I have always been fickle when it comes to decorating our home. I like a lot of different "looks"...and have had several. The furniture we picked for our home in the 80's and 90's limits the decorating bug in me. Most of our furniture is cherry or mahogany...good old Ethan Allen, Lexington and Council. When I wanted a more primitive look I knew I'd be working with what I had...no painted prims even if I could find them down here.
Lately, especially after our trip north, I've been wanting to go more colonial again...more traditional...what might be called high country. I knew it would happen, I just didn't think it would happen today.
I told my husband last night I had a bee in my decorating bonnet. When he left for the office today the mantle in our bedroom that serves as a headboard looks like this...
now...it looks like this...
I went shopping in my house. Specifically, in here...
What a mess! This lovely piece has crown glass and a dimmer for the light, and can look very warm when it is arranged and dusted. It's been something I've been needing to do for a long time. It has become a catch all.
Too much stuff and you can't see any of it. Time to thin things out!
Back to the bedroom. I've tired of the dark swags and will replace them with Williamsburg fabric I purchased before leaving Virginia.
It was on sale for 25% off with free shipping for a limited time so I bought it while on the road. It arrived yesterday. I must be insane. I swore the last time I would not make swags again. Never say never.
I grew up in a brick colonial..it was only a matter of time before I went back to my roots.
I'm wondering if Mr. MW will notice the changes.
I'm making myself tackle a cleaning/gleaning project every day. I've opened a wicked can of worms with this redo. Luckily, I'm in a get rid of it mood.
More of our trip coming soon.
Enjoy the day,