My summer house is casual, softer edged and more DIY than my town home. Its decor reflects its location and our budget restrictions for a second home. About 75 % of the furniture is built or adapted by my seriously skilled hubby or purchased second hand. It goes without saying that when I decide I need something to fill a spot, second hand stores are my go to solution.
I added new art work in the master bedroom last year and I knew I couldn’t keep the current lamp arrangement because the art was too commanding and the lamps too mismatched and small. But I sure did like my jar of pussy willows.
I was appalled to realize I had this small lamp for 13 years and I never did repaint the night tables.
This is a perfect example things in a home you are going to address and never do.
Moving right along, I moved the pussy willows, got the night table painted, and mounted the artwork. You can see the problem with the lamp; it is totally minute and doesn’t connect in any way with the art work. I wanted something with more substance and felt it needed to overlap the artwork slightly.
I found two of these frames at Value Village. I liked the fact that the base looked a little like a fish and the top was boat shaped. It had strong lines and wasn’t fussy. Of course the price was right.
But black wasn’t going to work in my seriously beachy feeling home.
And after all that I decided I would put new bedding on the 2016 purchase list, something much lighter, and the dresser will be repainted a lighter BM Edgecomb gray. The walls are BM Revere Pewter, and have been the same colour for 13 years. Long before gray was a trend and it will be gray long after it ceases to be a trend.