I was in a temper at my boyfriend at the time and was walking by my "office", which at the time was nothing but a room with junk and bad carpet (disgusting really). So, for some unknown reason, I found a razor blade in the garage and proceeded to rip the carpet out. I spent hours moving furniture into the bedroom, rolling up carpet and avoiding assistance to carry the garbage carpet down the stairs. Once I was finished...I had no idea what to do with the room. While the offensive and smelly carpet was gone, I had nothing to replace it.
|Evidence #1 - Mid carpet removal and I started taking pictures of the disaster.|
|Evidence #2 - Junk, junk and more junk as well as a whole lot of white.|
|Evidence #3 - The adornment above the closet was the leftover plastic from the ceiling redo...several years earlier.|
I have a painting that used to be in my grandmother's office that has always held my attention. It reminds me of one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost, and his poem The Road Not Taken. So, this would be my inspiration piece for the room and I would draw warmth and browns from the piece.
|My inspiration piece.|
|Do not lay your underlay upside down.|
Lowes actually has door moulding kits that are pretty cheap. Next I need to dress up other areas of the room. I went to TJ Maxx, Burlington and Ross and located some wicker baskets for closet storage. I also located some unique and a little "mismatchy" items to place above the closet. I am not a big fan of using fake plants, because I don't want to dust them.
|I chose some items a little outside and inside the scheme of the room's decor.|
The desk area was also cleaned up and adorned with a rich piece of art. I love the look and feel of maps as they remind me of history and travel. I also added a bit of differing texture in the room using a shag style rug that is still low key enough it works well. I also like working on the computer without shoes, because of the rug.
|This shot was mid clean up. I also donated the Nintendo video games and am still in trouble with my brother.|
Finally, I added personal items to the room. This includes some caricature drawings. I love the personality and unexpected that they add to the room.
Moral of the story: every once in a while your temper may be a good thing? Not sure if those are words to live by as this type of project start and finish is not always the result nor is it guaranteed. I enjoy the space and love the touches that exist every once in a while that almost do not appear to belong.
This particular room was done a few years ago and is under review for some more updates. I think the chaise may be replaced with a futon lounger so the room may double as a guest room. But, then again, I may change my mind a couple more times. And, that is just fine.