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HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ 15 Minute Fix ~ Bedside

You know the saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes“?  That’s sort of me when it comes to decorating and tidiness.  I help my clients create beautiful homes while I will turn a blind eye to my own home’s decorating issues.  The photo, two photos below, is proof of my bad behavior!


This (below) is my bedside cluttered with unpacked shopping bags and folded laundry on top of a wicker stool that doesn’t belong in the room.  The green upholstery fabric was originally for a headboard, but I was reconsidering it for a roman shade, it’s too heavy and solid for this room’s window, though.


My nightstand is piled with an assortment of objects including a painting, a print, a little Italian gold shelf and mirror, my messy earring tower, a pair of socks, a nail file, my cell phone, a book, an empty glass of Airborne and a tall glass half full of water.


I have so many projects and interests that prioritizing is difficult and it’s easy to ignore the mess in front of me.  Today, though, I gave myself a 15 minute challenge to see what I could accomplish if my time was limited and I had a clear vision.

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ 15 Minute Fix ~ Bedside

Unmade bed, unhung art and messy bedside.

I first took a quick walk around the house to see if I had anything to hang above my nightstand that would look balanced with my husband’s side.  I was thankful to find a round mirror sitting on the floor, against a wall in the family room.


Then I gathered a tape measure, hammer, and large picture hook.  After that, I circled by the cleaning closet where I grabbed a can of my favorite glass cleaner, along with a cleaning rag.


I moved the earring tower to my vanity, relocated the shopping bags to my closet, put the socks in the laundry basket, and placed the book in the top drawer.  I put the artwork in storage and dropped the drinking glasses off in the kitchen.  On my way through the kitchen, I grabbed a pair of gardening scissors and ran outside to cut a few branches of lilacs.  I hurried back through the kitchen, grabbed a vase, filled it with very warm water, properly cut the lilac stems (Valerie taught me to pound the ends of the stems, so they will absorb more water and stay fresh longer) and arranged them.


I went back to the bedroom, cleaned and hung the mirror and arranged the night stand.

HeyGirlfriend.Net ~ 15 Minute Fix ~ Bedside

Bed made, Bedside tidied, Art (mirror) hung… in 15 minutes!


If your bedside needs a little sprucing, may I challenge you to try the 15 Minute Fix?  You will be so happy you did!

15 thoughts on “15 Minute Fix ~ Bedside

  1. Diane says:

    Mel, what you did in 15 minutes, beautifully, would take me at least 30 or 45 minutes, and not be so artistic and lovely. So appreciate your timely challenge as every room in my house needs at least 15 days of 15 minute makeovers!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I beg to differ with you, Di! Every square inch of your home and garden are lovely.

      All the bones were in place, so the challenge was simple, but this post illustrates how a marked improvement can be made with minimal effort! 💕


  2. Linda Hammond says:

    Great result, so pretty, but NOT surprising, knowing how clever you are!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Linda! It takes one to know one!! I want to see what’s happening in your new home! xoxo


  3. Janea says:

    What an amazing and beautiful transformation, Melissa. I am so impressed and inspired!
    XO, Janea

    Liked by 1 person

  4. nayardt says:

    Lovely post!


  5. Janet bolinger says:

    Proud of u sissy sue! Love jjb


  6. Beautifuly Styled! Less is more! 💛


    1. Less is More… is a magical little secret, isn’t it?


  7. Amy says:

    Looks darling sister! You got after it. 😉


    1. Can you imagine what 15 minutes a day could do for a home?


  8. Anne Furey says:

    love love love this…I know you are hugely talented…but didn’t know how FAST you were ! xo


    1. Ha! Not so tough to be fast when the bones are in place! 💕


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