I was in a state of panic. My bedroom had been painted weeks ago and it was still in disarray. I had blog friends dropping in to visit and I knew they'd be going over everything with a fine tooth comb. Don't we all when we visit fellow bloggers? What if they opened the cupboard doors? Saw the mess? OMG! Anyway back to the bedroom. I tidied, I hammered nails into walls and hung art, brought out knick knacks, put them away and found others, cursed that there were still two boxes in the big shed right at the back behind the old couch and I'm sure that's where the murano glass bowl was and I wanted it, needed it .... I was hyperventilating. Calm. A room in progress would have to do. My to do list includes sewing curtains, changing out the ugly fan lights on the ceiling, upholster that love seat not just drape a kilim, paint a large triptych for the wall above the bed, find that damn murano bowl and change the knick knacks over and over and over again :) I can't believe that except for a couple of the larger pieces of art (two of which I didn't even get into shot), the screen (a student exhibition piece bought when I was at uni too many years ago) and the actual bed and basic bedding everything is thrifted, bought on eBay or Etsy. Oh the leather chairs were bought from a friend of a friend at a bargain price so does that count as a new buy? I needn't have worried. Anita and Katherine were too busy checking out my west german pottery and scandinavian bits and bobs to look in the cupboards.
Things I have learned from photographing my room? I'm going to paint those eye ball lamps. Not quite the right colour. Suggestions for new colour? Not sure if the fibreglass bedsides should stay white but my husband had them professionally sprayed for me and he'd kill me if I changed them. Need a better mirror cleaner if I'm going to do reverse mirror shots. Streaks!! And yes Kim I need a wide angle lens.