After obsessively blog stalking for the last year, I thought it only fair for me to start my own. So here it is post #1. As I wondered aimlessly through the blog setup and HTML codes, I realized I have no idea what I am doing. But I have a whole summer to figure out how the blogging world works!
Last summer I was planning a wedding and building a house. This summer I have another huge project on my plate...decorating our house. We moved into our brand new home in November. I was completely overwhelmed by the blank walls. Blank walls are not good for someone like me that needs multiple choice options, not endless possibilities. So I did what any other overwhelmed, overworked, newlywed housewife would do in the middle of the busy school year, I put it aside until summer.
Now it wouldn't be "that hard" of a job if it weren't for the fact that we live in Oklahoma. Z and I's taste in decorating is very different than that of the traditional Midwest/Old World style. Now don't get me wrong...I love brown and bronze! But since I dreamed of living in a New York brownstone or in a cottage on the beach, I am bringing that style to our house (or attempting at least).
I have spent the last 7 months searching area shops and the internet for anything that will fit our taste. I have come up empty handed. Too many of the east coast/west coast home decor shops either don't ship or the shipping cost would be more than the item itself.
Notice the plastic table and lack of storage in the room. I have four huge boxes of books in the other room waiting for a home on a bookshelf (anyone that knows me knows that I have a slight Amazon addiction thus resulting in a huge book collection).
The first thing the room needed was a color inspiration (lesson #1 taught to me by my tv design star bf David Bromstad). With many groans from Z, I landed on Turquoise!
Next I needed to find an anchor piece...i.e. a desk. With my wallet full of George Washington's and my dear friend Cindy, we headed out to GS to look for hidden treasure.
That is where I found this gem! Cindy had to coax me a little but I soon envisioned a turquoise masterpiece. I was sold...$25.
I believe my husband rolled his eyes all the way back in his head when I called him at work and told him to meet me to pick up a desk I bought at a GS. His eyes kept rolling when I told him my "vision" and how marvelous it was going to be.
It only took a week but the masterpiece is complete!
Now how to get it into our house... Pictures coming soon...