A Little Romance

A few months ago, I decided to do a little mixing it up in the bedroom but for some reason never shared the photos. Although, there was a little peek here with the new curtains I installed in here. Anyway, the Valentine’s Day gift I made for Eric was what prompted me to show you the other changes I’d made in here. First off, I really wanted to get some more height on the accessories on this chest of drawers, but hadn’t really figured out how to do it. Of course, the first thing I did was to add the quilt over the chest, which helped a bit. The next thing I did was to bring up some leather bound books from downstairs and begin scattering them about the room. I love the rich feel they bring. I used two of them to add a little height to my Isis sculpture (Erté). I think the color of the books are perfect in here too.
I added some to the cabinet as well. The sculptures looked rather lost in the shelf due to its depth, and I think the books really help that. I’d like to fill in the gap in the middle there, but I ran out of books. I have some more in storage that I need to bring home. And then I can make use of those.
(Those speakers are top on my list to replace…they’ve seen way better days!)
The gold on the spines really works with the gold on the sculptures (more Erté). I also added a couple of books beneath my Harmony Kingdom pieces to give them a little height too. The Harmony Kingdom boxes I have in our bedroom are all Romance Annual pieces. I wanted this to be a place of romance! (Sorry for the blurry pic)
And finally, the pièce de résistance, the gift I made for Eric for Valentine’s Day. This is a piece called, My Everything. At the bottom I put our initials and the year. The frame was a ready-made frame from Joanne’s that contained “art”. I cannibalized it and it worked like it was made for this piece – mat and all. Perfection!

I wanted to hang it on the wall between our bathroom door and the bedroom door, since that wall was looking a bit bare.
Already hanging there was the pewter heart that I gave to Eric two years ago for Valentine’s Day.
I’d love a third piece here, but haven’t landed on the perfect thing. It will come to me. Since taking these photos I’ve also made two additional changes…I added a quilt rack that holds our wedding quilt because I really wanted it out where we could see it and enjoy it. The room is a bit small for that piece, but I’m making it work. I also added a heart-shaped crystal votive holder to my nightstand. It’s a special piece and it had been down in the living room on a bookshelf. When I redid the living room (photos to come), Eric suggested that it move up here. It works perfectly on my nightstand with the other little things I have there – my rosary from Santa Maria Maggiore and the note Eric wrote on our wedding day that came with roses and is now in a frame. I’ll share photos of those two things soon as well. But for now, I feel like our bedroom is looking wonderful. Now on to my next projects – I’m focusing on the office next.

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