I came home from a friend's Life Expressions sign party recently, put the sign on my mantel, and got that icky feeling, the one that comes after bad haircuts, impulsive eBay purchases, and, like in this case, after choosing the wrong paint color. I've had experience with all three, that's for sure.
Luckily, this instance turned out to be of the happy accident variety, because look:
The color was so wrong for our family room that, even with the lights still off the next morning, easygoing Mike declared it too bright. However, it looks just right in the bold flower garden that is Sophie's room!
This discovery lit that fun little fire that makes me tap my foot until naptime or bedtime or anytime I can break out a can of spray paint or the camera or the sewing machine and put an idea into action. This idea involved moving Sophie's dresser to the big empty wall that has been nagging me to decorate it since we moved in, finally putting that voice to rest (for now). The wall this move left empty is much less intimidating than the other, the perfect size for the new arrangement I had in mind.
The butterflies were a Salvation Army purchase from months back. Pairs and sets of wall art tend to lure me in because they make it so easy to create cohesive arrangements like this one. I spray painted these a glossy red and hung them around my big mistake. I truly love turquoise and red together. The combination reminds me of the colors in Curious George books.
Uh-oh, I'm kind of diggin' the butterflies in their natural state again. I suspect these will take on a few colors in their time in our home.
Since the last post about Sophie's room I have also found a couple of throw pillows, the green one at Home Goods and the blue one on sale at Meijer of all places.
I also finally hung the red flower I picked up at Hobby Lobby. It had been sitting on Soph's dresser while I worked out this puzzle. I'm pleased with how it's all finally coming together.
While it is feeling more and more like the little girl's bedroom I envisioned for Sophie, this room still needs some work. The next project will probably be curtains. We'll see how those change the space and whether or not I finally rule out other ideas like painting the walls something more playful or even painting the bed red.