Tonight I’m staying in and working on a fun project – planning how I’m going redecorate my new room. Well it’s not exactly new since I moved back to Ottawa in February, but I still haven’t done much with this room that used to be my brother’s (and my sister’s before that).

My project basically involves two main steps:

  1. Hang up artwork, picture frames, quotes, etc.
  2. Re-paint room

The first step can be done fairly quickly, but I have a feeling that the second step may not get done until sometime next year. That’s ok though, this eggshell blue is starting to grow on me. Kind of. Not really.

I was originally inspired by these pictures I saw on Facebook:

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Beautiful huh?

Then today I went to Chapters, which always inspires creativity, but I couldn’t really afford anything there so I walked over to the dollar store and bought a bunch of picture frames and a couple decorative mirrors. As expected, when  I got home, I wished I’d gotten a couple of the frames in a different colour (like gold). So I scrummaged through some cupboards full of old photos, and found a little gold frame. So here is the assortment of things I have:


The mirror says “Do More Of What Makes You Happy” (you can’t really see it properly in the pic), which I intend on doing! Life’s too short to do otherwise.

It’s going to be so much fun choosing photos for these frames, that capture some of my favourite landscapes and moments. I have a million great photos to choose from.

This is what my room looks like right now:

My room – before picture

The plan is to hang a painting on the wall to the right of the window, then put the picture frames and quotes up either above my bed or above my desk or across the whole wall. And perhaps include a big wall quote like ones I’ve seen at Urban Barn and at friend’s places. My friend Neesha has one and it looks amazing! This one I found is pretty cheesy, but you get the idea:

Wall Quote

Ok that’s pretty much all the ideas I have for now. I’m already thinking of replacing or re-upholstering the chair, and adding a black headboard to the bed. Better stop thinking before I exceed my budget!

3 thoughts

  1. Ooooh! So exciting! I love reorganizing and redecorating my home. You have some great ideas and I’m sure your room will be to die for once completed. :)

    I hope you’ll share more pictures of the process and finished product- I, for one, would love to see them!

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