Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You're Undecided

Sing with me now, to the tune of Alanis Morissette's Uninvited....

Great movie by the way, anyone agree?

Anyways, back to the topic at hand. I'm undecided about a recent DIY adventure and I need some help. Remember with me what our headboard looked like just last week:

And here's how it looks now, after a coat of Zinsser primer and a final coat of Wheat Bread by Behr (why yes that is the same color we used in our living room- how observant of you).

I love the lines of the headboard and the beautiful details.

I just don't think there's enough contrast with the walls. But is that a good thing?

Basically I'm pretty torn about the whole situation. On one hand I love the headboard, its gorgeous curves, and the romantic feeling it lends to the room. But then on the other hand, am I really going for the vintage romantic look? My gut tells me No but the other voice (and by that I mean Dan) tells me it's fine how it is and not to worry so much about it. But the more I look around the room the more I feel like I want something a bit more modern, classy, and timeless rather than time specific.

Here are some rooms that have definitely inspired me, although they are very different:

1. Classic, beautiful upholstered headboard. But just as in this example, it would block some of our window. But with such a gorgeous piece would I really mind?

2. I have kind of been in love with this for months now and may possibly need to stalk West Elm for the rest of the year until it goes on sale. Only thing is that it comes with a footboard and bed frame, neither of which I think I want/need. The nice thing though is that this footboard is considerably lower than the headboard and would still be open and airy. But would that headboard be too tall to sit in front of our window? Decisions, decisions...

3. Coming in at only $179 for a Queen, the Ikea Lillesand bed is definitely the most affordable option (ya know, as opposed to keeping our current one which would be free, but that's not an option) and is quite simply lovely. Again though it comes with a frame and foot board which I am undecided about.

Ultimately I think I've decided to live with it until I can find something that really makes my heart sing and like falling in love I'll just know when it's "The One." Maybe when we get our bed frame in place (if I don't wind up returning it) and we replace the old window I may have a change of heart. Or will I? Yes, definitely undecided... Help?
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