It’s been a little quiet on the home front. I have been extremely busy crafting (well, between entertaining out-of-town guests, traveling, and keeping house). I have tons of things to share with you, but getting around to blogging has been a little difficult.
I have been very preoccupied with preparing our guest bedroom. I LOVE relaxing weekends at the beach. My wonderful in-laws have a house on Cape Canaveral and the beach is only two blocks away. Dreamy! I love the relaxed color palettes of the ocean and thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to bring the beach to my guests?” Haha, I didn’t really think that, but I did think it would be nice to look in there from time to time and reminisce of relaxing summers on the beach.
As far as how to recreate such a memory, I don’t like anything too kitschy, but I do like the creams, whites, blues, greens, greys and the sunlight sparkling off the waters of the ocean. I’ve since secured a full size bed from a local wholesaler (I hate full size beds but the room is too small to accommodate a larger bed!), and a set of lamps and nightstands/end-tables from Craigslist. Actually, the nightstands and lamps were only $75 total. Not bad if I do say so myself. I have plans for transforming the nightstands but I will leave that to be a surprise. I did want to share with you the ideas I am working with for this room. I’ve started to build a headboard (yes, build…more on that later in a separate post) and have plenty other things up my sleeve.
Let’s start with the bed:
I’ve seen sunburst mirrors all over magazines and Pinterest, and although I’m usually not a fan of the latest trends in decor, the idea has grown on me. I think the thought of one above the headboard would resemble the sun rising in the morning sky. The only thing I can’t decide on is whether I want a silver one or a gold one. I bought antique gold upholstery nails for the headboard, and am planning on incorporating chrome elsewhere in the room. I’m a little nervous about three different-colored metals in one room. What do you think?