It’s July 1st, y’all! After feeling so uninspired and unmotivated for so long, I woke up this morning feeling so excited about jumping into some projects and get stuff done.
Maybe it’s because my new living room light arrived on Monday. Or maybe it’s because one of my purple chairs will be here today. Or maybe it’s because I finally feel like I have direction for the guest bedroom that won’t break the bank. But I primed the room yesterday, and I’m ready to head to Home Depot today and pick up some paint so that I can get started.
As you’ll remember, I had originally planned on wallpapering one wall of the guest bedroom. I had selected several wallpapers and narrowed it down to a pretty multi-colored feather print. But that was back when I was working on my mom’s kitchen (which you can see here if you missed it) and I never did order the wallpaper.
So when I revisited the wallpaper idea again last week, I didn’t love the one I had selected. The close-up view is beautiful. But the view from a distance reveals an obvious diagonal grid pattern with those dark blue feathers really standing out.
I do think it’s beautiful, but it was a matter of deciding what was more important to me to spend my money on. Covering one wall of the bedroom with wallpaper would have cost over $500. I wouldn’t hesitate to spend that much on a wallpaper that I absolutely loved for a master bedroom, but for a wallpaper that I was only okay with for a guest bedroom, I just couldn’t make that happen.
So I decided instead to put that money towards chairs and a light for the living room, and to do a hand-painted design on the guest bedroom wall. And again, since this is a guest bedroom, I decided to take the crazy colors and patterns down a notch, and do a calm, serene design instead.
I’m not really sure exactly what I’ll end up with, but these are the ideas I’ll be using as inspiration…
You can see the similarities, obviously. There are things about each one that I do like, and things that I don’t like. So I’m hoping to take the things I do like from each one, and put them together into one mural for the guest bedroom. We’ll see how it goes. 😀 I’m excited about the challenge, and I’m especially excited about the fact that it’ll cost a fraction of what wallpaper would cost.
I’m sure it’ll take a few days to get it finished, but hopefully I’ll have some progress to show you in the next day or two. Of course, I may take even longer because I’ll have to take time out this afternoon to stare at my beautiful new purple chair that will be arriving sometime after 1:00pm. 😀