So far, I’ve not made a huge amount of progress in our bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I have, however, done plenty of ordering, and listed a good chunk of clutter on eBay.
The Mood Board
In case you missed last week’s post, here’s my plan:
Look for Less: Artwork
I’ve been enamored with a stunning large-scale cloud print by JR Goodwin for ages, but at £930, it wasn’t going to happen. Then I stumbled on a similar – but much more affordable – print at Society 6. The dimensions are different, but actually better for my space, and it’s just as pretty. Although it’s a US site, Society 6 offers free world-wide shipping, so it seemed like a no-brainer. That’s the one on the mood board.
Investing In Original Art
I was this close to ordering the Cloud Stealer print. But then I saw this:
Total game changer. I still like the cloud print a lot, but I love this painting on a whole other level. It’s oils, ink and acrylic on paper, and it’s pretty big – it would fit perfectly to hide the awkward mirror that’s attached to the wall behind the dresser, half poking out like a weirdo (there are pictures of that in week one’s post).
I already own one of the artist, Alice Neave‘s paintings. And it’s my absolute favourite piece of art that I own, and I’m so excited to add another one of her paintings to the bedroom.
Look for Less: Mirrors
I’ve also been on the hunt for a floor mirror. I had my eye on one at Cox & Cox – a full length one with a simple black iron frame. There are two issues with it, though. One: it’s £260 shipped, which is pushing my budget. The second is that it’s on back-order – it initially estimated mid-October, but now their website is showing late-October, and I’m not sure I can take the chance that it might be pushed back even later.
Instead, I found one at Ikea that has a similar black frame (albeit in fiberboard, not lovely iron). It’s a little wider and a chunk shorter, but if I hang it rather than lean it, it’ll still be tall enough.
Maybe down the road, I’ll upgrade to the Cox & Cox one, but for now, I’d rather save £225 and settle for the Look for Less version.