I love fall. Growing up in Alaska we had 2 seasons, winter and break-up. Winter was cold, long, and dark and then you had break-up which was the 2 months it took for all of the snow to melt. It was muddy and stinky and still cold. We did have summer but if you blinked you missed it. Having 4 seasons is something that I really appreciate about living on the east coast. I complain when it’s too hot because I don’t handle the heat well, and then I complain when it’s too cold because I clearly complain too much, but spring and fall I have no complaints, it’s perfection. I take that back. This week I do have to complain about the stomach bug and the cold that has been going around… We are a sickly bunch right now, hence the radio silence on the blog. I’ve been feeling pretty miserable and uninspired up until today, but I’m ready to take a break from disinfecting the apartment to clear some of the cobwebs that are growing on my little corner of the internet.
Among the many unfinished projects I have going on is the shelving situation in my master bedroom. I have a pile of plants and other tchotchkes that I’ve been collecting. This African inspired Madonna has been waiting for a home for a while. I’ve had it since I was probably 10-11 years old, so she’s pretty old, you can see she’s missing a few beads and the glue is showing in a few places. I really need to get her up out of the reach of the boys before I have two that are walking.
As far as shelving goes…I thought about doing a smaller version of the shelves I hung in the kids room since the brackets are really budget friendly but, I feel like I should do something different. While breastfeeding I browse the Ikea app for ideas, as one does.
Shelves / Paint
I like the idea of the white shelves with the brackets painted copper.
I’m also thinking about stained shelves to match the drawers and then doing gold brackets like above.
Bracket / Paint
Then there’s the Lack floating shelf which I’m drawn to.
That room is just so calm and uncluttered right now, which I love, but I’m torn because it feels a tad unfinished. The room won’t feel like me until I get some of my favorite pieces out of the box they’ve been living in and into the spotlight.
In other news, I finally potted my tree. It was outgrowing it’s temporary pot and dropping leaves like crazy. It had become a daily task for Isaiah to go in there and pick out the dead leaves. Since I’ve put it in this big pot it hasn’t dropped a single leaf and I think it’s grown about 2 inches in height. It’s a Dwarf Schefflera, Gold Capella, a type of umbrella tree that likes sunlight and moist soil and seems to be pretty hardy.
This post was all over the place. I’m nailing this whole blogger thing.