Because I know you'll skip ahead anyway.
It's currently looking a whole lot lighter and fresher, and praise hands baby, momma is happy, happy.
Because it came a long way from looking like this:
Ok! So now. More pictures.
|(ignore the blurred out TV cords...those are being taken of shortly! Beautiful yellow wooden box made by my friend Lauren, she rocks.)|
...and a little iPhone panorama....
So here's what happened (if you care).
I was OVER our bed frame. We've had that sucker from IKEA now for like, 6+ years. Six years ago it felt fancy to us. Now? I was ready to move up to a big girl bed. Yep, just a headboard. We so fancy :) My awesome friend, Lauren (who, you will see, helped me out with a ton), pointed me in the direction of this headboard from, wait for it.....WALMART.com. The price? Well, you can't beat it and you can barely make yourself one for that price. I was sold. Gray. Mine.
Within a few days we had hired Declan's brother to come paint. I know, I know--I could paint myself, but those ceilings get SO HIGH with the cathedral pitch, and the dark green paint required primer. So, for a few hours, and much less money than I thought, (or wrangling kids around wet paint), a few of my brother in law's workers came and banged it out. I was so pleased! Aqua Mist by Behr. It's pretty :) And? I didn't have to do it! hooray.
Lauren went on the hunt for those end tables for me. She rehabs old furniture (find her on instagram, here), and so I knew I needed her to do find me some big-girl matching side tables. For $20 she found me these old (solid wood) end tables (from an old Mariott! ha!), and then did her thing to pretty them up. The paint color is Anonymous by Behr.
I could not love them more. I added in the cute little chalkboard baskets (from Target), wrote "his" and "hers" on each of ours, and there you have it.
I made those 3 wreaths above the bed--easy as heck. Just got a few of the plain-jane twig wreaths from the craft store and fancied them up with a few felt flowers, yarn and some dried flowers. I knew I wanted to add texture and so this (with the baskets) was my solution.
I know, not everyone is into the idea of a TV in a bedroom. It's actually more for me and the girls than Declan & I combined. I like a place to retreat sometimes at naptime, or lounge in bed some mornings with the girls watching cartoons. I also really like watching my chick-shows like the Bachelor up there, too. It's true.
I really didn't want to do a collage wall up there, but I felt it needed to be done to help around the TV area. So I got some cheap, cheap frames from Christmas Tree Shops, used a few wedding pics, a few of my favorite black and whites, and a few free printables (found by searching in pinterest) to fill it up for now.
I went looking for bedside table lamps everywhereeeee and ended right back up at Target. I really loved the look of the glass/crystal bases and for the price at Target, you couldn't beat it.
White fluffy rug on the ground=Target. It's so fluffy and feels so good on my toes, it's one of my favorite things. And rug on rugs works in my life until the day I have hardwood floors.
Bedding is the same stuff I've had on my bed for a loooong time. A white duvet from (this is getting redundant), Target. I love it because it's actually simple to wash and keep clean, believe it or not :) The throw pillows are from, yea. You know where.
Curtains are a 2 pack for $14 from Tuesday Morning. If you don't have one of these stores, it's basically a hodge-podge of things you never know if you'll find again.
|went with again, something light and airy, gray paisley design.|
Ok. I think that's it.
Much better, don't ya think?
You know where to find me.