Back To Basics: Updating The Bedroom! *

So I should probably start off by apologizing. I know I said Wednesday that I would be posting this topic (Thursday) yesterday, and I didn’t. In fact, I attempted to make it one, straight week posting every day and I failed miserably! Oh, and on the one day of the week I work remotely no less. . . It should be the easiest of all the days, unless you of course wake up (as if you really slept to begin with) to a sick baby, a house full of chores and 5 Etsy orders to get out. It’s just been one of those weeks and basically, no time. Paige kept us up all night and I soon realized that she had a killer ear infection, thus requiring me to set a doctors appointment and cancel all pending errands (and said post). We made the best of it and she’s now feeling much better, but I wont lie when I say that I felt a little disappointed in myself for not finding the time. 

But really? Nobody cares if I post photos of my stupid bedroom updates one day later. Nobody is going to lose any sleep over this, especially me (Because it’s a post about a bedroom). On that note, lets roll because I finally fucking LOVE our bedroom and can’t wait to share the results!

Bedroom Update

So when I met my husband years ago, he had already purchased his house. A very responsible purchase for such a care-free 20 something, he was very much a dedicated home owner and it’s where we still live today. While I’m happily adjusted to his humble abode, I have made quite a few changes since my initial introduction of his territory. #AGirlsGottaDoWhatAGirlsGottaDo. While most men suffer from some sort of internal dysfunction as it relates to all things “pretty”, PJ and I actually agree on a lot of decorative compositions and we both seriously love a project! We have similar styles and it creates a very comfortable and collaborative connection when redesigning anything in our home. While he may not completely adore my impulsive “decorative” purchases, he does find joy in the final results. . . .whether or not he deems me crazy in the process.

While we are now married and the house is legally “ours”, I will always consider it to be HIS home- for lots of reasons: I didn’t help purchase it, didn’t get to house hunt (the best part), didn’t decide on location, didn’t select the paint palette and definitely did NOT orchestrate the landscaping.  While it’s an absolutely wonderful house and I truly enjoying calling this home, their will always be little things I try to transform in every attempt to call my own. From hanging art to complete revamps, I always have a project in mind and with no future moves in sight, it’s D.I.Y. from now until the day we decide on our next home together!

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With that I bring you to our master bedroom. The last remaining “blue” room in the house, PJ had been clinging to his boyish walls since the day I moved in. Forever avoiding my “womanly touch” this little bastard would come up with reason after reason why we shouldn’t re-paint the bedroom. . . . or the office. When Paige was conceived and finally deemed a female, her and I together declared the office (soon to be nursery) blue be banished – And yes her vote counted before birth. The bedroom was another story. Finally, 4 years later I’ve successfully removed all blue walls from our home. #Chelsea:1Pj:0. I couldn’t be happier. . .  while on the other hand feeling slightly guilty. . . . Men were sad, pouting ensued, I even believe him and our dog Baxter talked trash about me and the baby ruining the Bachelor Pad for roughly 6 minutes and then finally, the paint went up and the boys shut up. . . . and it was a fucking fab deal! Paige even helped paint, all the while using her limited vocabulary to repeatedly say “Bye Blue”. . . I’m pretty sure it was her tiny way of rubbing salt in daddy’s already open wounds. Either that or she was simply stating facts. #ByeBlue #LoveHer.

So laugh all you want, but this was the only photo (above) I had taken BEFORE the room was finished. Not entirely paying attention, yet aware that I wanted to blog about our revamp, I kinda forgot to take the “Before” pictures. Trust me you aren’t missing out on anything, especially the blue walls. So unfortunately this isn’t a “Before & After”format like I had initially planned but rather a “Come See How Good My Room Looks – Ron Burgundy” format. As long as we are clear on that, may I present to you our new bedroom(!!!): 

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TaDa!! Ok so a little background: We painted the walls a neutral beige (not positive on the color- message me if you want it for sure, I can look), purchased the bed frame from Ikea last summer- The Malm Collection Bed Frame in Espresso and some random Ikea Shelves we turned into a giant unit that encased the bed.  It was a total D.I.Y., the board across the top is a floating shelf and the two towers on each end, well I have NO idea how we figured it would all work, but it did and we love it. Total it ran us under $400.00 for the furniture updates. The dresser at the foot of the room is just an old hand-me-down that was painted black before to match . . . it needs a fresh coat of paint. The round mirror above the bed was a $29.00 purchase from BigLots. I’m not sure if everyone has a BigLots around them. . . I’m seriously sorry if you don’t. I have loved that place since I was 16. We have one a mile away, needless to say, I get in trouble. #SorryNotSorry. The bed set, FREE. #ThankYouWeddingShower and the little mason jars, floral, lamps, wall art, random decor and metal letters ($1.00 each- probably my favorite purchase – stay off my side of the bed!) were all things I had either lying around or purchased from Michael’s (With Coupons Of Course) for a total of $37.00. Paint was probably somewhere around $45. Two gallons with primer included. . . we already had the rollers and all that from many prior projects. So all in all, this room was completely revamped – Just trust me on this one, it was damn ugly before- for just over $500. Super simple and nothing over the top.

I would still like to add some art on either side of the TV and maybe a window topper to match the bed set but for now, it’s pretty much complete. . . and all for a feasible amount of cash! I just love it. . . . not to mention, now that all the rooms are almost identical in color, resale value is at its highest!! #IfWeEverActuallyMove. Can’t wait to nap it up this weekend. New Sheets, New Me!

Have any of you recently remodeled a room? I would love to see how everything turned out!! I’m also in the process of updating my craft room- post to come later!! Happy Friday!

Cheers!

– C

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