Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Bedroom

I cleaned my bedroom!  I wanted to give you a quick tour before it got messy again.  Our bedroom gets a lot of action and it gets pretty messy pretty quickly.

In the summer time the kids haul their bean bags up and we all watch a movie together.  Sunday mornings the kids wake us up and hang out until hubby and I get up and get moving. {Sometimes the boys make muffins for breakfast and haul everything upstairs so we can have a little picnic in/on our bed.  I have a coffee stain on the flat sheet, but that's okay with me.  It reminds me of that special morning.}

In the winter we have been known to pile up in the bed and watch a movie on Friday night when we are all ready for some together/quiet time.  It amazes me that our teenagers still are willing to hang out with us on a Friday night.  I love our bedroom just because I have so many special family memories of laughing and being together.   

Silly Tip ~ I took the standard sized pillow shams from the bed set, folded them in half length-wise and hung them on the bar the sheers are hanging from.  They made perfect window valances on either side of the bed. Cheap and easy.

One thing I love about living in a super old house is the interesting nooks and crannies.  Our bedroom is shaped like a big cross.  This is my ironing nook.  {I hate ironing and I avoid it all costs!}  But when I can no longer put it off, I love looking out at the trees and listening to the birds. 

Our entertainment and reference center.  I love how neat and orderly everything is here. 

Opposite of the ironing nook is our desk.  It is missing the little ottoman we use as a seat because it is getting a makeover.  More on that later.  We just finished putting this little corner together and I still need a few more pictures of the kids on the wall and shelf.  I am looking for garage sale frames that I can paint black and add black and white photos to.

I would love to say that I get a ton of blog work done here as I had originally planned to do.  But I have to admit, I do most of my work on the couch in the family room in the middle of the ciaos of a busy family.  I guess I am just hardwired to work that way.  But I still love my pretty space that is waiting for me whenever I need to get away from the kids. 

Our little bench used to be yellow.  I found it at a hotel furniture outlet and it was super cheap because it was a horrible yellow plaid.  For now, the bench/coffee table is in the middle of a makeover.  We spend a lot of time on this day bed.  I watch the news here in the morning and sometimes Joel and I get some time to watch a television show together here.  Love this comfy spot.

I made the 'LOVE Matters' before I started blogging.  I dis-assembled a framed poster.  I left the poster in place and painted over the picture with some of the paint I used to paint the walls.  Then I took scrapbook paper and cut out the LOVE.  Matters is free handed with a paint brush and some black acrylic paint.  The whole project was the cost of the scrapbook paper and one tube of black acrylic paint.  {$5.00 total cost!}

I am joining Lipstick and Laundry for Sky Blue Sunday.


  1. WoW... Love your room. I would spend lots of time in there too ( not ironing ) haha. I too dislike that chore. Great wall color thanks for linking up!

  2. It's a beautiful room! So fresh looking and love the fabric.

  3. Thank you for your kind comments. Megan ~ the black daybed is a king size reversible comforter from Wal Mart that I folded in half. ;-) The bed in a bag came from Overstock but they don't have it anymore. Both were good deals. :-)