Friday, November 9, 2012

Master Bedroom Mini-tour

round button chicken

If your bedroom decor is still less than satisfactory despite 26 years of marriage, don't despair!  Our bedroom has been a sadly neglected "work in progress" for many years.  The babies have been out for quite a few years, so I've been trying more, but it still seemed to be an attic of sorts---where we would pile all the stuff that needed to go to Goodwill (in a month or more, when I finished decluttering the whole house).  Little by litte, though, I've been working on making our bedroom a special place, where it is safe to awaken and not be faced by a ton of junk weighing you down before your feet (or knees) hit the floor!  And we can go to bed without a lot of stuff

Thanks to the miracle that is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I've painted the hideous, dark, heavy furniture that I got from my mom.  It lightens the room considerably and makes me so much happier to be in there!

 We're not matchy-matchy here, which is good, because that generally requires a lot more money. You can't collect things a little at a time which is what we tend to do when our priority is family, as opposed to decorating.  I suppose if I had pressed the issue, we could have gotten new bedroom furniture at some point (and probably put it on a credit card), but it just never seemed to be important compared with feeding and clothing our blessings.



Happy is definitely my giant down comforter that I got for Christmas a couple of years ago.  And then the flannel duvet from Lands End (on clearance!) is the icing on the cake.  It is so cozy and warm, which is great because our bedroom over the garage is NOT.  I really enjoy the look of the not matching pillows, duvet, and dust ruffle.  

I think I got the yellow toile for the dust ruffle at Walmart for $1 yard.  I made the box-pleat ruffle myself which was very easy.



Real is the fact that I haven't gotten around to painting dh's dresser because it doesn't seem to bother me anymore.  There's the clutter on and around it, and  my shoes that need to be put away.  On top of the trunk you can see my daughter's new bicycle.  You can't?  Oh, it's next to the Shamwow and duster waiting to be taken to the bank.

A big Thank You to Auntie Leila for encouraging women to focus on their womanly gifts and making their homes warm and welcoming!


  1. You certainly have your priorities straight AND you have beautiful furniture! After 22+ years of marriage, my husband & I still battle the "stuff" around our feet & knees. I have a few "dark" furniture pieces (hand-me-downs) that I've been wanted to nerve & no time. But you've inspired me! I have always had the eclectic-look going - now, by choice.

  2. You are right -- who needs matching furniture! Little by little, a little prettier every day :)
    Love your duvet :)


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