Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bedroom To-Do List

Oh boy. This has been a pretty slow winter over here. I have started and stopped a handful of projects. All the while creating messes all over the house.  Right before Christmas I shoved everything into the bedroom. We had company coming over and I wanted to have the house as "ready" as possible. Believe it or not we are still unpacking things. I thought after Christmas I would get things out of the bedroom and into their proper places. I didn't. I didn't do anything with the bedroom, until today.

Over the weekend we took a family trip to Ikea in West Chester, OH. It was one of the most miserable experiences of all of our lives. It was so crowded. We couldn't get Story into the Playland because of the wait. So she was really upset about that. To make matters worse for her there were no carts left in the store. She had to walk and didn't get to play with her Leap Pad. I had spent weeks talking Jordan into going. (it's a 5 hour round trip and he didn't think it was worth it) So of course he was right and it wasn't worth it. I was freaking out with all the people around. It was impossible to really look at anything in the showroom and people were so pushy in the marketplace. Anyway, the entire trip wasn't a complete bust. We were able to get a handful of things for our bedroom.

After living in this apartment complex for almost nine months I finally have an idea about how I want our bedroom to look. Here is a reminder of what our bedroom looks like.

The plan is to completely redo almost everything in the room. When we lived in North Carolina I wanted the room to be light and airy. The room was so small and didn't get much light. This apartment is different. For starters, it's huge. I would say it's almost double the size. It's too big. I want to do something to try and shrink the size without overwhelming the room with furniture and junk.

Here are a few inspiration photos!


I'm taking away a few things from this photo. I LOVE the headboard and plan on having something similar in our bedroom. We also have the exact same bedding. I also want to get big mirrors to place on either side. 


I absolutely love this color blue. It is amazing! I want something similar if not exact in our bedroom. The plan is to only paint one wall, the one that will have the headboard. I also really like the eclectic look of the frames. We kind of have that look going all over our house. I want to add it to the bedroom as well. Possibly on the wall between the main wall and the windows.


I'm also mildly obsessed with antlers. I have no idea where it came from but I can't seem to get enough of them. I would really like a few as pictured above somewhere in our room. 

I guess the main vibe I'm going for in the bedroom is moody and eclectic with a hint of rustic. I can't wait to really get started on it. We rearranged a few things today and got the big pieces in place. Jordan still needs to build another dresser. 

Here is a complete list of things still left to do.

build dresser
paint new dressers
stain bed
sand and paint old dresser
paint accent wall
replace hardware
build headboard
stain headboard
find mirrors
hang curtain rod for window
hang curtain track for room divider (more on that later)
pick out curtains for window
buy leaning mirror
buy new rug? 

I feel like the hardest thing is going to be staining. I've never done it before and I'm not sure if it's something I can do inside? Or if I have to wait until it's warm enough to do it on the porch.

I am so excited about this room. I have a feeling it's going to be really amazing :) I want to do it all right now!


  1. I think staining will be hard to do on the bed post, everything has to have the original varnish taken off.....What about sanding as well as y can and using a crackle paint for the bed post? just a thought.....but the size of the room is great....I love the thought of having a kind of lounge/ reading area. OH and are you going to move the bed to the opposite wall? If you do all that great work....it would be nice to see that when u first walk in......can"t wait to see the final project....

    1. We actually have a new bed frame that I haven't had a chance to take pictures of. It's an unfinished wooden frame. It's ready for stain or paint. We have already switched the side where the bed is going. It's back next to the closets.

  2. That is a nice big bedroom. I'm sure you are going to do amazing things with all this great space.

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!


    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.


    1. Thanks for letting me know! Just added my favorite post!

  3. I LOVE inspiration photo #1. Bet you could rock that one! I'm here from you link on Makely's facebook page! Always happy to make new friends :o)

    1. Oh my gosh, you should check out her entire room. If I could copy it completely I would! :) I really look forward to getting a move on in this room. It'll be fun.


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