Inspiration - Olivia Palermo
When I started this blog I was taking my outfit photos in the bedroom. But because my schedule & my husbands schedules are quite different (he owns his own business so I get up about 6 and he gets up around 11) it was often difficult to figure out a time to take the photos without disturbing him. And I got a bunch of comments/emails/feedback about how much the cable cord in the photos looked terrible. I was lazy about unscrewing it, moving it and then putting it back it for a great portion of my daily snapshots.
So finally I got rid of an old futon couch in our guest room and moved my camera & kitchen stool there where I've been taking most of my pictures lately. This room has a big nice blank wall with no cords! You can notice a cream color on the walls versus our bedroom which has grey.
My husband rarely looks at the blog but the other day he did and I was surprised when he said he really doesn't like the carpet on the floor in the guestroom in the photos. It is pretty old carpet but I just hadn't noticed/cared. It was interesting that he, who doesn't often have any blog opinions, felt so strongly about the floor. While I agree that the carpet isn't ideal for a 'pretty' photo - I am really liking the new easy set up of being able to just leave the camera out on the stool instead of taking it out and putting it all away every day.
So I got to thinking - how could I make the floor look better without paying to install new hardwood floor in the bedroom? Then I started wondering what it would look like if I made a removable platform for me to stand on? At the end of 2011 our hot water heater exploded and ruined a large portion of our bedroom hardwood floors and they had to be ripped up. (Here's a post with my standing on the green underlay after it happened.) Since it was replaced there has been a pile of torn up warped wood sitting in our garage. So yesterday I wandered out there, grabbed some pieces and lay them out to make myself a little platform I can stand on. That is the floor that is in today's post.
I can pretty easily pull it up and stuff it in the closet if we have company so that's good. But it's a little wobbly/mushy because the planks are just resting there independently on top of the carpet and not actually attached to anything. I don't know if it's stupid to even care about the floor in the photos. It's not like this blog is about home decor. But if I am doing some activity almost every single day - then I guess it doesn't hurt to improve it where I can... I'm on the fence about it. Am I being dumb to care about the floor in the daily photos? Is the hardwood floor any noticeable amount nicer? Asks the headless blogger... :)