I explained to her that this is how my brain works. I notice a problem (in this case, the fact that I didn't have table or a desk in a private area in the house where I could study without being interupted). I puzzle over the problem subconsciously until an answer comes. Once I have an answer, I strike quickly and totally. What she didn't realize is that I've been looking for a writing desk like this for weeks now. I just got lucky yesterday.
So here are the before and afters. My only concern at this point is that maybe I should have painted it yellow to match the dresser instead of pink. I think the pink might be a little too much. I mean, the room is kind of crazy enough as it is. I realized one reason I love this room so much is that it's kind of the room I always wanted. I cannot tell you how serene I find it. Even though the colors are crazed. It is my escape. As Virginia Woolf says, every woman should have a "room of one's own" and this is mine.
|Here's what I started with - it was a steal, less than $50, I just couldn't live with the blue and the bad hardware|
|see? super ugly hardware I had to remove|
|looking pretty in pink, I think|
|Amazing how a slight hardware change can give it a whole new look (hardware from the local hardware store - shout out to "Barry's Koller Hardware on 16th!- only $2 per knob)|
|See? There's plenty of room still when I move the chair over to use it as a desk.|
|view looking down the hall from the other direction|
|As I'm laying in my bed looking at my Kate Spade bag hanging on my dresser today I'm thinking you know, I could have done Orange accents in this room, and that would have worked too. Isn't that combination nice?|
|I'm still questioning if I should have painted it yellow instead of pink though...I do love this yellow|
|Me, relaxing in my room. I love this room.|