If you can remember back in the day, Andrew and I were desperately wanting to re-vamp our bedroom. We restored a dresser, and were fortunate to get our night stands as a Christmas gift two years ago. But then, we kind of stopped thinking about it. Other projects in the house were started, like the very much unfinished hallway or trying to get some organization going in our office. I mentioned very briefly in my last post that I’ve been getting really horrid migraines for the last two months. They are chronic, and can last for days. Because of that, I find that I’ve been spending a lot more time in bed and I’m really itching it make it seem like more of an oasis. Let’s face it though, I just want to finish the bedroom so I can have an excuse to get black out curtains. Can you imagine what it would be like to take mid day naps with those bad boys?
When it comes to bedroom inspiration, the main goal is to create an atmosphere that is calm and subdued. Layering gray and white tones seems ideal in this case. With pops of blue, it’ll make for the perfect room. The inspiration fully came from a pair of pillows by Jonathan Adler’s Happy Chic line. We had the lamps from a Pier 1 purchase many moons ago, so at least that is a check off the list! For Christmas, I got many JC Penny gift cards which I could put towards our comforter set (shown below). Once we had the set, it seemed as though everything else was a lot easier to find. RugsUSA.com had a huge sale in February which allowed me to get 50% off an 8 x 10 herringbone pattern rug for the bedroom. The total cost? 136 dollars! There was no way I could pass up such a large rug for such a low price.
Once of the main things that we need to purchase for the bedroom is a new mattress. Right now, we’re rocking a full size bed. We called that “cozy” before, but now with two cats and us all fighting for room on the bed, cozy has now gone to crowded. Because of the size of the room, we really can only get a queen size bed but I think that’ll will be just right! Fingers crossed that we’ll get that purchase taken care of this month, and can really get moving.
The ultimate goal is to tackle one bedroom project a month. Between painting, new fixtures, and buying some large ticket items; it can be a lot to take on. But at least by doing one thing a month, it will help out our budget. More importantly, we won’t get burned out on the project. In the last three years, living in our home, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really easy to get burned out when all you are doing is things for the house. The moment that happens, we end up with a lot of half finished projects! No more half projects here, it is time to divide and conquer at pace that fits our life style as well as our budget. Could this be a facet of maturing? We shall see!
Time to break down with needs to be done & bought:
- Purchase queen size bed
- Purchase headboard
- Purchase new double curtain rods
- Purchase black out liners
- Patch up any holes in the wall
- Paint the ceiling
- Paint the walls a subtle gray color, and repaint any white trim.
- Buy a new fan with a remote (MUST HAVE!)
- Hang new fan
- Hang curtains
- Purchase a bench for in front of the bed with storage
- Replace full length mirror on the back of the door
- Buy accent table and chair for reading nook under window
- Roll out the new rug!
- Purchase baskets that match accent pillows for storage on the night stand shelf
Voila! Just a list of 15 things we need to get rolling on in order to finish the transition. We’ve got quite the collection of pieces being stowed away in the dining room right now, but it will all come together eventually. Oh how I cannot wait to rest in my head in our future bedroom get-a-way.
Any suggestions of what to add to our inspiration board? Let me know!