After living with our new rug for a little while, I’ve finally narrowed down some of the finishing touches I’d love to make to the room. Two are pretty major, and the rest are sweet changes that can change with my mood and the seasons. The best part? I haven’t ever tried these before, so there’s plenty of adventure on the agenda to finish up this room!
First up? A dramatic statement on the wall behind the television. I’ve been in love with the idea of stamping walls for months, ever since I first stumbled upon this room featured on Design Sponge. There’s currently nothing on that wall besides the tv and stand. I’m hesitant to hang art around the screen, but I think this wall effect will be the perfect feature for an otherwise dull wall.
The bees are perfect for their space, but I’d like to find something a little more fitting for our living room. I definitely want to stick with the beautiful gold ink though – it will tie in with some of our other gold pieces in the room and provide a subtle shine on that wall.
Adam and I are also really excited to fill a major need in the room. you might have noticed that there’s not exactly space for end tables in the room – what with our huge grey sectional. To make up for the lack of lamp/cup/plant storage, we are going to build a console table for behind the sofa. We are in love with an really industrial feeling for the piece (think pipes and weathered wood) and want to create something with the feel of this piece from Ballard Designs.
The clean lines, metal details and slim profile really capture what we’d like to create.
I’m also looking to bring in a few smaller finishing touches for the space. I’ve been talking about making a terrarium for ages, and have a few friends interested in the activity as well, so we’re going to scoop up some sweet plants to finally bring that idea to fruition. I love Meagan’s take on the idea (check out her adorable blog Feathers and Freckles, she has great style and makes the best projects!) but think I’ll use one of the creatures from Crash Gem’s Forest Friend‘s collection to complete my terrarium.
Finally, I want to craft a few of these simple keepsake boxes (From Martha Stewart Living) for my travel treasures.
Painted bright colors, and positioned on our large bookcases, they are a pretty and practical solution for some of the papers I’ve still got laying around from my semester abroad (3 years ago – oops!).
Of course, I’ll keep you posted as I work on these projects (even if they end up going terribly, terribly wrong). Do you have any plans for finishing up a space, big or small?