Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Working on Guest Bedroom #2...

A little change took place recently...

Anyone want to guess what it was?

Yep, you got it.  The master bedroom bedding moved on up to the east side (or upstairs).

Why would I move this beloved bedding to a guest bedroom when I absolutely LOVE it?  See the picture below for the answer...

This bedding is easily one of the hardest to pair with a paint color (look at all of those swatches!).  I was really ready to bite the bullet and paint our bedroom and bathroom this summer, but I was completely and totally stuck on a color.  And when I thought one might work, I realized I didn't really like it in the bathroom or I wasn't sure if it worked color-wise off of the accent wall in the living room (because the bedroom is visible from the living room).  It was an endless cycle of paint swatches and second-guessing.  Why did I fight it so long?  Because I LOVE this bedding and had spent moo-lah on it.  Duh. 

But then the IKEA bed became...well...a real bed, and I began to wonder about the possibility of this bedding in that room.  I took my chance to see how things looked when Andy was out of town a week or so ago.  I knew better than to move stuff around with him home--too many questions I couldn't yet answer.  Long story short (er), I really liked the casual feel of the bedding with the uber-casual feel of the bed, so a change was made. 

Do I now magically know what paint color should go on the walls in this room with the bedding?  Nope.  But the very fact that this room is not the master, makes me feel a lot more laid back about the decision.

What have I done in the master about bedding?  Never fear, my tutoring money came to my rescue (as did West Elm...again), and we already have replacement bedding.  You might be a bit surprised at my choice.  More to come on that later.


In other news, the Boze-inator has been busy in his workshop (AKA--the garage) creating a set of nightstands for either side of the IKEA bed.  I have to tell you, this whole "let me just build you something" option is working out very nicely for me.  I am so excited about his latest creation...

The end table is laying on it's side, but I think you get the idea.  It has paneled sides and a paneled top--very cute.  It's a copy of a Restoration Hardware plan.  I'm thinking about a dark walnut-ish stain.  Hopefully I won't mess up his work!

As of tonight, he was sanding the boards that would make up the top, so he is nearing the end.  However, as soon as he finishes, he will be working hard on a twin.  A girl just has to have a pair if possible!  Build, Andy, build!

Hopefully updates on this room to come!

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