Hello there, I'm sorry I've not popped back earlier. I'm busy at the moment, calming things down in our bedroom, and before anyone gets the wrong idea...I mean the decor!
Like a lot of people, sleep doesn't always come easily to me, despite being exhausted most of the time. I've tried lots of things, but never medication, and if I can help it, I want to avoid this. From a psychological perspective, I believe a calm environment, enables a calmer mind, so that has been my starting point. I've removed as much pattern and colour as I can bare, and you know how I feel about colour!
Last week it was painting the dark, gloomy chest of drawers, a calming grey, so we could start using it and remove the dressing table...and all the clutter! I sorted out all ten drawers we had in our room! Ten drawers, three suitcases and two large wardrobes...not to mention the ten mini drawers we have in our bedside filing cabinets. We now have seven drawers and one suitcase, much better.
Those bedside cabinets, are actually little IKEA filing cabinets, and have been by our bed for at least sixteen years, I love them, even though office equipment isn't something you would normally associate with bedrooms. They are staying. Brilliant for storing magazines, and knickers!
This week I've concentrated on painting out the vintage wallpaper on the chimney breast wall. I know, I know...sacrilege! I do love the paper, but it's in the wrong place. So it's gone. It feels better. Calmer. I've got the large beautiful, vintage mirror from my dressing table to go up there, eventually.
The good thing about being in the bloggy world is you come across the most talented people, with the loveliest of fabrics. The top picture shows a bag I have purchased from Ellie, you can find her here. I've also ordered a few more lovely cushions from my Bloggy friends, I will show you when they arrive. I love supporting the talented crafty community we have here.
So that's what's been keeping me busy this week, next I'm hoping to paint the wall behind our bed the same grey as the chest of drawers, Farrow and Ball Pavilion Grey. Oh, and clear the junk from under the bed...now there's a post all on its own! Oh, and sort out my wardrobe, store away my summer clothes and get out the jumpers.
And you know something, the last two nights I've slept!
Have a great weekend everyone, almost Friday!
Amanda :) xxx