My bedroom got a little update and I am loving it because it is giving me a whole new perspective. Quite literally actually. As in I am seeing it in a whole different light. Or I might add that it has given me a new look on things, and not that I needed a new angle, but now that I have found it….
Have you guessed it?
I have added a big, handsome mirror to the bare wall, and it has inspired me to start working on my bedroom again. My bedroom was a project high on my list about two summers ago. I really dove in then and got a lot finished: my reclaimed wood headboard, the wardrobe makeover, new curtains, the postal chair and the bus sign art.
It really started to look good. And then nothing….
For many years nothing. Some new bedding, and a bit of Christmas decorating, but the walls remained empty and my list of unfinished plans stayed unfinished.
End then I decided I needed a new mirror.
And now I don’t only see bare walls when I look at it from this perspective:
But even more clearly when I look at them from here:
The new mirror is the Ikea Hemnes mirror. It is nice and big and I can see myself in it completely when I check my outfit in the morning.
I had a full length mirror here once. As some of you long-time readers might remember, I vintagified a mirror once. It looked really nice, but my tastes have moved on and besides checking your outfit or makeup is much harder when a vintage fifties ad is peaking through and covering your face when you are looking at yourself.
So I was on the hunt for a new mirror. I was hoping for something to make over, something from the thrift store. But I don’t know what is going on with the thrift stores around here lately, you’d think they were selling antiques, cause every mirror I saw there, even the much smaller ones, were ridiculously overpriced. So in the end I turned to my favorite home decor store and it saved the day once more.
So now this all to familiar view:
Can be seen in a whole new way….
Oh and don’t you think I went as far as sewing up new pillows from the leftover pillow casings from my new blanket. I just folded them really nicely using the tutorial from Lindsay and now they look all good without a stitch.
And my roses in my garden are still blooming….
I love that blogging has inspired me to put roses on my bedside table. I never used to do that. Seemed so decadent. But I love it, and I am slowly getting used to seeing a little bouquet standing there.
There are worse things to get used to.
Speaking of decorating and staging these pictures. How about them black boots!?
I even went so far as to scout out where to buy them. Then I saw the price tag and was quickly cured of my infatuation.
Then I remembered some black riding boots (never have been on a horse, if you are wondering) I bought years ago while outlet shopping. They are perfect stand-ins for the real fashionable boots.
So you can expect my black boots to show up from time to time from now on, since I am nothing but a loyal follower of trends 🙂
Loving this mirror and looking forward to moving forward with my bedroom….
To be continued…..
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