Guest Room Ready !

DSC_0026The sun is shining this morning and I am finally snapping pictures of the guest room where the door headboard ( https://homedeco50.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/vintage-door-headboard/ ) found it’s home.

I had ordered the bedding from Ballard Designs back in March and it was on backorder and it just arrived last week. Seems that  black stripe ticking was in hot demand when I placed my order.

I wanted a room that was calming and restful, since it is a bedroom after all. It makes me want to start painting everything in my house and get back to a white pallet and start decorating every room from scratch. That isn’t going to happen anytime soon so I’ll just enjoy this little square of the gray and white trend at the moment.

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Armoire was a pine entertainment center that we had for over 14 years. I painted it with Annie Sloan’s French Linen and we added a new board in the back to replace the cutout for an old tv. New knobs from World Market also added to the makeover. Love how it turned out.

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I am in love with this bedding !

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 I’ve been working on multiple projects and haven’t stopped to post them. I aim to get back to Blogland and post more often.

Hope you are having a wonderful day !

Linda

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Guest Room ‘Spring-ified’

I am making my way through each room getting it Spring-ified and today I will share the guest bedroom update.

To begin with I found the bed frame at World Market on clearance a few years ago for about $150 and it is solid and very well made.

The end table also are World Market items. Lamps are from Target, but they may get replaced soon as I have my eye on some that would look better. Target has great lamps for the money and rival the same “Pottery Barn” look for less quite often. I am sure Pottery Barn hates that but that is a fact that suits me just fine when trying not to blow the budget and get the look for less. All that to say , I am a Pottery Barn fan and have many an item purchased from that beautiful store.

My winter look for the room is a Pottery Barn duvet and shams also purchased a few years ago. Love it for Fall and Winter but when Spring arrives I like to refresh it with Spring green.

Fall/ Winter:

Spring-ified!

I was ready for a change and I picked up the new quilt and sheets at Marshall’s . Got to love Marshall’s when you find a deal.

The bright little rug added for a pop of color was from Pier 1.

I love it when you have good bones for a room (ie: the furnishing and neutral walls) and can mix it up into something new in an afternoon. Speaks to my need to change things up every season.

Come on get Spring-ified!

Linda

My Bed Obsession Confession

I admit it, I have a ‘thing’ about how my bed is made. It may change throughout the seasons but a few critical requirements are still of importance to me.

#1 Crisp clean sheets. Must be changed weekly. Costco has some nice high thread count sateen sheets that wash up beautiful and are very luxurious at a great price.

#2 Feather bed on top of mattress for that sinking into the “nest” feeling. Must also be fluffed weekly.

#3 Duvet or Coverlet must be equally draped on both sides of the bed. When the down comforter is on any lumps in the feather bunching needs to be evened out. ( or at least not too lumpy)

#4There is an order to the pillows. However since I change that frequently it depends on the linens I am using at the moment.

#5 The  quilt at the base of the bed needs to be placed to hang equally on both sides.

I know this is self-imposed order, but it makes me happy. My husband knows this and can make the bed to my standards everytime. Well he has learned how I like it and on a Sunday morning when I am crunched for time getting ready for church the sweet man does his best to make it ‘just so’. We’ve been married for 34 years so he know me well.

Besides the way I make the bed on daily basis I also change the look of it with just a few minor adjustment.  The picture above is how it looks at the moment, however with a change of pillows and losing the feather comforter for the warmer months it takes on a fresh look often.

Sometimes I just change the pillows and the throw.

It has been a process through the years…..

These last pictures are taken years ago and I must admit I like it so much better now.

I thought I also had other pictures of what I do for the summer, but can’t seem to find them. I will share when I freshen it up for warmer weather.

So how do you make up your bed? Pottery Barn layers and  turned down duvet? Or old school bedspread up to the head board and pillows laying flat? Or do you bother to make it at all?

I have to make it every morning, it is like brushing my teeth to me. We all have our ‘things’, this just happen’s to be one of mine.

Have a great Monday ! And “GO MAKE YOUR BED!

Linda