Monday, January 18, 2010

Master Bedroom Part 1 - The Plan

Okay, like I mentioned before, I'm planning on finally decorating our master bedroom.  I'm so excited about this and I can't wait to have it done.  My deadline is Valentine's Day and since I would really like to surprise Andrew with this I've got to figure out a way to play it cool.  I've already told him that I'm going to paint our room since I cannot reasonably think that I would get the painting and decorating done in one day while he was at work.  Our bedroom has vaulted ceilings and it is going to take me forever to paint I'm afraid, especially with the munchkins at home.  I do think though that if I have everything ready to go that I can get the decorating part done in a day.  So here is my game plan:

-New upholstered headboard (we currently have nothing because Andrew hated my beautiful iron bed frame)
-New bedding - I'm really not sure what to do about this.  I found some beautiful bedding on, but I'm not sure I want to spend that much money.  I haven't seen anything else though that I'm super impressed with.  I guess I'll continue searching and if I don't find anything else I'll order the one from
-New paint - I'm not sure if I want to go with a slightly darker brown color or a lighter tan color (I really don't like the mauve that the previous owners had on the walls)
-Hang window treatments - I found some beautiful window treatments at Target a few months back on clearance for $4.95 a piece.  I was absolutely thrilled since I had been eyeing these for a while.  I got six panels in a gorgeous pewter blue color and one in a chocolate brown.  I only need four panels for my windows.  I'm contemplating what to use the other two for and I think I'll use the chocolate brown for the headboard.
-I would love to hang a pretty chandelier in our room instead of the lovely track lighting that is currently there, but I certainly don't trust myself to do it and I really don't think my hubby would do it even if I asked nicely.  He isn't such a fan of chandelier's... I know, I know, it's horrible!  Things I should have found out before marrying him. :)  Maybe a certain friends husband would be willing to do it if I were willing to help paint their kitchen... wink wink, hint hint.  Oh, I can't even imagine Andrew's face.  It gives me a good chuckle just thinking about it.
-Decorate.  Simple right?  Well I've been slowly collecting things here and there, so I'm just hoping that when it comes time to put it all together that it will come all together.  I have art work, a beautiful mirror, crystal vases just waiting for some flowers, candles and a few miscellaneous decor items.  Here's to hoping.

So now that I've written out my plan I suppose I should start putting it into action.

Here are some beautiful and inspiring photos that I've been looking at while trying to make my game plan.  Enjoy!

I absolutely love this room.  I think I'm going to go with a similar color on my walls, I want dark furniture like this, the window treatments I've chosen are practically the same color and I would love to be able to go with white bedding.  This room is just so soothing and peaceful.

I cannot remember where I found this photo, but I love this room.  That bed just makes me want to climb on in and get cozy.

This is the bedding that I've been eyeing on  Isn't it gorgeous?!?  Again, it makes me want to climb right in.

I found this bedding at Bed Bath and Beyond, but it was definitely way more than I was willing to pay.  I keep wondering if I should attempt to replicate it.  I don't know.  That's a lot of work.  I'm also not sure if I want a solid color or a print.  What do you all suggest?

I can't remember where I found this photo either.  So bad I know.  It was just in my folder.  Anyways, I love that headboard.  I don't want mine quite as tall, but I love the color, the fabric and the tufting.


  1. Hey Shanadie! I'm so excited for your bedroom. So fun! You know, I think that men often enjoy the picture once it's painted, but they don't enjoy the vision. Josiah sometimes questions my ideas, but then really likes them once he can see them. So press on, girl! Pretend like he's going to love it!

    I saw on one of my frugal blogs that is having 75% off bedding clearance. Maybe it's worth checking out?

    Good luck!

  2. I'm guessing that wink wink was directed to me, and I'm sure Scott would be more than willing to help you hand whatever you need hung, just don't tell him Andrew will hate it because that might change his mind :). As far as bedding goes, I LOVE the bedding in the first picture! Was that website selling bedding too or just the bed? I think I need to call you...


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