The wall above our bed is empty, and it's been that way since we moved in. In fact, I can't think of a time when we have ever had anything over our bed, in any incarnation, in the eight years my husband and I have been together.
Here is our daughter. Her smile makes up for the fact that I didn't straighten the sheets or pillows before taking these pictures.
A few months ago I had had enough, so I presented my husband with a myriad of options for what to do over the bed. We finally decided on a collage of images. This is perfect, since each of the other bedrooms has a collection of images as well, so either it's a theme or I'm just not creative enough to do something else in a bedroom. I'm voting for the former.
I found amazing photos of Paris from Little Brown Pen. We had been to Paris together five years ago on our babymoon, just before our lives were forever changed and we became parents. Although to be fair, Paris isn't particularly important to us, we just liked the images. She has a collection of images (you can choose four or nine) in a variety of colors. If you can't already tell from the room, our bedroom is not a mecca for color of any kind. It was a stretch for us (and I say "us" but really I mean "him") to even get the white shams and duvet with navy border. Finally we settled on a color, so there could be a "pop" in the room.
The prints arrived, I went to Ikea to buy Ribba frames for them (my go-to place for frames), then I put them in the frames and carried them upstairs. And they sat. And sat and sat. And sat and sat and sat.
Sorry, is anyone else reading Once Upon a Potty? It gets stuck in my head.
Yes, there they are sitting atop our dresser. With a power drill. For no reason. And a baby monitor, which is there since our baby sleeps in our bed and that way I can watch her nap. I know, it's totally creepy to have a monitor in my room, which is why whenever I'm in there I not only turn it off, but I turn it towards the wall too. Oh, and the baby will hopefully be transitioning to her own crib, I can't get started in the co-sleeping debate, except to say that she wanted it, she is the third, and she will be moving soon.
Back to my point. Three months after the frames were carried up, we finally got around to hanging them. First I laid the out on the bed to decide how to arrange them.
Then I realized that they were arranged on the website and that the photographer had probably put more effort into their arrangement that I could while wrangling three little kids on a Sunday morning. So I went to the computer and just used her arrangement as a guide. And my husband hung them up.
See how easy I just made that sound? Hanging Ikea frames is not easy. As you might know, you hand tie the wire on the back of each one, which means they are never the same. So you need to measure each frame from top to were that one in particular will hang from, then do lots of measuring on your wall. Finally it was done, and result is amazing for me. We finally have color in our bedroom! Of course, now I just need to bring in more color, but I'm taking things one step at a time.
There is some yellow in the loft, especially in the heart art which is yellow and navy. Too bad it hasn't entered our all marble master bath.
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