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I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike for the perfect artwork to hang above our bed. First, I was planning to go with a monogram. Then a shelf with photos. But nothing really struck me enough to actually do anything. It could possibly be laziness.
Yep. It was definitely laziness.
Anyhoo, once we ended up with a full barn’s worth of barn wood and I started doing some simple sign painting, I determined that a barn wood sign would be the perfect above the bed.
So, I asked Ryan to cut me a few boards for a sign and I was off.
Then, it was just the challenge of deciding on what to paint. First, I thought of some sort of subway art. Then, I thought I’d go with dates. In the end, I decided on a simple phrase from one of my favorite songs. Do you know it?
I’ve always loved this song. And I think marriage is a lot about being happy together, obviously. And it’s a very good reminder to me, when I’m a general grump and taking it out on the person who means the most to me. All I really want is to be happy together.
Isn’t that what you want?
Anyhow, I’m sort of obsessed with how the sign turned out. Ryan put together two barn boards and I painted the phrase in one evening. I was inspired by a scripted sign I spied when attending Junk Bonanza in September.
I actually like my version better. I got to pick my own phrase, use wood from our barn, and it was totally free because I used paints I already had in the basement.
It’s a nice finishing touch above the bed, and Ryan promised me that it’s sturdy so it won’t fall on us. Although he also said that it probably wouldn’t kill us if it did. So that’s a happy thought.
If you’ve seen our room before, you see that I picked up a new comforter set. I had the same one in white from Target (seen here), but at some point, it got a bit stained and it kind of grossed me out. All those people who say that having white furniture and bedding and towels is easier because you can bleach it? They are lying. No help was had from regular washings with bleach and regular detergent. So, I went with tan this time around and I really like it.
The beauty of this comforter is that the tufts make it look put-together and I don’t have to worry about wrinkles. In short, it’s a great set. Because it’s winter, I still have the old chocolate quilt and a couple under blankets under there.
I still have a few things I’d like to finish up in the room (on walls that are not pictured in this post), but right now I’m digging how it’s coming along.
What do you think?
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