Speaking of podcasts, I recently discovered The Great Albums, which has me forever wearing earbuds; I listen while I clean, while I paint, while I buy groceries. Each week they take an album and dissect it, one song at a time. And not recent albums; they dive into Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, The National, The Pixies, Pearl Jam. I devour this like my kids devour high fructose corn syrup. The hosts keep it positive, maybe a bit pretentious, but only discuss their favorite albums. I sink deep into the conversation about my favorite songs, learning more about the musicianship, listening as they examine the minute details of what makes it great.
Back to the project! With the walls painted, the room feels completely different and I can barely wipe the grin off my face every time I walk in there. I am consistently wowed by the difference a fresh coat of paint can make. It may look completely decorated, but it really isn't. I played around with an arrangement of baskets on the walls, and hung the new mirror and art above the toilet. The colorful "art" is fabric that has since been ironed.
I did not prepare myself for the challenge of photographing this tiny, dark room that has no natural light. That will be my greatest obstacle. These pics are just a couple of quick shots taken with my iPhone with quick edits and a blurry watermark in Lightroom. I do look forward to playing around with my camera and tripod, and figuring this situation out...wearing my earbuds, no doubt.
The total spent so far:
- $30 - light fixture over sink (not pictured yet)
- $5 - old wooden chair
- $6 - other art (not pictured)
- $2 - thrifted baskets
- the paint was leftover from the master bedroom, another ongoing project
- the frames, majority of the baskets, turquoise rug, and the vase & flowers were already owned
- the mirror came free with this dresser (score!)