This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission when something is purchased. For our full disclosure policy please click here. When we first found our house it was only a few months after my daughters death. I had my mind set on decorating the third bedroom for her. Yes you read that right, I was gonna design a bedroom for someone who would never get to see it. I was actually very excited about it.
The thing about losing a child is that you literally LOSE YOUR MIND. Imagine a beautiful glass vase filled with water. The vase represents a parent and the water inside represents all the parents emotions, sanity, self worth, and reasoning. When you lose a child its like taking a sledge hammer to the glass vase. All the stuff that was nice and neat and tidy inside is flung in every different direction because the glass is shattered. As a mother I was broken in a million pieces, desperately trying to put myself back together. The rational part of me had splattered all over the place, along with any sort of reason. It’s been two and a half years, and I’m still picking up the pieces.
It took lots of arguing, explaining, and frustration, but Mike was finally able to get me to understand why decorating a room for my daughter was not the best use of the space.
It began as a guest bedroom, which turned into Mikes office, which turned into my office. Here is a before picture of the room (from the listing)
This is the only picture I have from before but you get the picture….it was boring. White walls, beige carpet, and builders grade lighting. So I got to work! First I painted…. here’s that exact same spot only with paint, and a picture I scored from Home Goods
Next I applied these gold dots that I bought from amazon to the wall at random.
I put them on opposite corners of the side walls. I love the way they turned out, randomly beautiful! After I was finished painting and sticking my little dots to the wall I unpacked my new vanity that I pieced together from Ikea. I bought 2 sets of Alex drawers and a Linnmon table top. In case you are wondering “Why does she have a makeup vanity in her office?” it’s because my full time job is as a freelance makeup artist, but that’s a whole other post in itself.
Next I set up 2 Ikea Lack shelves on either side to put all my little nick nacks on. Last but not least I set up my lighted make up mirror that I bought off Etsy, and the mister hung a new light fixture for me that I bought at Home Goods for about $30! Here’s the final product, what do you think?