Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My new bedroom

It is finally here. I got the final picture in the frame, and now I have a master bedroom that I love.

At the beginning of April I posted my before shots. I had just set out to do a bedroom redo without spending gobs of money. Here is my before:

and here is my after (with a hidden Brady. Do you see him?):

You can go here if you want to see all the before pictures.

Here are the details.

The room color is Rocky Mountain Sky by Behr. In real life it seems just a tad more blue. The dresser and nightstands are the Hemnes line from Ikea. I love their clean look. The bedding is from Home Goods. I kept going there over and over until I found it. I found the comforter in one trip, and coverlet in a separate trip. The lamps are another Ikea find. Dan actually found them there, and I love them.

Over the bed I hung these 3 Target frames. The pictures are ones I have taken on different vacations. Not only do I think they are beautiful, but they have wonderful memories.

We just got the new tv, which will eventually hang on the wall. (We still haven't moved the old one.)

Here is the awkward 4th wall. I hung a picture I have had lying around forever and got the storage bench from Target.

Curtains from Ikea. Chair and table are my Cragislist finds. Both got a coat of paint, and I recovered the chair cushions.

When I got rid of the bookshelves, I condensed down my book stash. But I like that I can have a small one on my nightstand. And the one thing I don't like about the nightstands--nowhere to hide cords.

Close up of the photo shelves. The shelves were the splurge in the room. I showed Dan the PB catalog to give him an idea of what I wanted. He went out and bought them. I know if I waited I could have found something else that would work for less, but I do love them. The frames are mostly Ikea. One is Walmart, and one was on sale at PB.

I know a lot people say keep your kids out of your bedroom. I was planning on doing that. But as I searched for artwork to put in this space, I found nothing that I loved. I suddenly thought, why search for something I love when what I love most is my family? I am glad for my decision.

And finally, this is what was going on while I was taking pictures:
Gotta love it.


erin j bailey said...

Angela, I love it!! Very PB-esque. The pictures don't do the color on the walls justice though. I fell in love with the color when you showed me.

Stephanie said...

I love your new room!! We must have similar taste as our wall bedroom wall color is very similar and I also have white bedding. You inspire me to get the rest of the room done. :)

I also really like the idea of putting pictures up of where you've been. Very cool.

Michele and Wyatt said...

I love It! It looks like it should be in magazine. It's beautiful! Good work.

T Fowler said...

Very pretty!

Speers Family said...

Wow! Very impressed!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

How inspirational! Makes me want to re-do our room!

Rachel said...

Oh I love it! It looks so serene and relaxing...

Relatively Ririe said...

It's been way too long since I've snooped your blog! I love your room, first of all, the boys are absolutely adorable and Mia is dying to see them. And we miss you guys tons! John was walking by and asked what I was doing, when I told him that I was snooping your blog, he asked "Mia's boyfriends?" : )