Ahoy! It has been a while! So much has happened in our house that we have not yet had the time to update, but we will get there. Thanks to Apartment Therapy’s Style Cure, we are back in blogging action.
This year we are attempting the Style Cure again. You might remember when we failed last year, but our hopes are high for this one. We are focusing on something a little more personal this time around; our bedroom.
Just a few months after we moved into our home, we painted the walls a light blue, and plopped our bed on one of those metal frames that come free with a mattress. In the 5 years we’ve been in our house, the bedroom has morphed a few times, but it has never felt finished. This is the way it looked before our style cure began.
There is absolutely nothing pretty about the exposed box spring and the amazing combination of patterns between our sheets, duvet cover, and curtains.
As far as changes go, we knew we wanted to have white walls, a new bed frame, a cushy rug, and possibly new bedside tables and lamps. We also wanted to take out the only dresser in the room, in favor of some built in drawers hidden in our his and hers closets. Oh, and art. We have never actually hung anything on our bedroom walls ever.
Our initial wish list consisted of these beautiful hand-crafted, made-in-USA pieces from Hedge House.
As much as we loved the pieces, they just aren’t in our budget yet. One day…
So, we made a more realistic list. Ben purchased our paint this past friday. We went with Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace again because it worked out so well in our living room. We then went to IKEA on saturday and picked up a Tarva bed frame:
And two of these cushy Alhede rugs:
And a pair of Matilda curtains:
We didn’t buy the Tarva bedside tables because we didn’t really like them, or really any of the night stands at IKEA for that matter. We decided to use the nightstands we currrently have, and I will try to strip them this weekend hopefully. I know they are a light wood underneath because I painted them about 7 years ago, so I think they will match the bed perfectly.
After our fun and expensive trip to Ikea, I got to building our new bed frame, and Ben got to painting.
He got two coats done on Saturday. This is what progress looks like!
The dogs obviously love their new perch.
Within one day of having our new bed frame, I was almost forced to amputate my leg after banging my shin into the edge of the footboard. I think cutting my leg off would have been less painful.
Sunday we were without power because our good friend Lou was installing a new panel in our house. He found some major wiring no-no’s in the process.
This past summer he also installed some recessed lights in our basement too. Can’t wait to share that! Like I said, we have a lot to catch up on.
We are hoping to finish the final coat of paint on our bedroom this week so we can get back on schedule and finish the Cure on time this year. We have decided on one piece of art so far. For my birthday earlier this year, Ben gave me this awesome screen print from thealmightyqueen on Etsy.
I am so excited to finally hang this piece! Moreso, I am really excited about our new space. It’s amazing how small changes can make you fall in love with your home all over again.
Here’s hoping there isn’t another 6 months in between posts!
-B & L & A & Z & K & L