Should it stay or should it go?

As mention in my last Falling for Fridays post our master bedroom just doesn’t feel right.  We bought this bedding on clearance online when we upgraded to our king sized bed and I’ve never really loved it.  I thought it looked bright and airy and I liked the ‘plumpness’ of it.  Turns out it reminds me more of camo colors than anything else and the pillow covers (shams & euros) lost their look after one wash.  No matter how I ironed & starched I couldn’t get the edges crisp and full again and it just looked dumpy.

Bed before:

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Then I found a king-sized comforter set at Target on clearance that I really liked and picked it up for our guest bedroom.  It stayed up there for a few months and I kept wishing it was in our master (because, you know switching them would have been sooooo hard).  I didn’t think the cream & grey-brown would go with our current paint color (SW Silvermist) which I love.  And no, repainting wasn’t an option because I’m pretty sure Matt would have laughed in my face if I mentioned it (we just paid to have this room professionally painted nine months ago).

And then I saw this picture that gave me confidence:

Master Bedroom Retreat, I Chose The Gray/Blue And Brown Colors With A Blue And Grey Bedroom Ideas For Men Or Boys Modern Furniture Design

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I was striping the upstairs beds to wash the sheets after some guests left when I finally decided to just try it.  And then I kicked myself for not doing it long ago.  Because it’s just so much better.  The colors play really nicely together (who knew) and I think I can finally see a vision for this space that I just didn’t have before.

 

Bed after:

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There is still much that needs to be done but it’s an improvement.

I still want to do the following things in this space:

  • get a new bed skirt
  • re-upholster the headboard or build a bed frame
  • thrift & re-finish two night stands (the current white one will move upstairs, the other is a laundry hamper)
  • thrift & re-finish two dressers (a tall one to replace the wooden shelving which will be stained & move to the living room, and a long one to replace the current dorm dressers which will be saved & painted for future kiddos)
  • replace the curtains? (more cream-colored?  move the current ones upstairs?)
  • repaint the initials over the bed frame?  change the art out?
  • add silver/glass lamps

And here is my first ‘mood board’ (please forgive my pretty pathetic editing skills)

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Have you ever ‘shopped’ your house to work with what you have?  Did you believe something would never work until you saw it with your own eyes?

 

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‘Falling for’ Fridays

Just a little look into the things I’m ‘falling for’ these days…

#1: This TV show…

Fixer Upper is our new addiction!  Chip and Joanna are such an adorable couple and I love watching them transform these old houses into gorgeous homes.  Also I want Joanna to come help me decorate my house, I LOVE her style.  And I want to hang out with them, I think we would have a lot of fun 🙂 (why is Texas so far away?  SIGH)  My favorite thing about this show is just how upbeat it is – even through the unexpected messes & problems of renovation these two keep their cool and everyone seems to genuinely love what they do.

 

#2.  These stripes…

aqua and white striped bathroom

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I want to do this look in my laundry room.  Thick chunky aqua and white stripes.  I’m thinking of doing the entire wall behind the appliances a solid color and stripes everywhere else.

 

#3:  These flowers…

Limelight hydrangea

Limelight Hydrangeas are nothing new but I still love their look.  I want to put these in the long back bed we just mulched along with maybe some pale pink Knockout Roses like the ones below?

 

#4: This bedroom…

Master Bedroom Retreat, I Chose The Gray/Blue And Brown Colors With A Blue And Grey Bedroom Ideas For Men Or Boys Modern Furniture Design

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It’s been hard to create a gender neutral bed room that both Matt and I love (okay, okay, his idea of ‘love it’ just means no pink or flowers).  The bedspread we have now is okay but I found some new bedding on clearance for our guest room and I’m contemplating switching it out with what’s currently in the master.  Our walls are already a similar grey and the spread is white with brown leaves (like the shams in this picture) so I’m thinking I can make it work.

 

#5:  These jars…

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My friend Brooke collects these beauties.  We were over at her apartment the other night and she has them lined up on display above her kitchen cabinets.  Brooke has amazing  taste in decorating and I love her unique ideas… now I want to start my own collection!

 

So that’s what I’m falling for this week!  What are some of the things you’re falling for?

 

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