I have not been myself lately… tired, irritable, distractible, frustrated. Right now I am chalking it up to lack of sleep and hormone shifts. Regardless of the cause, my way of battling such feelings is too take on projects. This is clearly a double edged sword as I need the projects to gain a sense of accomplishment, completion and sanity but my day leaves very little time to complete such tasks which then results in additional stress and frustration! The answer…?
In addition to editing client pictures my major project has been designing Ava’s big girl room!!! I am obsessed! I started out with one plan that was quickly squashed by the reality of a little B word… budget. I could have easily went to Land of Nod and decorated happily from floor to ceiling but I guess the B word forced me into making the room much more special and creative. In fact now that I am passed the half way point I must say I think I am going to LOVE it! All the furniture is old, refinished or repurposed and all the art work and photos are handmade my me!
I did splurge here and there. Here being the BEDDING! The frame itself is an antique iron bed found on craigslist for a great price. The bedding was handpicked by the little munchkin herself from the Land of Nod catalog. The combination of the two could not be more perfect and is the inspiration behind all the other details entering the space. I call it her princess and the pea bed. So high we need to add rails to both sides, at least for a little while. And the most important thing, Ava LOVES it!!! You she see her smile as she climbs up and snuggles.
So consider this your sneak peek into Ava’s new space more coming soon…