I finished the gold leaf mirror and to say that I'm in love is an understatement! I'll be finding specs of gold leaf all over my family room for the next year, but it was totally worth it.
I also learned that taking a photo of a mirror is not so easy. My headboard isn't finished yet and trying to get a photo of this mirror without getting my bed was impossible. So this is what you get for now.
The framed DIY art next to the mirror is new too. Just in case you were wondering. I'm not quite sure if I 100% love them yet. I guess if they are there in a few weeks I love them.
They started out as these lovely hunter green and maroon framed prints. Totally flashback to 1993 but because of that they were a $3.99 special thanks to my local Goodwill.
Having a piece of art professionally framed can be expensive and was not in the current budget for my bedroom makeover. But when I found these framed prints that were in good condition, just not my style, I knew I could work with them.
cutting off the back paper to remove the matting and glass
If I hadn't already done gold leaf on my mirror I totally would have painted (or gold leafed) these frames. But since I didn't want them to be too matchy-matchy I pulled out my bazillion cans of oops paint (I may or may not have a slight hoarding problem) and picked an ever so light pink.
I had the royal blue mats cut (thank you Aunt Beth and Uncle Jack!!) and paired them with the light pink frames. They totally remind me of Anna Spiro. I'm still unsure about the whole pink/royal blue/crazy color art combo, but I really love how fearless Anna is with color so I just went for it.
Speaking of color I finally finished my painted rug project and here it is
I really love how it came out, but what I don't love is how easily white gets dirty. I haven't tried washing it yet, so if it holds up or not will be another story. I'm secretly wanting an over-dyed Kilim or antique Persian rug in here, so if it doesn't hold up well I might have an excuse to get one.
Finally, this combo may or may not be made into a bolster pillow
Ok it is, I'm just teasing.
In case you were wondering the light pink will be the piping. Loves it!
Just one more week and so many things left to finish. Here's whats next up on my list-o-things:
-make that awesome leopard bolster pillow
- figure out the headboard situation
- pick out a monogram style for the shams
(side note- the shams are being delivered Friday, but that means they still need to be send out for monogramming and it looks like they won't be ready in time for next week- major HUGE bummer)
- deal with the situation that is on top of my dresser-
make it pretty, gussy it up, paint some more stuff
- clean and organize entire bedroom so pictures can be taken
- a few other things that I can't remember right now, but I know are on my list-o-things
My final project is due tomorrow, which means tonight might be another all nighter. But after that my focus is 100% on my bedroom, woohoo. Until we meet next week on the final installment of One Room Challenge check out what the other bloggers are up to here:
Beth – Chinoiserie Chic
Sherry – Design Indulgence
Barbara – Hodge Podge
Kim – Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa – Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany – Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix and Chic
Linda – My Crafty Home Life
Danylle - Nana Moon
Nicole – Nicole Scott Designs
Julia – Pawleys Island Posh
Jennifer – The Pink Pagoda
Nancy – Powell Brower Home
Lindsay – The Pursuit of Style
Emily – Rue de Emily
Lindsay – Sadie + Stella
Lauren- The Cottage Mix
Lisa – Trapped in North Jersey