Thursday, February 28, 2013

Master Bedroom: Details (Part 2)

All righty, part two. Here we go! (If you missed part one of the details of the master bedroom, you can catch up here and here.) Let's talk about the bed. The bed, Mitch's nightstand, and my dresser along with an additional armoire and chest were some of the first pieces of furniture we had. Actually even before we were married, (maybe even engaged??) I was working a few nights/weekends at a furniture store that my friend's mom owned. We worked out a deal. Instead of getting a paycheck, I'd work for furniture. So I (and even Mitch worked a little while) earned all our bedroom furniture this way. We ordered this set because I thought it just looked manly. I didn't want delicate-looking furniture in our bedroom since that's obviously a shared space. Do you know what I mean? I didn't want it to look too girly in our master. So...we got this. BUT it came unfinished and these were way before our DIY days and we really didn't have a clue as to how to stain/finish furniture. (I didn't even sand the pieces before I stained them!) But somehow we managed and got all the pieces stained and coated with poly. Just don't look too hard at them...you may see a drip mark here and there:/


Sheep skins are from a thrift store. I was going to get the ones from Ikea, but then found these and I think I paid $22 for both. Score. They're so stinkin' soft and such a treat for our feet!


My nightstand I found at a thrift store probably about a year ago for $25. I love the marble topped table and love that we have different nightstands to break up the look a bit. These two work great together since they're the same height. The matching lamps I found at another thrift store. Mitch and I were driving by one day and I saw these blingy lamps in the window. I went back the next day and bought them. 


I adore these vintage lamps! Inside the glass ball is a nightlight that I turn on every evening. I love how the ball glows and glistens.


The bedding is made up of mostly second-hand finds. The greenish blue blanket on top is Ralph Lauren that I got from GW, the comforter at the foot of the bed is from Pottery Barn that I got at a yard sale. You can read about the Ralph Lauren blanket here. And the Euro shams I picked up at the PB Outlet. The two white pillows in front, I cheated. I need to get covers for them. I just chucked a linen curtain panel over both of them for this photo shoot...ghetto, I know:/ And the Imperial Trellis lumbar pillow is a fave. I scored that puppy from Windows by Melissa. It was in the clearance section and I was so excited I happened upon it. (For those not familiar with this particular fabric, it's like a bajillion dollars a yard...it's designer fabric that I got for super discounted.) I originally had it on our navy blue living room couch (it looked fabulous against the blue) but decided to keep it in our room for safe keeping. With three boys in the house, things tend to get destroyed:/


The blanket chest was a gift from my parents for my 16th (I think) birthday. We called it a hope chest and I filled it with things that I collected for my "one day" house. It was the perfect gift for this decorating-lovin' girl. At one time, I had boxes of dishes stashed away in there and other little trinkets I picked up. But the top of the chest had been all scratched up. I could have refinished it, but who has time for that? So I slapped some paint on that puppy and now she's sportin' a whole new look.


The gallery wall was a DIY project that I'll cover in another post. You won't believe how much it cost to make that wall-full of art:)


The curtains are the Ritva ones from Ikea. I absolutely love them. They have nice weight to them, they come really long so you can hem them to the exact size you need, and they are sold by the PAIR, which is not common these days. Oh and they're only $35. On the bay, I used two panels per side to make them more full and on the windows flanking the bed, I liked the look of one panel swept to the side. The ring clips are from Ikea--that's a great way to hang curtains! The curtain rods I got super discounted at the Pottery Barn Outlet. I think they were already marked down, then another 70% off that price or something ridiculous like that. They originally came with a palm leaf finial but we swapped it out with a DIY version. I'll do another post on that;)

Chairs we already had. Actually ripped them out of the living room to stick in here. I needed some additional seating in here since we had this huge space of nothingness. This is the area that took the longest for me to figure out. Actually it wasn't until this area was done that I felt confident sharing this space with you guys. I even emailed Joan from For the Love of a House to get her opinion (and she gave a thumbs up to the window seat idea). 


A handmade basket functions as our hamper. I love the quirky crookedness of it. Picked it up for $5 at a thrift store.

 

The Audubon print was a Christmas gift from Mitch. And the one under that is an antique watercolor. (sorry about the glare) The chair I picked up for a couple bucks at an auction. And the white lamp was a thrift store find. I paired it with a red lampshade that I got at a yard sale.


Is that it? I think...maybe?? I'll show you guys the inside of our wardrobes another time. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in a comment. Someone did ask where the barn door leads to...the MASTER BATH!! Guys, I'm really excited to show you that space. We have some odd and end things to tie up, then I'll have that reveal.

11 comments:

  1. I enjoy all the details. I know what you mean about the shared space not looking too girly . . . mine SURE does. It's hard to balance out that space. You've achieved it beautifully. I'll be working on it . . . maybe :)

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  2. thanks for sharing how you finsihed your room. I seriously love it. What is your go to thrift store?

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    1. Well Goodwill is up there on the list, but also local thrift shops. I haven't met a thrift store I haven't liked!

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  3. I LUV the grouping of Botanicals, and any man must feel right at home with the duck print. I think you've done a stellar job of ying & yang.

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  4. Your bedroom is beautiful! When can I move in? I'm your newest follower, found you at TT&J.

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  5. I think your furniture is really pretty and classic. It is hard to acheive that without antiques which I am sure your furniture will one day become. When I was in college I worked at a furniture store. It was a lot of fun and I'll never forget that new furniture smell.

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  6. The big rug under your bed- is that also second hand? I need to get something similar for under our bed...

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    1. Craig's List find! Where would we be without CL?

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