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.