Capiz, Mirrors & other Lifechanging Decor
Pop out a notepad, this post is basically gonna change your life forever.
You’ll need to take notes. That’s how epic an exaggerater I am.
In reality – I did a few switches to our master bedroom to make it feel more ‘us’. Take this little corner for instance…
Before it had a little chair holding the place of a dream mirror. Now it actually has the mirror.
My mom gave us the giant leaning beast as a ‘thank-you-for-hosting-the-wedding-gift’. At first I was a little wary of how it would look in the space…because it is a little ornate for what I normally would choose and I don’t know that a two-toned version would have ever caught my eye. BUT. And that is one important but. Almost as important as other butts in my life
BUT I kinda wanna hump it. like in a totally non-sexual way. with my eyes closed because even I don’t wanna see myself doing more hip thrusts.
Let’s rotate a little. to the left. to the left.
Remember the little inherited bench that we had at the foot of the bed? The one with the hideous fabric…
I did a quick cover. It’s not perfect…mostly because I didn’t wanna buy foam (that stuff is expensive for being FOAM and all) so I just used the stuffing that was already there.
I do love the fabric though. So when the government starts up a local foam kitchen, I will be first in line and redo the whole thing.
The color is perfect though. And the stripes make me get all tingly.
Since we are already in here – I also wanted to show you our sidetables. I don’t know why but this is like looking inside closets to me. I get all excited to see what’s on other people’s nightstands…like it’s a very personal space.
ignore the toddler handing out the free dirty looks. Apparently he wanted to turn on the overhead lights undisturbed.
Back to the nightstand. Jeremy’s bible & recent read…the landline phone…a small leather accessory box (which holds his watch that doesn’t work and his spare change), a lantern with a candle (for our baby-making atmosphere) and a short candleholder that he uses as a coaster.
And then there is my side…
A picture of Will as a newbie, my phone, a random jar, and a little brass & glass box that I got for my favorite costume jewelry.
I also have a big amethyst in there. It’s my birth stone and I found this one while on a fifth grade fieldtrip to one of those ‘mining for diamonds’ things. Some people found arrowheads (which I am sure were planted carefully in each giant bag of sand and dirt)…and I found my purple geode. I’ve kept it all this time because I am nothing if not ridiculously sentimental.
Most days there is also a used kleenex there too. I removed it so that you wouldn’t be vomity on your computer.
Now that we’ve hit on puke and humping – let’s move on to the last little sprucing in this space…the tallboy near the door.
Before it was just a landing zone for random stuff. Now it is a place for gathering my favorite frames.
I started collecting the capiz frames a while back…this year I added the one with the black & white Will (it’s cute with a brick pattern) and the scalloped edge one too. Anytime I see them on clearance at TJMaxx or Marshalls, I whip out my gift cards faster than you can say Maxxanista. Ignore the fact that I still don’t have one of them filled and two of them are just botanicals.
Oh and the one I hung on the wall was a frame and art from my old dressing room. I still love it. The boxes and the shell ball were old too. Just relocated to a new spot.
I think eventually I would love to have an entire collection of these frames. A huge collection. All different. All with pictures of babies and unforgetable moments. That would be breathtaking to me. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of them. I might even be inclined to say that I love them more than a certain-pig-related-food-item that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent).
So that’s it…some indoor changes – it’s nice to virtually come back indoors for a while. The internet pollen was getting to me. Sorry. The cheese flows freely here most days. That sounds gross.
ANYHOO. Do you have a favorite home decor item – like a frame or a collection of frames? Or have you spruced up your nightstands recently? Or perhaps you got a gift – say a huge mirror for instance – that you might not have picked for yourself but you love it and it just works? Or maybe you just wanna share how incredibly life changing this post was….like up there with Spanx and Snuggies?