Bedroom redo

4/27/2010 01:49:00 PM Ashley 6 Comments

Man last week was a little crazy for me. Nate went off to Cali yet again for work, which of course left me here. Lets just say I was a smidgen on edge after what I went through with Emmett the last time Nate left.

No issues with the dog meant that I got to get a lot done in our bedroom. Talk about a place that gets neglected every step of the way. It's the one room we tend to ignore the most, which is sad seeing as it's our personal space. I guess what I am trying to say is that I got tired of us living out of laundry hampers when we have two perfectly working dressers.

When we moved to our current location we were living in sin...but that's another topic. We were living with all of my furniture, which is great, but we had been talking about upgrading our bed size from a queen to a cal king. After much debate we found a set that we both loved and we went for it. It was our first purchase of furniture that was for us.

Having a new bed of course meant that we needed new bedding. No issues there...right? Wrong. I could not find a bedding set that I liked, which meant that our nice new bed was covered with scrap blankets. I finally found a set at Macy's and while I didn't love it, I knew it would work for the time being.


That is what our room looked like up until yesterday...okay not exactly...I threw the bed together right before I stripped it down to make way for the new (I wanted to give you all a before image). So pretend that it looks super happy and cheerful and well made. Got the image? Great!

I love green, sometimes too much and honestly I wanted to get away from a green theme in the room. After two years with this bedding I started my search...for grey and yellow. That color combo makes me drool and has for a long long time, as in before it was popular and played out. Of course it wasn't an easy combo to come by, but search I did. I finally found the perfect look form Blissliving. Now I wish I could say I pounced on it, but instead I hemmed and hawed over it. I looked elsewhere. I always came back to the bedding from them. Then on our last trip to Colorado I found it at The Great Indoors. It was the first time I had seen it in person and I fell hard. Of course I didn't get it...I'm crazy. I was iffy about the price and wanted to price compare. Low-and-behold when I took Nate to see was 30% off! Score!

I've been holding onto it for awhile...because I was thinking I wouldn't put it out till we moved, but we both agreed we needed something to freshen up our room. That finally happened this weekend when I did a HUGE bedroom cleaning. I purged more clothing and stuff...I vacuumed under the bed as best as I could...I did bucket of laundry...reorganized all of our drawers...move pictures around...mopped/polished the floors...organized our closet. Everything that could be done was done. To top it off I switch out the bedding...finally. I thought it would be a great treat for Nate to come home to, especially after a long week of FUBAR. Heheh...I knew I could get that term in here somewhere!

Finally...the "after". Now keep in mind we rent and cannot paint, so the paint that is there is not our doing. Also, with this room redo we are in major need of art. That's not going to happen right away, but it will happen!





There's our room! It feels so bright...but that may also be because I opened the windows. Yeah we don't do that a lot because our house backs up to a road and people walking by can look straight into our backyard and in turn our windows.

The crazy part of me wants a rug, but I know that we won't need one when we finally end up in our final destination. All in all I love love love the look. I know that I will be able to do so much with it when we are back in Colorado. Maybe a yellow wall? Artwork of course!

So there you have it! My week long project of cleaning, organizing and a new look.

Like what you's a list of things in our room.

Metal letters above our bed~ Anthropologie
Original bedding~ Style & Co. from Macy's
New bedding~ Blissliving "Ashley Citron"
Furniture~ Pottery Barn Sumatra Collection
Table Lamps~ Pottery Barn
Jewelry Armoire~ Pier One (no longer available)
Yellow/grey pillows~ Dwell for Target

If you can think of anything that would be great to fill these bare walls, I'd love to know!


  1. LOVELOVELOVE the bedding. It looks fabulous!

  2. I love the bedding! It's so bright and cheery!

  3. You did a great job! Looks great!

  4. It looks great. Nicely done!

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  5. I totally love the bedding. Those are really great colors. We're moving in to our new "bedroom" in June and though I'm going with black and white, I can't decide on the accent colors. Yellow is so tempting!

  6. Hi, I followed you here from blogfrog! I love your blog and enjoy reading about your new house redecoration/reno projects! I used to be an interior decorator so write about design a bit on my blog, too.