Hey y’all…I’ve been busily working on some projects in the house, most that I have been putting off for one reason or another. One project that I am excited about is updating the sitting room in our bedroom. I staked a claim to this space as soon as we moved into the house. There is a small built-in corner bookcase in the room that I’m starting to pull items together for.
When I really thought about the purpose of this space it really made me focus on what I wanted this room to be. I want it to be:
- a cozy place to read
- a quiet place for meditation
- a place with laughter filled telephone conversations, catching up with family and friends
After creating this list I had a strong pull to include family photos on the shelves.I cherish my rich family history…I have vintage photographs throughout my home. I decided that I wanted to include some of these great photos on my shelves in the bookcase.
Truth be told…my picture frames came from my basement – not the thrift store. You may already have several mismatched frames that you can do this project with. Or you can find many of these frames – different shapes and sizes for very little money at thrift stores and yard sales.
Here’s my collection…they are wood and plastic.
I had intended to lightly distress the frames and apply some dark wax. But, after the second coat of paint dried I decided that I really liked the frames just as they were. By just adding a bit of paint in the same color, the frames became a collected look – instead of mismated styles.
I hope to complete the room and show it to y’all next week. Now that I completed this project it makes me excited to get all of the elements in the room. Hmm…what else can I put in there?