So this weekend, I finally worked on our master bedroom!! It's not, by any stretch of the imagination, done. But I'm at about the half way point at the end of this weekend. When you consider none of it was in place when the weekend started, this is good progress.
In the photo to the left, you can see the rugs that I got from Overstock.com. As I mentioned, I'm thrilled with these rugs. They're cushy when you step out of bed in the morning. In the winter, I won't be stepping on icy cold floors either. The rugs anchor nicely on each side of the bed and I really like the pattern.
Can you see the owl on my chest of drawers?! I LOVE this owl! He was a treasure that was staring at me in a store window as I was waiting in a drive through line for lunch one day. I'm not quite done with the floral arrangement that he's holding, so I'll save that for another day, but he's really darling.
This photo is a little dark, but you can see the correlation between the bed and the TV. The Builder and I love to watch TV in bed. Our kids love to come pile in bed with us to watch TV. It was the reason we upgraded to the king size recently. There is a large blank space to the left of the TV that we haven't decided what to do with yet. Currently, my luggage and extra pillows are sitting in the space. Yeah, so I need to think about that space. You might be noticing the...TV console...under the TV. I use that word loosely. It's a small TV stand that's stacked on top of a box and covered with a black curtain. It houses are U-verse box, DVD player, a Wii, and the few DVD's we own that are not cartoons, lol. We have it mounted to the wall and that's where it will be staying (because U-verse will charge me a fortune to move it!). The Builder has a set of plans to make a real console. But we have other building projects to complete first. Ultimately, I'd like it done by Christmas. We shall see. Oh, and the fountain. LOVE the fountain. Hate that it's copper now and doesn't match. I'm thinking about how to re-work that. Our goal is to have a reading nook there, so the fountain may be headed back into the sun room. But that's a project for next summer, so I'm not even ready to think that far ahead yet!
Ah. Something I'm really please with. This pillow. The pillow form and fabric are from Ikea. You may or may not be aware that you can get throw pillows dirt cheap at Ikea. I swear I think I only paid $4 each for each pillow form. They were down in the curtain and fabric section at my Ikea. They're listed as cushions but they're not something I would think of as cushy enough to want to sit on. I bought the fabric my drapes are made of, which they sell by the yard. This was a simple 20" square that I added a 5/8 seam allowance. I bought a yard of the fabric and I've only done the one cushion so far. I still have plenty for a second if I choose. I did put a zipper on my pillow cover because I wanted to be able to launder it easily. If you're not comfortable with inserting a zipper into your pillow cover, you could really skip it without issue. I have cats and I get a lot of cat hair in my bedroom, so I wanted to be able to launder them regularly.
So that's it for this weekend. I still have more to do in the room and I have all the 'stuff' to do it, I just need to find the time! The throw pillows look wimpy on the bed right now. I still have several more to make including the pretty purple satin pillow. I also have the crushed satin bed skirt to make (again, super easy project!) and I need to paint the bases on the lamp. Right now they're a brushed bronze. I love that finish, I really do. Except nothing is my bedroom is a brushed bronze now
. It needs to be a brushed nickel to match all the other fixtures in the room. A coat of spray paint should fix that and will be an easy fix. I have a feeling that the room won't really looked finished to me until The Builder gets the TV console done. But we have a big project coming up in the living room over Labor Day weekend, and I can't plan anything else until that one is done!