First thing is first – you must know that our master bedroom can be cave-like at times so that is why the pictures may appear dark to you. There are no windows – only a glass door leading to our backyard patio. Of all the rooms in our house, the master bedroom/bathroom is probably our least favorite. But the rest of the house more than makes up for the perceived shortcomings of the space – at least we think so. But this post isn’t about our entire bedroom – just the self above the bed. I was really used the creative juices for the title, didn’t I? Oh – and for more background, see Not-So-Master Bedroom post.
The previous owners left behind the heavy piece of wood that is used for the self. I painted it black and then used the electric sander to rough it up a bit. I bought the brackets at Lowes and also painted them black and roughed them up using sandpaper the old fashioned way. The brackets are secured with four wall anchors so those puppies aren’t going anywhere.
I’m not crazy about the pictures/art and placement of said pictures/art on shelf but they will do for now. I just used stuff that was sitting in a box in the garage – eventually I will find pieces that match the decor of our room better, which is best described as hodge-podge or stuff-we-already-own-chic.
As much as I like decorating our house (heck – I have a page on this blog dedicated to our house), I am finding myself removing certain design blogs from my reader. I am not sure I am becoming disenchanted by the consumerism or just plain tired of feeling like what we own isn’t ‘good enough’, whatever that vague concept means. And you know what? That is the opposite of how I want to live my life and the opposite of how I should live my life. I have so much to be thankful for and it is time that I recognize it more. Beginning now.