Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The before pictures~ My bedroom is in the process of getting a makeover!
Hope you are all having a great week!
I wanted to share a few BEFORE pictures of my bedroom.
I am currently in the process of changing this room around.
These are photographs from a couple of weeks ago.
I actually am not going to tell you what I changed just yet.
I found two items for a great deal, and
I actually had planned to use it in another room, well as soon as I got home with them, I knew they had to go in here( my bedroom).
So I thought I would share the before pictures, because I actually had intended on posting about my bedroom here soon.
So this was how my bedroom was arranged before the weekend trip to the coast.
You can be the judge and tell me if you like the before or the after photographs later on.
You might notice I have boots on my dresser. Well I love to use my boots as props. I figure if you are going to pay that much for something you my as well get two uses out of it. My kids don't quite understand my philosophy.
I have had this dresser for over 10 years. It is a 1950s American made, maple dresser that I sanded and painted white. It is made to look french. I also added glass knobs that I purchased off of ebay. It used to have a mirror attached.
I didn't like the mirror so I took it off.
I love this dresser it is very sturdy.
The best part is I bought it from a family friend for practically nothing.
This antique french basket is filled with lavender pillows that were made by my sister from vintage french linens. I have so many lavender pillows, I can't even tell you how many. I don't think you can ever have too many lavender pillows.
I even filled the anthropolgie linen bag (that they give you with your bill in it)
with lavender. It is the bag with the yellow string.
My light blue bedding came from Anthropologie. Well I haven't bought new bedding for our bedroom for years. I couldn't decide what I wanted. I have always thought I would end up buying a white duvet. Well last year I signed up to be an Anthro member (it is free) and you might be lucky and get something from them when your birthday rolls around. Well I did get lucky and got a 20% off card in the mail for my birthday from Anthropologie. So I went to Anthropolgie with intent to purchase some bedding.
I have always liked this design.
I think it is a little bit modern and has a younger feel.
Part of me wanted something white and neutral, but then part of me wanted something a little different.
It is called the cirrus bedding and was on clearance. I am not sure if it still is!
I know what you are all thinking... What does the cowboy in the house think.
Well lets just say he loved it in the bag. He said he really liked the color.
He even liked it on the bed, that is when it was on the wrong side~the smooth side.
I wish I had a camera to capture his expression when he saw it put together properly.
He basically shook his head and said you have got to be kidding me!
NOPE... I wasn't kidding.
To break it up a bit, I added a vintage french monogrammed sheet, a grain sack and a comfy throw. This made a big difference in getting my husband's approval!
After all I do have his cowboy hat on display.
Kind of a compromise right???
I can't show you too much because it isn't finished.
Below is a sneak picture of what I brought home....
Can You guess what I changed???
To be continued...............
Please come back Friday night, I have a great guest who will be filling in for me.
I know you all love her as much as I do.
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Posted by Dreamy Whites at Wednesday, April 21, 2010