You may notice a few changes from the pictures I previously posted. Here are a few differences:
1. The closet curtain is up
2. New ottoman
3. Corner shelf painted and moved (this is not quite ready for a big reveal)
4. New pillows
The new ottoman looks so nice in the room. The light color perfectly matches the feel of the room. Plus, I got it for a steal at HomeGoods; the "compare at" price was $80 and I got it for $22. Not too shabby. There is just one major problem - Charlie doesn't like it. Honestly, I can't really blame her. As she jumps from the ottoman to the bed, the ottoman falls over every single time. I don't need her breaking a leg as she jumps into bed. Goodbye Otto, it was good while it lasted (all five minutes).
Apartment Therapy, I saw a post about desks. As I was looking at all of the desks, I realized one thing they all had in common - the top was almost completely cleared off. I did some reorganizing and got almost everything off the top of the desk. I also purchased a new lamp to add some interest.
In the far corner between the TV and the closet is a full length mirror. It's been occupying floor space for about a year and I finally hung it up. I took measurements, marked screw holes on the wall, leveled, remeasured, and finally put the base screws in. Then the whole plan went down the crapper.
I have no idea what happened, but when I put up the mirror it was so crooked. I would have looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa every morning. Finally, I gave up on the measurements and just held the mirror and level on the wall while I marked screw holes. Good plan, right?
Right before I took these pictures I cleaned up the room and cleared out all of Charlie's toys. This was the first picture I took. How did she manage to get that little blue toy back into the room in the 1 minute between cleaning and picture taking? She also managed to get her mangy tale into the picture, too. Sneaky, sneaky.
And just in case you were wondering, here is my current list:
The To-Do/Done List:
new duvet cover using the fabric above
get a bedskirt
get a nightstand
new ottoman or update ottoman
get rid of standing lamp
Paint corner shelf
get new fabric to cover Charlie's crate (ditched the crate)
more artwork for over desk
-- new bedside lamp
new window curtains
new bookcase or paint it...or ditch it
- chandelier above bed (in the works)
- get an actual bed frame and finally become a grown up
- new lampshade
- new knobs for dresser