Gallery wall reveal!
The majority of shelter bloggers out there each have their own “home tour” page, a place to go to check out all the creative and beautiful rooms and spaces, which are “complete” and fully decorated showcasing each individual blogger’s personal style and touch. It is now my #1 goal to work towards my own “home tour” page. Slowly but surely I’ll get there!
Some of you may not know the history of this ol’ blog here. I started this blog not actually having any home space to call my own. My husband and I, then boyfriend at the time, lived in his bachelor pad with 2 other dudes. You can only imagine the range of home furnishings – couch? Check. TV’s in every room? Check. Every gaming console known to man spread out over the entire living room? Check. The home was obviously theirs, not mine, which meant I couldn’t exactly put my personal touch on things. I felt like a hungry, caged-up tiger!
For the first year of this blog, I spent my time working on crafts and small projects, educating myself on re-upholstery skills, increasing my comfort levels with power tools, and of course harnessing my sewing skills. I also made a lot of jewelry, and a lot of poufs. Then, one day, by the grace of God, my husband (again, then boyfriend!) finally said OK FINE! to us moving out into our own space. I swear I heard the heavens sing that day! It was a big change, we hardly had any furnishings to our name. We literally started from scratch. We had one bed, one dresser, a giant TV, and two dogs. It was time to get serious! But soon after our move we got engaged, and we had to save nearly every penny for our wedding. So, the second year of this blog was on the tightest of budgets. We trolled Craigslist for things we needed, made do with items or decor that didn’t quite match our actual tastes, and we put the majority of our decorating urges on the back burner.
BUT NOW I’M FREE! Well, “free”. I’m still on a budget (aren’t we all?), but I’m free to focus all my attention on our home! I’m going to get that “home tour” page finished, if it’s the last thing I do! The above photos are some that I plan to include in said home tour page. I’m so excited!
So now that I’m chipping away slowly, one room at a time, I can gladly say our bedroom is 95% finished*! Yes, yes, design is never finished, so I say this with an asterisk. The transformation of this room all began with a simple headboard. The second step was choosing a wall color, and I never would have expected navy walls to be so intriguing! I’ve caught myself staring up at them from my bed (dear walls, I love you), even before the gallery wall installation.
The third step was collecting art.
Don’t worry! I’ll devote an entire post to the process of art collecting, including what pieces I bought, which pieces I DIYed, and where and how you can get them too! Oh, funny story, I actually snapped the above picture before I hung up the last 3 pieces, but I forgot to snap a replacement! So silly.
I’m so very happy with how our bedroom has come together. Luckily I live here, because if this were someone elses space, I’d move right in! Now all I need is a RUG!