5.28.2010

New Year's Resolution: New Bedroom


Back on December 31, 2009 I decided to make a goal for the year - one that I could achieve, maintain, and be excited about. I thought we desperately needed a bedroom makeover, and this would be the PERFECT way to get myself (and vince) motivated to take on the task. So from January until April - I planned, shopped, measured, and prepared for the weekend of April 24th when this magical transformation would take place.

First let's discuss the problems/challenges of our existing bedroom - complete with visuals, that I'm ALMOST too embarrassed to show....we have an obnoxiously large tv (which is another story) in our bedroom, it was the first thing you saw when you walked in, which sat on a piece of furniture that belongs in a garage - bleh.

Secondly...my ghetto-rific "vanity" - which essentially was an IKEA computer desk with a mirror mounted above it. vince and i both hated how my stuff was all out on diplay, I had little storage, and it just looked awful. super sophisticated, i know. as a side note - halas the dog is so pretty!

Thirdly....although I loved the color on the walls, I struggled finding bedding that coordinated with the wall color & the white furniture....it is a tricky combination for sure...i think the wall color would have looked better furniture that was made of actual wood...

Easter weekend vince and I went to IKEA, purchased a few key pieces of furniture to go along with the new items that I previously gathered for the room....so we were all set! For the walls we decided to go with Restoration Hardware's "Cappuccino" in subtle velvet...the paint is simply phenomenal...low VOC and the coverage is amazing!

so now for the fun stuff....here is a shot of the after....we did a little rearranging so now when you walk in our bedroom, the focus is on our bed, with our beautiful bedding from Restoration Hard (Italian Cypress Paisley in Azure) We love it! Various shades of blue all swirled together into a medley of ahhhh! We put up some white plantation blinds...which I absolutely love! We bought a new mirror chest, which acts as my vanity...it is great because I now have storage for all of the stuff that would sit on top of the old "vanity"...


the obnoxious tv now sits atop of a new dresser for vince's stuff...it is not such an eyesore, as it sits against the wall where the door is located. paddington approves of this new dress, it is the perfect place for him to perch. we are thrilled with the transformation....the white, tan, blue combo is so soothing. we love how comfortable and easy it feels....i think it looks like a room at a beach cottage.



The makeover has definitely inspired us to "rethink" the other rooms in our little space...the whole process was so fun and challenging! Wonder what we will do next?

casey

1 comment:

Jenny and Matt said...

Ahhhhhhh I LOVE IT! Love the blog, love this post, love the wedding photo, and love your background color scheme. Can't wait to stalk you, Vince, and the animals. HOORAY!!!