Today I wrapped a word a day photo challenge and my desire to freshen up our bookshelves into a neat little package. Today’s word challenge was “playing“. When I first saw today’s challenge I immediately thought about children on a playground or kids playing baseball or football.
I don’t usually encounter kids in my day so that idea went out the window almost immediately. Then I thought about our little dogs and trying to catch them playing but mostly they sleep. So, how was I suppose to capture the concept of playing? So here you go…I “played“ interior decorator today.
I sat down with a hot cup of coffee and I googled decorating tips for bookshelves, read a couple of blogs and viewed numerous images. I found a few ideas that I liked and the next thing you know…Everything was removed from the shelves and spread across the dining room table. I whipped out the furniture polish and gave the wood a quick wipe. The dust jackets on my coffee table books were tossed and the books were used as backdrops for the center shelves. The larger items were placed on the tallest of the shelves and the layering began.
Then I took a step back and looked at the pictures and remembered the words of one of my favorite designers, Coco Chanel. I read that she said that after you are finished getting dressed, take a look in the mirror and then take off at least one accessory. So I decided that I would take that advice and apply it to my bookshelves…
My goal was to create a visual story…I hope I accomplished my goal.