A what room? When I cleaned out the storage cubbies and all their contents from the little room upstairs to create the sewing nook downstairs, we essentially left the little room empty. Sure the reading chair and a chest are still in there, and the built-ins are still full of baskets and books, but we've decided that perhaps it's time to give the little room a makeover.
For design ideas, I'm starting with two swatches of fabric, one Amy Butler pattern that's a blueish teal with gray dots that I fell in love with when I saw a pair of pajama pants made from it hanging from the ceiling at the hardware/fabric/appliance shop in Pensacola. The second is light blue with sand colored elephants. I have a little collection of elephants and the built-in shelves are the perfect place to display them, so I'm thinking maybe an elephant pillow or two on the reading chair, maybe polka dots curtains. We'll see.
For starters I'd like to paint the inside of the closet. It's currently a dingy, dirty flat white that doesn't make the tiny little space any more inviting. I'd like to do something a little bold and in the interest of saving a few dollars, use the same color on the wall behind the built-in bookshelves, which I didn't bother to paint when I painted the room gray last year. I'm thinking of lining the wall behind the shelves with the elephant print, but I'm not sure since we'd have to leave it behind for a renter if we have to move in the next year and let's face it, elephants aren't neutral.
If all works out as planned I'll pull out my painting overalls this weekend and by Monday hopefully we'll be on our way to an updated little dog room. It's just such a shame Feeney can't see color.