How do you dress YOUR bed? I must say that I have been guilty of not dressing mine (or making it) at all.
I’ve always had two sets of pillow. Pillows that we sleep on, and pretty pillows that graced the bed on the rare occasion that I actually MADE the bed.
So this is what the bed looked like. Two king size shams, two standard size shams, a euro sham, another standard sham and a decorative pillow. Plus the quilt that was inside of the duvet weighed a ton. So I hated making the bed.
It was a no win situation any way that I went because there were always always pillows to deal with. We also sleep with quite a few pillows.
So finally, I’ve wised up! Maybe it’s wiser or maybe I’m just tired. Either way, the whole situation had to change.
I found a light weight khaki quilt at my Mother’s. Problem one solved.
Then, I went to T.J. Maxx and bought all white sheets and pillow cases.
I made the burlap pillow and borrowed another neutral pillow from somewhere else in the house.
Problem solved! One set of pillows and a nice light weight quilt. There’s only one problem. I actually (and yes I’m crazy) starched and pressed the pillow cases two nights ago before I put them back on. They’re as wrinkled as can be. Not exactly a magazine perfect picture. Then again, how could it be with that HIDEOUS brass bed. I mentioned to hubby just last night that we really really need to get a new bed. Hint hint! He said “but brass is a timeless elegant look” at which point I told him that he was full of poo! And I’m keepin’ it clean for blogging sake!
More neutrals and gold. One of my next projects is to paint the chest a neutral color. Probably cream with tone on tone accents. Per Miss Heather’s suggestion. What do you think about the shelf Heather? Should I paint it too?
These lamps, which were on either side of the bed, are going to the Rink to be sold. I really loved them, but they are big and were always in the way.
I’ve replaced them with these.
We actually already had these swing arm lamps. I need to spray paint them black. The shades look pretty stark white in this pic. but actually look great with the white sheets. I may try my hand at making some slips for them though, just to tone them down a little.
Now looks like this…….
I love my resin antlers. I’m just not sure about all the junk that I have hanging on them. Gotta live with it for a few days and then decide.
And this picture above my bed. Which is huge, I replaced with this……
She looks like concrete, but she is actually fiberglass and relatively light weight.
I rearranged some vintage pictures.
Threw in my little touches of whimsy.
Made a temporary cover for my foot stool/coffee table.
And I’m well on my way to a more serene bedroom.
Things still to do…..
- Find a white bed skirt
- Paint two pieces of furniture
- Threaten Hubby with bodily harm so that he finishes my bathroom. Uurrrhhhh!
- Actually complete the slipcover for the ottoman.
- Replace a couple of patterned drapery panels.
- Make one more neutral pillow for my sofa.
- Drag the brass bed out into the back yard when Hubby isn’t looking and blow it to smithereens.
- Buy a new bed that I absolutely love. Maybe this should be number seven.
And that should complete this project! Neutrals here I come!
And while I’m planning and working…….
Molly is making sure that I have something to keep me busy later. I swear, we can not give that dog any stuffed toys. She rips them open in nothing flat and then tears out all of the stuffing! Naughty dog!