About a year and a half ago, I started a big bedroom redo. I found a painting I was in LOVE with and that of course started the whole “need” to redo the room. The painting just wouldn’t “go” with the current look. And I needed something more to the room.
A few months after that we decided (for other reasons) to go from a queen size bed to a king. So, of course I had to get all new bedding… But I had liked the bedding on the queen, so I just bought it in a king. For me, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE white bedding. White sheets and white down comforter with duvet. I also go new lamps because the old ones didn’t match (I want bed lamps to match), I painted the bottom part of the walls and I inherited an old arm chair. Oh and I got new curtains and rod. But this is where I ran out of ideas and stopped. It was nice and calm but not what I really wanted.
What I want to change
The nightstands we’ve had since we got married. They were David’s grandparents furniture (as well as 2 dressers) and so he brought those to the marriage. I didn’t (and still don’t) like the style, so I’ve made the best out of it and painted them a couple of times. I really want some wood tables with at least one drawer at the top instead of the bottom. I haven’t found any yet that I could afford, so I’m still on the hunt.
Can I just say, I HATE alarm clocks! I hate the look of them! They are so bulky and ugly. I’d love to replace mine at the least but I don’t have a clue to what.
As you can see the bed doesn’t have a headboard. I want and intend to make an upholstered headboard. I have the fabric but I just need the rest of the supplies. That will happen over the next several months. I also intend to make some new pillow shams for the pillows in the back row. I want them in a color, probably something that matches the curtains. I want the pillows to have some depth. I have recovered the throw pillows on the bed and made one new one. You can see the pillows recovered here. I’ll show you how they look on the bed in a later post. The brown blanket is only on the bed in the winter. We’ve found that having the blanket on top of the down comforter traps the heat in better than under it. Also, it sometimes is folded at the foot of the bed. Which I like the look of, so I’m going to find some fabric that I can put on the bed in the warmer months. Something that adds some interest, but not weight. The bed skirt is brown because I have dogs that like to go under the bed (ugh!) and a toddler that spills stuff. And since I don’t like having to yank that thing off the bed to wash it, it had to not show dirt easily. I had a white one on the queen bed but it was dirty a lot. And I have to have one cause I use under the bed to store things and it makes the bed look more finished. So, that will most likely be staying. I do need a duvet cover though. I want a white one but I’d like it to have a little band of color or something on it to jazz it up a bit. I haven’t found one yet that I love but I’m still looking.
new frame)(I also, realized you can't see the jewlery box very well...)
The little table is a Goodwill find at $5, in great shape and perfect size for this area. The small lamp is a good size but I’m not hot on the shade, I may do something with it. And the chair. This chair is special because it was my grandma’s chair. She had it in her room forever and when we were cleaning out the house I saw the chair and loved the shape. Of course it was a goldish/pinkish/orangy colored velvet with a skirt. It was yuck! But, I’d gotten a bit of inheritance money as well and had the chair recovered. I love how it turned out. It fits in with my home and reminds me of her. I made a little pillow to go on it and I really love this little area. The footstool is from Target and the lid comes off. I originally had toys in it till that wasn’t really necessary anymore, so I put a couple of throw blankets in it.
Ok, so there’s my room and my plans. Hopefully I won’t get too off track over the next few months as I try to get this room more to my liking. I do like how the room is calming and comfortable and I enjoy it. I just know it could be better!
So stay with me and if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!