Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fun in the bedroom

No, not that kind. :)

The decorating kind! We've spent so much time on other areas of the Neglected Nest that we've neglected one of the most important spaces: our bedroom. It's where we unwind after our hectic days, and it's where we start our hectic days. Shouldn't it be a beautiful, functional refuge? We've decided to start answering that question with a "yes"!

Wall color is BM's Satin Sheets

We LOVE our Pottery Barn duvet set, "Floral Vine"

We've been leaving the windows bare to expose the white wood blinds and pretty trim that's original to the house. It's been so much easier waking up in the morning without curtains blocking the sunlight out! We love how fresh it feels.

(This is Birdie's room, but ours has the exact same windows. I just didn't get a "before" shot of ours. Oops!)

Isn't that trim work beautiful? Its one of my favorite things about our Nest.

Even though Mr. Nest and I each have a closet, living with just 1 dresser between the two of us has been impossible. So we found this one on Craigslist for $50 (but haggled him down to $45 because the condition was rougher than expected).

Yikes, right?!

Well, after a major sanding, 2 coats of primer, and 3 coats of BM's Fennel Seed paint, and 2 coats of poly, I'm thrilled with the results!

There are a ton of glass knobs out there, and we went a few rounds on which ones to get. In the end, I'm so happy we went with these (Mr. Nest's pick!). 

So I'm going to start working on our old one to match. It's amazing how similar the styles of them are!

I'm going to find something to do with these old knobs.

The new ones are going to look great!

I love how old and worn and dark our dresser has gotten over the years. But it's falling apart and needs a lot of TLC. I also think the room will look more cohesive if both dressers match, so it's getting painted. 

One more time-



We still have lamps to makeover and a new rug to lay down, but we're already feeling great in our "new" space. Can't wait to reveal the finished room! Redecorating = bedroom fun!

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Debbie said...

Looks so fresh and new again! Love the pottery barn duvet, so spring like!~ Come check out my first giveaway, very easy one at that:)

Kacey said...

It's amazing what a coat of paint can do! Love those curvy lines.

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

That PB bedding is one of my fav's! When I started to redo my bedroom, I saw it for the first time, but it was on clearance and the size needed was gone. Boo. Great job on the dresser redo!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a pretty piece and the plan for your room looks awesome. I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Wow, we have a LOT in common! The furniture re-do is GREAT! Following you! ;)

Jill said...

Beautiful! I love the color you used on the dresser, I have the same one from when I was little but I decided to distress it about 10 years ago (didn't know what I was doing) and tore it up. Ah, what could have been....