Remember I showed you my desk makeover a couple of weeks ago? Specifically, the sticky back black and white dot wallpaper with ModPodge to look like the Kate Spade version? Well, I decided the pattern was too large scale. So I did it again in the smaller dot. Every project I do myself takes a few tries it seems, but I think this one was worth it.
I’ll show you a full room reveal soon, but here is the original (expensive) Kate Spade:
My second try – the dots are way too big:
And my third try – the final version:
So much better. I still have to paint the ceiling and bookcases and seal the desk, and then I’m DONE. I can’t wait to finish.
Ok, moving on. Almost all of my favorite rooms have at least a small element of surprise. Usually, I am a fan of big surprises in decorating – something you would never expect. Some favorite techniques include using enormous oversized lighting or art, interesting color combinations like hot pink and yellow, black ceilings, or drastically different styles (like ultramodern and antique) in the same room. Here are some images that capture what I mean: