We just barely got our morning hike in when it started pouring rain and hasn't let up. I sat down at the computer to start looking up the names of all the wildflowers that are in bloom here and got distracted and decided to do a post on decorating! One of my favorite subjects. My temporary home is a condo built 15 years ago. It was decorated in one day at one store by a straight older gentleman. It's what I'd call a man-cave. Think leather and oak. He and Larry are quite happy with the decor. Its chief quality is low maintenance and I get that, I really do. But damn it is ugly. And here is the thing that kills me the most, it could be so pretty. I've redecorated this joint a million times in my head. But pretty and my father-in-law just don't go together.
But our bedroom upstairs is a different story. I've been able to decorate a little on a very small budget. The maidenhair fern that Country Living bought is doing so well. I've never ever been able to keep one alive and it's thriving here. Perfect Eastern light is key I think.
We bought the wicker chair from a yard sale for $10. It is in excellent shape and just needed a little black paint. This black and white pillow came from IKEA and was $10. The green velvet pillow was $1 at the thrift store and the faux sheepskin was $6 at TJ Maxx. I just sanded and put clear varnish on the log and use it as a candle holder.
In our bathroom I use a flat rock as our soap dish and a dried branch for a little rustique feel.
And another candle holder.
So that's some small time decor right? Back to wildflowers...x