Sunday, December 6, 2009

I want to thank you all again for all your suggestions for the bedroom! I have pulled a few things together and WOW! You were definitely right about the nightstands~

Before we get down to Masterbedroom business, I want to share a picture of Wren's future comforter that I mentioned last week. I got a lot of emails and comments asking about it thanks to the incredible sale price of $20, so here she is:


Cute, huh? I like that it has a masculine vibe to it so it will contrast well with a couple flowery pillows and the rest of Wren's room. Now it has to sit in the closet for little while longer until she is ready to move to her big girl bed someday.

As for the bedroom, I shuffled this mirror and dresser into place in an effort to balance out the window issue. We are adding a window in the kitchen when our reno happens so I am going to ask the contractor about adding one in here too eventually, but for now this makes a HUGE improvement! (yet again, all thanks to you!)


Now that it is done and in place I LOVE this dresser, but the day I picked it up we were worst enemies. I saw it pop up as I was browsing craigslist for only $15! When I called about it I knew that at that price it wouldn't last long so I said I would pick it up right away. It was halfway across town, and I never pick up anything without Sean and his truck but in this situation I thought my SUV would be fine. When I got there the owner and his son did all the heavy lifting but would not really shove it in the cargo area far enough. They were convinced that they would snag the carpet or something so they just half closed the trunk and used one of those bungee cords with hooks to hold the trunk down.


All was going well until I was about to merge onto the freeway when suddenly the trunk flies up, while I'm driving!!! My heart just about jumped out of my chest. So I pull over, at rush hour, on Friday to figure out what to do. When I get back there I see the cord is still attached, it just stretched or something so I go to unhook it when it snaps back and the hook slices my thumb open from the nail down to the knuckle. Great, now there is blood gushing all over this thing and my car and I am scrambling to get going again. The only thing I had on hand to wrap my thumb with is one of Wren's diaper wipes, which is stinging the hell out of me due to the fragrance and alcohol....

Finally someway, somehow I tie it all up and make it home. I refused to even look at the darn thing for a month I was so mad at it. But here we are 3 months later and I think we are close to being back on speaking terms again.


Now I am looking for some window coverings and a rug, but I think we are in the home stretch!
I have another exciting addition (a fabulous antique loveseat I am having slipcovered) that will go against the wall opposite the bed and then I think we will be done!

36 comments:

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Looks great! The mirror really helps balance out the window!

Jesse said...

It looks beautiful! Really does balance out the window.

Janis said...

LOVE IT!!! The mirror looks amazing, great job. Was wondering what colour you used for your wall, I'm on paint #3 for our room and am soooooo frustrated....I swear my husband is going to move into the spare room soon ;-)

Julie said...

It looks so much more balanced now. Nice job!

Mary said...

Holly, they look fabulous! They are just what you needed! Can't wait to see the loveseat! ~mary~

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I love it next to your bed...so sorry about your sliced thumb though, yikes!

Loving Wren's comforter. Darling!

And I've been meaning to tell you...just because I think it's kind of a fun coincidence...my younger sister is named Holly and my nickname is Wren. Great names! ;-)

Vintage Junky said...

ouch! I have had those moments, but what a piece and what a deal! love it!

Michelle

Beach Vintage said...

I love the dresser to, it is amazing!

Rebecca said...

Holly your room looks stunning! I love how it all came together! The mirror balances out the window perfectly!!! It looks so clean and cozy!!!

Rebecca said...

I totally forgot to say....I can't believe what happened to your poor thumb!!! Oweeee!!! I definitely would have caused an accident if I were in that same situation!!

Mrs. Dew said...

Holly you never cease to amaze me! It looks amazing!

mrso' said...

so much better! love it. great job holly!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Wow, your room is looking absolutely fantastic. Just stunning. That gray wall makes the room to die for. :-)

knittingknirvana said...

The mirror works REALLY well to balance out the window. Nice!

Amanda said...

Holly, I'm running out of nice things to say. Or unique ways to say 'that looks fabulous'. :) I asked Santa (and his helpers) for Tagret gift cards so that I can make that shabby chic bedding mine. Love. Btw, the Christmas decor looks so beautiful. I'm regretting not taking hubby up on his offer of doing teal and blue this Christmas. I'm already looking forward to next year's decorating.

As for Wren's big girl bed blanket... Oh. My. Goodness. I will be searching high and low for that for our little man's room... does it have a style name?

Annie said...

The new nightstands are fabulous! I really think they were the missing key! I can't wait to see the new loveseat - it will be divine. As always - great job!

Jen said...

This looks Fabulous! And so luxurious! The mirror is perfect and I love the color of it. Another job well done. I wish I could keep my nightstands so tidy. Mine are covered in books, magazines and the random Transformer or Polly Pocket.......

Tim & Tamara said...

It looks incredible! The mirror balances the window so WELL.

My two cents though? I desperately want to go find some kind of old pearly or silver or gem broach and attach it to the center of your dark round UO pillow! I think it would look amazing if you found something like that and stuck it on there. :)

Amanda said...

Holly- I found it! I am too ecstatic for words! What a find....

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Breeanna said...

I seriously check your site everyday! I love how you paint your furniture... Thank you for all your tips!!!
Have a Merry Christmas with your family!!

Breeanna
www.simplyelegance.org

customerservice said...

what a great idea to use the mirror to balance out the window, and the cabinet/dresser look perfect beside the bed...love it all!

icandy... said...

What a beautiful space, Holly! You've done a fantastic job!
Happy day!
Christina :)

Michelle said...

Love the nightstands and grey mirror!! Exactly what that wall/room needed!! Oh and Wren's future bedding...love!!!

Kristin said...

Holly,

Your bedroom looks absolutely lovely!! Not that I would expect anything less-- :)

I am in the process of changing our daughter's room from her crib to a true toddler/little girl room, but am at a total loss as to where to take it. Need to find some inspiration!!

Blessings to you!
Kristin

Erin said...

Everything looks amazing Holly! I do love the mirror. Awesome job as always! :)

The Barrick Times said...

Hi Holly! You may have mentioned this elsewhere on your site, but I've been searching for that EXACT color charcoal that you have in your bedroom. Would you mind sharing what color and brand of paint you used? Thanks!

Jess said...

Still waiting to see a pic of your tree :) Maybe even a pic of sweet baby Wren by her tree...? :)

The master bedrm looks all kinds of greatness! I am still loooving that charcoal wall!

carol said...

Wow your bedroom is stunning !!Iove your headboard if you dont mind me asking where did you get it ??

laChiclife said...

love the different nightstands!! It made a huge difference and the mirror is gorgeous.

Red Door Home said...

Just found your wonderful blog. Love everything and can't wait to see more!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your room is so great, nicely balanced! Love the addition of the mirror. Yikes on the story of getting your new dresser home.:)
Lidy

Tiffany said...

Looks great.

Lemon Annie said...

I have been reading your blog for well over a year and I have never left a comment, but your charcoal wall has inspired me to do so. I think that your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous! I know you have since posted that you do not like it and are going to repaint it. I just wanted to let you know that it has inspired me to do a similar color palette in my own master bedroom. I am not usually drawn to cool colors, but have since changed my mind since viewing this room. Would you mind sharing with the rest of us exactly what color of paint and the brand you used for the feature wall?

Thanks!

Savvy Addy said...

Anyone ever find out the fab beddings' name?

Love you Holly - XOXO

Trish said...

Please comment the charcoal paint color on your walls.

Thanks.

 
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