few eye rolls for that last sentence, but that’s fine with me. :)) When we moved in the room was already painted a dark gray. I had a hard time tying that into a color scheme that I liked. First, we painted all of Drew’s furniture from a beautiful chocolate brown to a bright high gloss white. That really helped to brighten the room. Then I found a duvet cover and pillows that were a mix of chocolate, platinum and white. Our room is huge and can really handle big dramatic furniture and accents. So I thought my Grandma Dee’s lamps would be perfect on either side of the bed. The hardest part for me to finish was finding something for over the bed. I’m really happy with how it turned outIMG_2929

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Drew was not a huge fan of our initials on the headboard at first…but after I painted them (they were a hideous metallic gold when I purchased them!) and got them up there, he was able to see my vision and come to terms with it. He even said he liked it! I love the lamps on either side of the bed. Doesn’t this radiate “peaceful resting place”?!? I took a close up shot of Grandma Dee’s lamps. I’m getting ready to paint the gold parts the same platinum color as our letters. It has a hammered texture finish and will update the look a little bit more. I’m going to leave the glass and marble as is, to keep a bit of the original design. If my newest client is reading this post I’m sure she recognizes that little basket next to the lamp. 🙂 She’s probably also wondering why I’m posting pictures of my bedroom and not her sweet baby son. (Your sneak peek is coming Robyn! I promise!)

I’m a little sad today because we packed up the pets and sent them to Grand Haven to spend a week (or two!) with their grandparents while Drew and I go on vacation. It was really hard to say goodbye to them!! But I know they will have a blast and probably gain a little weight at their grammy and grampy’s house. I’ve noticed that our house is sooooo quiet without them! I miss them already! But I’m staying distracted by packing up for the big vacation and processing the sweetest little photos of my latest and littlest client. Stay tuned for a great sneak peek!

June 29, 2009 - 11:18 am

Allison - How do you send your “kids”? 🙂

June 29, 2009 - 11:18 am

Allison - How do you send your “kids”? 🙂

July 30, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Brandy - Grandma Dee’s lamps look great in your updated room!

July 30, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Brandy - Grandma Dee’s lamps look great in your updated room!