I finished one corner of my bedroom makeover. Don’t worry, I’ve given myself the whole year to get it completed, so I’m right on track.
I don’t really have a before picture of this area. Just picture it empty. Cause that’s what it was. There was nothing there. Now I have a nice place to sit down and put my shoes on. Or take them off. Also, I can see those beautiful original paintings from my spot in bed.
Yes, I did say ORIGINAL paintings. No, I didn’t win the lottery. The one on the left is from my local ReStore and I basically stole it from them for $5. It was framed and everything.
This picture isn’t doing it justice. It’s called Basket of Flowers and it is unsigned, but is of the Maruyuma school. I know because it says so on a plaque on the back. It dates to the late 18th century. Pretty cool for 5 bucks. I did some research (fine, I googled it) and it has been valued at $200-$300!
I don’t know much about this second painting, but I got it from my favorite thrift store, Fiddleheads in Canton, MA. If you’re in the area, stop by. It’s worth it. But if you buy the green midcentury circular mirror, I will hunt you down. Just kidding. (Totally not kidding, don’t buy it!). This painting was also framed and marked as original art. I paid $28 for it. Not a steal like the one above, but still a price I’m happy to pay for real art. Also, there is a bird in it, so, of course I had to have it.
I did end up going with the snake plant for the room. I got it at Home Depot for $12. It has one super floppy leaf that I don’t know what to do with. Should I chop it off? Will the plant get mad if I do that and die instantly? Should I tie it to a stake? I don’t know. This is a lot of responsibility for me. (Interesting aside… When I was in college I had a plant. The plant fell behind my mini fridge and stayed there for basically the entire semester. When I was packing up for the summer, I found it. It was obviously in bad shape. I gave it to my mother and she brought it back to life! My mother is an amazing woman. She can raise humans AND plants).
Alright, so I’m on to the next portion of the room. The laundry couch.