Christmas is coming SOOO fast. Steve has been hard at work on the trim. I admit, I feel like it's taking FOREVER!!! I can't move the furniture in until he's done, but I set the headboards against the wall so I could get started on some wall decor.
The headboards are from Padma's Plantation, the large frames above them are from Pottery Barn, and the little initials are from Hobby Lobby. I already had the swing arm lights; they were in their last room. However, I replaced the very juvenile looking polk-a-dot Land of Nod shade with these from Pottery Barn. I'm really happy with the shades. They are so much larger than the last ones, and the drum shape is terrific.
Susan, Nancy and I started hanging a collection of wall decor in the girls' room. (so glad to have help from my friends!! ) I don't like the collage. I'm going to fix it tomorrow. Want to know what I did wrong? Sometimes you can learn as much or more from that kind of information. I was trying to use that large frame that I already had, and turned it into the clothes pin thing. However, it was too large, it didn't mix into the collage, and then ends up dividing the collage in two, which is a bad thing. the second thing I did wrong? I put up everything different, nothing matching, but then I added the three cork circles. They are actually trivets from IKEA. You need everything to NOT match, or you need a series of repetitions. However, this half and half is bad.
Now someone is wondering, how, a "know it all" like myself messed up... Well, like a lot of people, I was trying to save some money. All of the wall decor was starting to add up. I was trying to re-purpose the large frame, and the IKEA circles were seriously cheap. Moral of the story: saving money can sometimes encourage people to do things they know they shouldn't. Has that ever happened to any of you? Spend the money and do it right. My husband would hate this story. Good thing he doesn't read my blog.
My favorite wallpaper hanger, Judy Savage, hung my mural in the boys' room today. She's amazing. And fast. I love the mural. Maybe my boys will learn their geography...