What do you do when you have a photographer coming to take pictures of your house the next day for a feature you’ve known about for over a month? You quickly clean all of the stuff that belongs to anyone under the age of five off of your nightstands, pretty them up a little bit and very quickly make some art for the bare spot on the wall that’s been bugging you for months. Or, maybe that’s just me. . .
(Succulent stems from Hobby Lobby and a surprisingly good-looking aloe plant from Ross. Is it bad to use fake plants on your nightstand? I don’t think so. My motto is “fake is better than dead.”)
My husband’s table got a little sprucing up, too, but with less fluff:
Of all the things that Pottery Barn is trying to show me in their latest catalog, this simple little black and white circle drawing propped on a mantel keeps grabbing my attention. So, I grabbed a black fine/chisel Sharpie and started drawing circles (well, ovals if you want to be precise).
I also used my trick of taping around the edges to give it a cleaner look: