For the longest time my most popular post on my blog was an INSPIRATION PIECE that I wrote... just because I was dreaming. You know we've all written them...inspiration pieces. Mine was / is called 'Green with Inspiration' ... It's a 2 year old post, you don't have to go there now; but you can read it anytime you like. It's there still.
Although, I must admit-- it isn't a favorite post of mine. In fact of all the 590 views that post has had... I'm sure it left a very large percentage feeling somewhat... hi-jacked on the Internet Super Hi-way and wondering 'how in the world did I make it to this blog?'
I wrote it because, well, I love the color green. I haven't decorated with it much in my home...There was that one time right after we moved here, I experimented with a sponge painting technique and a couple of cheap rolls of wallpaper border, from Family Dollar. It had a 'log cabin theme' . All the guys loved it. But after a while it got old. So I changed it.
Since then, I've NOT had much GREEN in my home. If you've been reading here for very long-- it's obvious I like color. I've also mentioned that I like the calm of white; while beautiful, it just isn't me...and as I've said,
"I swing violently between the calm of all White rooms and Vibrant color filled rooms."
I struggle with knowing who I am in the decorating world. My house is filled with other peoples things. I've only recently started looking at the things around my home in terms of What I LIKE!
My thoughts at first were to cover it with a canopy type curtain, similar to this.
Lezlee liked the green as suggested in the canopy picture. I think that is what I liked about that photo too. The green head board.
Several of you suggested removing the paper--which I was pretty much set on doing.
First I tried it out on the Altered Louver door. You can read about my Louver Door Fix here.
I painted out each 'cubbie' in the shelves.
I have a collection of small wood boxes. There are other 'nature themed' elements that I've collected from my kids as they were growing up. The bird house my daughter painted.
The sketch drawn by my daughter of the Iris. One of my favorite flowers.
This is the left side of the shelves. I'm not finished with it. I'll be removing some items and adding new into the mix.
Some of the things I like...
the glass apothecary jars.
The copper pot.
The silver swan ring holder. (It was my mother's)
The little painted plate.
The little box/ shelf within the shelves... it leans a little. But I don't care. It was the first thing I ever saved from the landfill. Back in the day when I was a young house wife...just starting out. I had glued crocheted lace to it that I made using an 80's Blue ...I've taken that off and will be revamping this little shelf too!
I've also got other 'natural' elements that I'm Re-doing for the shelves. Such as Ocean water; I have bottles of sand and ocean water that people brought back to me from their trips to the ocean ... do you do this?
So that is my Shelving make-over, not finished but improved...and here are the before and after again.
I'm linking this here
Another shot of the Louver Door Alteration.
The Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23