Disclaimer - I have a lot of free time these days, so be prepared. There might be many more posts than you care to read.
So, in some of my free time in between moves, I was playing around with this whole "mood board" thing. Why is it called a mood board? Idk. But I have a slight interior design obsession lately. It's been a long time developing - first trading spaces on TLC (anyone remember that), then HGTV, then the design blogs... Anyway, I'm not super trendy or into spending a lot of money on design, but I do enjoy browsing the world wide web and getting ideas. I'm just gonna stop trying to justify why this is fun for me.
I made this "mood board." I'm visual and was trying to picture a few different items we've purchased and what would look good in our master bedroom. I just did it in Microsoft Word... not very fancy. Then I couldn't figure out how to turn the file (doc) into a picture file (jpeg) so I just took a screen shot of it. And voila.
Here was our blank slate:
and here's the current work in progress
|my half of the closet :) we're going without dressers - open shelves built into the closet work just dandily|
|That frame w/ wedding vows was from a family friend; the vase was from a crate and barrel set and the table is from my childhood bedroom :) donated by mi madre.|
So not exactly what the "mood board" dictated, but hey - we're on a budget. I had fun doing one of those little mood board things and it occurred to me - this is fun even if I wasn't going to try to recreate the final product. I can't believe people get paid to do that (probably they do ones a lot more high tech than mine, but still...) They get paid to make one of those, then somebody else pays for the items and they put it all together. Not a bad deal. How can I get in on that?!
Well, off to do more internet surfing. Is anyone into this pinterest thing? I can't make a decision about it. Adios for now. You can bet I'll be back shortly with all my spare time :)