Today is all about keeping it real around here. I’m stuck in a project paralysis. Project paralysis might look like no follow through…but it’s not. Let me define it for you.
Project paralysis- When you either start or want to start a project but you can’t follow through with it because you can’t figure out what to do with the project.
I’m currently in project paralysis in my master bedroom. It sort of feels like when you have someone’s name on the tip of your tongue but you just.can’t.remember. Yep, it feels like that.
Most people wake up on Saturday and Sunday mornings and roll over and try to sleep for just a few minutes longer. Me? I have sunlight on my bedroom and I lay in bed and study the room and think…and think…and think…until I can’t think anymore and go make coffee.
Here’s where I am at.
Obviously I didn’t spend a lot of time staging these photos. This is the real deal around here. I ordered new bedding which I’m so excited to show you when it arrives. The bedding is white and I think it will add a crisp coastal feel to the room I am craving. That was the easy part. Here’s my dilemma.
I’m debating painting the mirrors…again. There’s a mirror on each side of the bed. I kinda think they should be white. Then there’s the headboard. It’s a beauty as is, but would I like it that much more painted? Would it look good painted with the white bedding? Obviously, not white. Do I want to introduce another paint color in the room?
Then there is the whole matchy matchy thing. The bed, nightstands, dressers are all the same. I’m kinda over that. I have looked high and low for 2 dressers I could use as nightstands and haven’t found anything (I liked). I’m thinking about painting (big surprise) some or all of it just to break it up a bit. I just haven’t been able to pull the trigger on the project. Here’s the dresser.
It is very pretty as is, but all of the detail would really pop with a little paint. We finally mounted the television after it had lived on the top of my dresser for more than a few months. I have a plan for covering it but the picture in my head is sometimes hard to accomplish.
Then there is this half done project.
I painted the frame…and love it. The problem is the fabric. I love the shell fabric and the sides already have a navy linen on them I did myself. The seat cushion will be the shell fabric also. My dilemma…do I use navy piping or a navy ruffle? I realize to the majority of people in the world this is not a big decision. Clean water, education, and immunizations all rank much higher. But in my mind, ruffles or piping can be all consuming.
Then I picked up this sweet little stand for $20 at a warehouse sale. I’m pretty sure it will go some shade of white, but then blue would also be so lovely.
I like the window valance treatment I did a while back. No changes there…yay! …I think
Then there is this bench. I bought it quite a while ago because of all the sweet detail on the leg and the shape of it. It is the perfect size for the end of the bed. I’ve gone back and forth between slipcovering it or doing a full out reupholster. See the clear part of some toy underneath? Haha…didn’t see that when I photographed.
Oh and the rug. It’s not staying. I’m just trying it out, borrowing it from the living room because there’s a new one in there. It doesn’t pass. It is an outdoor rug that will have to live its days outside.
Like I said…project paralysis. You’re not the only one. It even happens to those of us who profess to know what we are doing. The stakes are high. No one wants to live with a mistake or something they don’t like, especially when they’ve spent their hard earned money on it.
I guess I just need to dive in and start doing. Make decisions. I just thought I would share this with you because sometimes it is really easy to think the design comes easy and everything just works out perfectly. That is so not the case. Sometimes it is really hard to make decisions because we are all on some sort of budget or another and the last thing anyone wants to do is make a mistake. I get it. I’m in the middle of it right now.
Here’s your chance to weigh in on the design of this room. What would you do? Paint the furniture white? Grey? Blue?
Ruffles or piping? Slipcover or reupholster? Paint the headboard or leave it dark?
Share your opinion with me and rest assured Saturday morning I’ll be thinking…and thinking…and thinking…and then after a few cups of coffee I’ll dive in.
Have a fantastic day!