It all started with two bedside tables.
And when Kim refinished two quirky bedside tables, she wanted a new monogrammed pillow. And when Kim made a new monogram pillow, she wanted new curtains. And when she put up new curtains, she wanted new fabric to cover the headboard. And when Kim got new fabric to cover the headboard, she also needed another accent pillow.
And when it’s all said and done, she’ll want another bedside table. (Kidding. I love the tables. Henry and I have just been reading “If you give a moose a muffin” a lot. And I like to write in the third person. Doesn’t it make me sound important? No? Moving on.)
So, here’s where I ended up after my mini bedroom update.
The curtains were actually hand-me-downs from my mother-in-law. She was selling them in a yard sale and when they didn’t sell, I swiped them. I plan to use them in the barn, but they also go really well in the bedroom. (They don’t block light as well as the brown velvet drapes, but it feels a lot lighter with them. It’s a good trade-off.)
When the tables were done and the curtains hung, I realized that I really didn’t like the tan fabric on the headboard anymore. I looked through my (embarrassing large) fabric stash and nothing grabbed me. So, Henry and I took a Sunday morning detour to Joann’s and browsed. I was wanting to find a grey/blue/grown IKAT fabric. Instead, I came home with an orange medallion print. Reasonable.
When I spotted the print, I immediately thought of my friend Sara at Russet Street Reno. Her master bedroom is fabulous in orange and blue.
So, I did what I do best – I shamelessly copied her color scheme. Hopefully she’s flattered and not creeped out that I remembered her bedroom in the aisle at Joann’s. 😉
I chose a quilting cotton for the headboard. At $8 at three yards, I figured it was worth the cost. I didn’t want to permanently attach the fabric in case I got bored with it. So, I just tucked it around the DIY upholstered headboard I made back in 2009. It was simple and this way, I can wash the fabric and use it as a quilt backing later.
At the fabric store, I ran into my friend Nici who clued me into the greatness of the Gordman’s pillow section. How have I never known how many pillows Gordman’s has? I feel like this is a secret that was kept from me intentionally by my husband. It’s a conspiracy, I’m sure of it.
Technically, my 2014 goal of fighting the norm would tell me that I don’t need a pillow. It was an internal battle in the pillow aisle. But I finally decided that I could spare $12 for this pretty orange pillow.
Shall we take a little trip down master bedroom lane?
In 2010, when we purchased the house. (I like to include this photo for shock value.)
When Ryan saw the pictures, he told me that it was “too nice to be our house.” I consider that a compliment. I think.
And to think, it all started with two cheap little side tables?
This phrase is really fitting. The bedroom has become a really happy place. I’m pleased with how far it has come.
What do you think?
Linking to the Before and After party at Thrifty Decor Chick.
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