“No matter what obstacles fill a room there’s a way to paint, glue or slipcover over them” -Edward Walker
I have been getting many books of late from the library about decorating. About spaces of women who create. One thing I have noticed of art studios of MOST women is chaos. And lots of it. Well now, I’m certainly not lacking enough chaos, that is for sure. But I decided that I wanted to make the chaos a little more pleasing to the eye.
We have 3 bedrooms in this house. The first, obviously, is our bedroom. It’s painted a delightful shade of green. I think you may have seen the pictures. The second, Daniel’s “Man Room”. A lovely shade of mustard graces it’s walls. The last room, is my room. My office/ art studio/ guest room. I have already posted once about the painting of this room and I am now happy to report that it is FINALLY complete. Thank the lord and pass the cupcakes.
And here we have MY version of “Design on a Dime.” (Which a dime is pretty much what I intend on spending for most things in my house. I have become a penny pincher of the highest caliber.)
My inspiration came from this magazine, which I love.
This particular article inspired me and prompted to me to begin the high and low search for the perfect color paint.
The color featured here? Sherwin Williams, “Intense Teal”. Far too spendy for my tastes. Lovely all the same.
The final outcome of this endeavor??
My result of the inspiration….a new room to play and create in….
The Guest Space:
The Paint: “Kingfisher Teal”, from Wal Mart. Cost: $12.99 a gallon
The bedspread: Saint Vincent DePaul. Cost: $4.99
The pillows (excluding the Eiffel Tower one that I got from Vic, of course): Saint Vincent DePaul and Value Village. Cost: $2 – 5 per pillow
The Cat: Oscar the Grouche
The Office Space:
The desk: Hand-me-downed from Colette, which was hand-me-downed to her from someone else. Cost: FREE (Hmmmmmm, notice the open drawer. According to Daniel, he can tell where I have been in the house and what I have been doing by the cabinets and drawers that were left open. Whatever.)
The Pillow: Ginger’s Consignment Store. Cost: $4
The Art Studio section:
The drapes: Originally from Ikea, purchased second hand from Saint Vincent DePaul. Cost: $3
I am a happy little camper right now. It’s my retreat. My little corner of the world. A room where I can overcome any obstacle that may arise. Get comfortable with that color. I am sure you will be seeing much more of it in future posts. 😉