As I write this post, I am seated at my desk, looking out the window. The view is fantastic because I have the best apartment in the complex, in my opinion! Every day I get to look out at the picturesque panoramic views of the golf course. But, the best part is watching the sun dance on the rippling water in the pond and the ducks taking their daily stroll.
Today, like most, the workers are busy readying the facility in anticipation of the course reopening. They are preparing for the once steady stream of golfers who frequented the trail, before social distancing.
I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin
"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
I couldn't agree with him more.
I said all of that to say, it's time to put it in high gear. Instead of being bored, aggravated, complacent, and down-right mad, I choose to make the most of an unpleasant situation.
Today's post is all about getting things done now, and the steps I am taking to make it happen. When the stay home order was enacted, I pulled out my to-do list from two years ago and tweaked it. Then, I decided to work on things that I deemed essential to making my life easier/better and doable with my budget.
The master bedroom is where I decided to start. Ya'll, it was a blank canvas with a queen-sized mattress set. A few months ago, I started working on the space. It's coming together, but not close to being finished. Below are pics of what I have done so far.
I found the peacock tapestry at Goodwill. The colors captured my attention, and the $4.99 price tag sealed the deal.
This is my bed before. Stop yawning I know it's boring!
Thrift Store Finds
Since my budget was ridiculously tight, I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores, Goodwill. I scored big. I was able to purchase several decorative pillows, pillow shams, and a duvet cover. In total, I spent approximately $30. The black, white, gold, and green will liven up the space. I figure you can't go wrong with this color combo.
I decided on black, white, and gold. I will use the green shams elsewhere.
The antique head/foot board arrived just in time. It adds presence/character to the bed.
I love the tone on tone white comforter with the palm tree detail. I purchased it several years ago on clearance.
I took the tapestry and stapled it to an old picture frame, and hung it over the bed as a focal point. Then I dressed the bed. I added comforter at the foot of the bed to add interest and to keep me warm on chilly nights.
The green lamps that I love are perched on a dinner tray stand, and the other a bar stool. Not cool! I am in the process of looking for nightstands, a bench for the foot of the bed and a low profile dresser.
You like? I certainly do. This space is a far cry from where it started.
What projects are you doing around your home? I would love to hear about them.