Saturday, 6 March 2010

A Bit Of Bling!

Not the usual Bling you think of when you're a papercrafter! Rather, a small flight of fancy in an otherwise decoratively boring house.
Today I went shopping and bought ............ a shade for our bedroom light. Not very exciting you think but for me it is. I'll explain.
Hubby would paint every wall in the house Magnolia if I let him, and apart from the flowers he loves in the kitchen, everything indoors has to be uncluttered, wipe-clean, and preferably, cleanable with disinfectant or bleach. Ours is not a house with nik-naks and framed photographs gathering dust. Ours is a house with very little decorative detail at all.
The exception to this rule is our bedroom and it's my favourite room. I persuaded Hubby last year that a new bed was long-overdue and I threw out the divan and bought a white metal bedstead which I love. It's taken me eight months to get around to buying the 'bit of bling' that the room needed and Hubby adamantly resisted!

It's nothing expensive. Nor is it even worth a mention by anyone else. But I'm very happy today to have 'persuaded' the-old-pot-and-pan that the room needed something other than a boring cloth lightshade.
It's a victory if you like. It's a statement by me that I live here too and I like to see pretty things around me. My vision is not complete however. Now I have to get him to let me paint the bedroom duck egg blue. I love that colour!

And then there's the Dorma Hermione bedlinen that I'll need to fit in with the new decor, of course. But I won't be holding my breath for any of this. From experience I know it's going to take quite some time to achieve! 


  1. I do like the look of your shade, and I love duck egg blue.

  2. That is one impressive lampshade ...not really my style but the more I look at it the more I like it.It sounds as though it is perfect for your room and in contrast to your hubbies need for no frills ...glad you won.xx

  3. Good for you! It's a very pretty light. I hope you achieve the duck egg's one of my favourite colours :)



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