Sunday, August 23, 2009
bedroom redesign... on a budget
after several years of having a hodge-podge master bedroom AND LONGING for a king size bed. we finally began a bedroom redesign. yippee!! here are a few photos of the beginning of the redesign. we still need to get a new dresser and/or paint the existing dresser and hang some artwork. other than that [which is huge] we're well on our way!
as usual, we were on a budget. my husband likes to say "champagne taste with a beer budget". here is a breakdown of my finds and costs....
THE BED... well we fell in love with this bed from z gallerie [see photo below]. it was on sale [for $699] and by the time we got our butts in gear to purchase it, it was sold out. ugh!!!
i scoured ebay and craigslist for the bed, but was unable to snag myself one. damn! so after a few days of A LOT of internet research, I found this bed... very similar and about the same cost of the z gallerie bed [when on sale]. once it was delivered it was fan-freaking-tastic! we love, love, love our new comfy bed! ahhhhh!
THE BEDDING... a very difficult decision. i always dreamed of a beautiful, fluffy WHITE bedding. like a hotel. or more specifically my favorite local hotel... the herrington inn. i once stayed in one of their "river suites" and OMG, the big [dark wood] canopy bed with fluffy white linens was wonderful. the harrington also serves warm cookies and ice cold milk before bed. heaven.
ok. back to the point.
i really wanted a white bedding. got it. but with my crazy household, complete with 2 cats, a dog and a lot of sticky fingers, it seemed impossible. that being said, i went for it anyway. so i wanted to find a really good deal, that way, if i had to replace it, it wouldn't break the bank. here was my solution....
the quilt and shams are from target. you can find them here. i love them and once dressed up with some beautiful pillows. wow!
the white sheets are from ikea. you can find them here. they are very soft and even though inexpensive, better than some of the sheets i've paid an arm and a leg for.
the pillows... oh the pillows. how much do i love the pillows! they are one of my etsy finds from dedeetsyshop called "french rose pillow". find her esty shop here. i bought 2 pillows, but plan on buying more. they're so beautiful!
BEDSIDE TABLES... i was looking for something inexpensive. figuring the bed made a statement, I wanted something understated. originally, i was looking for glass and metal tables, but my husband vetoed that idea. i found these tables on pier 1 for $99. they were on clearance, so they're no longer available. i really like the formal bed paired with casual bedside tables.
LAMPS... the bedside table lamps and lamp shades are from target. here you can find the lamp base. i can't find the shade online... sorry. these are recycled from my previous bedroom and i'm thinking of painting them or changing the shade.
ARTWORK... the artwork [above the bed] may be my favorite part of the entire room! i found them on etsy from focus line art. tracy melton is from knoxville and i love his work. They cost $62.99 for a set of 3. I purchased 4 sets, for a bigger impact.
the room isn't complete.... so i'll post any new additions. as completed.