In my previous post "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" I showed you the beginning of the evolution of my red bedroom. Here's a little more.
As usual, I was in Home Goods one day and I saw this armoire which was the right size and was the same color wood as my vanity desk, so I went for it. I had been looking at all the furniture stores in my area for a white armoire, which of course they didn't have, or one that would fit my needs and that perhaps I could paint. The ones I saw along the way were either way too big, just not the right configuration or extremely expensive. The one from Home Goods is great. Every now and then I look at it and think about painting it. It goes pretty well as is. What do you think?
Also along the way, as I was looking for a red chandelier for my bedroom ceiling (see my first post and the inspiration red room picture), I had a tough time finding anything and then one day, I came across this red acrylic chandelier. It looks like crystal, you really can't tell that it's not crystal until you get up close and touch it. I got a really good deal on it. Here's my sister graciously holding it up for me to see how it looks. I haven't had it installed yet, but it's on the list.
Picture the chandelier without the little shades and also, I was considering putting a cool white border to highlight the chandelier. I'm still working on that. Do I center it over the bed? or center it to the room? I've read about different schools of thought. What do you think?
The next thing I had to do was to figure out what decorative items to put on top of the armoire because it was just dead space. Don't laugh, but I bought like eight or so types of vases all at once from Home Goods, some very modern and some classic, all white. I had to bring them all home in order to try them out on top of the armoire. The modern pieces I got turned out to be way to tall to fit but that was fine because I really liked the ceramic ginger jars instead. I needed something to group with them and remembered that I had bought these white vinyl croc boxes. Here is what it looks like now:
There is one more element that echoes the trellis pattern that I would like to share in this post. One of my former work colleagues was cleaning out his office and was going to get rid of a shadow box from pottery barn. I didn't have anything specific in mind, but I asked if I could have it instead of it being thrown away. The frame was brown wood and the inside was lined in beige canvas. I took it home and after some thought, settled on a plan to recycle the shadow box into a cool wall art piece. Because it was going on the red wall, I painted it all, what else but white. I bought red crystal chandelier pieces from ebay and using clear Elmer's glue, I glued down the crystal pieces in a pattern. When I hatched the idea for this project, I thought about using a very large canvas and making a large wall piece, but then I decided the shadow box was better and that I would like to paint an original artwork on a large canvas instead (see earlier post). I absolutely love the finished project. Here are the visuals.
I just love how this project came out! I got to add more jewels into the decor which is always good and it looks great on the small wall between the closet and the door. It was a really easy project to do. The white painting took most of the time.
Thanks for stopping by and Stay tuned for more creativity!