Welcome to the Wild West
When I had a deadline to get the house completed by the time we hosted a family reunion, I was challenged to come up with decor schemes. I knew I didn't want all the rooms to look the same and my budget was limited. Now, I wouldn't say that I'm a pack rat...I just "squirrel" things away for when I might need them. So I had odds and ends from previous homes I decorated.
In the case of this room, when I asked my oldest daughter (she is my sounding board for decorating) what she thought I should do, she instantly replied "Western Chic!" I wasn't sold on the idea until she started sending pins on Pintrest. I then saw ideas that I could incorporate items I already had and that I knew that I could make a lot of the decor myself.
It started with painting the room. It was a sky blue that I didn't think that I could work with. I thought that a more neutral color would be the way to go.
When starting a room, I like to gather pics for a mood board. Then I started pulling together items that have a similar look and theme. I start grouping them together and then the ideas start to form. After that, almost nothing escapes being "squirrelized"!
Western Ikea Hack!
If you can't buy it...
Then make it! There's no way that I could afford to purchase everything. But I think I'm pretty crafty. Here are some of the things I made:
Granted, it is a bunch of modge podge gathered in one room, but I think it came together well.
These lovely ladies are no longer with us...but they are always in our hearts. From left to right: Ryan's mother, my Nana, my mother.
You're welcome to come stay...just make sure to remove your boots!
All my best,