I can't believe I just titled this post that way. Josh would be disturbed and a little embarrassed.
"Really, Dana? Justin Timberlake?"
Oh well. Moving on.
I'm about to give you an unsolicited, untouched, real-life tour of our bedroom.
You know, where the "magic" happens.
(please don't throw up...it was just a small joke.)
Now normally, if you were to come to our house, unless you're family or friends that are basically family, this room would be locked and boarded up.
But today, because I'm such a good Christian, I'm putting what little pride I have aside.
(I realize I might be able to get away with that line, except for that fact that most of you know me....but if you happen to have found me by some random google search, please know that the above line is completely true. Really. You should get to know me....my lack of pride exudes. And as you may have already noticed, I am also very self-aware and honest. :) )
And the reason I'm showing you this room is because...
I need help.
This room is very unsexy. And I think the master bedroom should be a restful, peaceful sanctuary in the house. Mine is not. And here are a few of the reasons:
1. It is small.
2. It doubles as our office.
3. We are unorganized.
4. We don't know what to do.
5. We've crammed a lot of furniture into it.
6. I had a small obsession with wedding pictures 6 years ago.
7. I am apparently fresh out of any material that could be used to remove dust.
8. It is small.
9. My husband likes to collect computers so he can one day build the Fastest Computer Mankind Has Ever Seen and take over the world.
("What are we going to do today, Brain? What we do everyday, Pinky...")
So, it's time to make it over. Here's where you come in.
I have a few ideas I'll share with you, but then I want your feedback.
Preferably not feedback like,
"Oh wow. That would suck."
Or "this is just a great reminder of how blessed I am."
Or "thanks for helping me reach a new level of contentment."
Or anything starting with, "bless your heart..."
Or "So just 2 kids, huh? Plan to have anymore? Hmm."
Now, I would like you to remember your good southern manners, but don't lie to me. In fact, a bit of northern directness would be refreshing, but please don't hurt my feelings.
Let's say Virginia....for good balance.
Just kidding. I'm a teacher. I have to give directions or I feel irresponsible but, like my students, you can ignore them.
Let's begin the tour, shall we?
Door to the bathroom:
Printer, filing cabinet, haven for all loose papers, bills, etc:
Office/dresser with tv/computer:
(See? I didn't even remove my breakfast bowl, that's how prideless I am...)
Top o' dresser #2....a subtle shrine to our union:
Stress zone aka office aka the problem:
Closet and life size picture of me in my wedding dress, in case you missed the wedding:
Um, not sure what to do with these. They were on sale right after we got married:
My night stand (Josh didn't get one and sometimes he likes to bring it up):
So there you have it. Now here are a few ideas I've had:
1. Paint the room red (and change bedding). Think Behr Pottery Red or some kind of wine color.
2. Come up with a new system for organizing the office in a way that can be contained and out of sight if we want it to be. And we do. Perhaps a wardrobe or armoire? This would require taking out one of the dressers, consolidating and purging clothes. We're so fine with that.
3. Remove most of the wedding pics, but leaving the one above the bed.
4. Hang this picture I got from Josh's parents for Christmas. I love it's whimsy. It's kind of the inspiration for the direction I want to go in.
5. Do some kind of window treatments. Nothing bulky and preferably not a scarf either.
Oh yeah, and we're trying to not spend a lot (always the clencher, huh?).
So, what would you do?