Home Tour - Master Bedroom Edition
First of all, thank you to all of you who visited our living room last week, and especially those of you who left such sweet comments! I tried to send a thank you reply, like any good southern girl does, to all who left comments, but not everyone has their email address tied to their comments.
I'm participating in Kelly's Korner's Show Us Where You Live home tours and this week is Master Bedrooms. Our Master bedroom is definitely a work in progress! In fact, so much so, that I almost didn't post it. I've been so focused on getting the areas of our house that people actually see when they come over presentable, that we've seriously neglected decorating our bedroom.
I know it's a common theme with many people that our bedrooms are the last rooms to be decorated, and I've always thought that's kind of sad, yet we did the same thing. Hopefully our bedroom will be fabulous sometime in the near future, but for now it just isn't.
Without further ado, our non-decorated bedroom. Here's what you see when you walk in the door:
We love our bed. We picked it out the summer before we got married, and put it on layaway, so it was paid off and delivered right before the wedding. It was the only piece of new furniture we bought for our first apartment right when we got married.
The dressers and nightstands that matched the bed had weird drawer pulls and we really didn't like them, so we didn't get them. We just assumed we'd find something else that we liked, matched, and wasn't crazy expensive. Four years later, and we still haven't bought "grown-up" dressers. Pathetic.
This vanity was part of a set of furniture that my great-grandparents bought when they first got married, (I also have the bed frame in storage at my parents' house).
After my Grandma was born my great-grandparents got new furniture, and this set moved into Grandma's room. When my mom was little it was in her room, and now it's been in my bedroom since college. I think it's kind of cool that four generations of women in my family have used the same vanity. It needs a little refinishing, but I'm pretty sure it has lead paint on it now so I think I'm going to get a pro to handle the refinishing.
We bought our bedding in the spring at Macy's, it's from the Martha Stewart line. Our sheets are also Martha Stewart and I love that they have eyelet lace trim. I pretty much only like white sheets, and thought the eyelet trim might be a little prettier and different than regular sheets, but when I went to my Nana and Grandpa's house this summer, they had sheets with eyelet trim on the bed I was sleeping in. I thought it was so funny I told my mom about it, and turns out she and my dad also had eyelet trim sheets on their bed. So much for being different! ;)
My nightstand is just a cheap table from Wal-Mart with a skirt/tablecloth from Target.
It was supposed to be a temporary solution until I found a nightstand I liked, but I've gotten used to it now and really like it. I usually have a stash of about 10 books and magazines, (cough, Pottery Barn catalogs), that I'm currently reading under the skirt and I like that it still looks pretty and girly. My lamp is from Target, and I love my grand phone from Pottery Barn, (here).
Husband's nightstand is from Target, (here), as is his lamp, the picture frame was a wedding gift but it has one of my favorite pictures of us in it.
I'm not sure when the last time it looked like this was though. There's usually a ton of change on it. I cleaned it off yesterday and before I went to take these pictures there were already two pennies on top. Silly boy.
The chair in the corner of the room and the ottoman at the foot of the bed are part of our previous set of living room furniture.
The couch that matched them did not hold up well, but the chair is still super comfy. It makes a great tv watching/reading chair. Miss Kitty prefers to use the ottoman as a bed/bathing station, so we've pretty much surrendered it to her. Now if she could just learn to vacuum it off every two days. ;)
In the interest of full disclosure, our bedroom usually looks a lot more like this:
or worse! haha Large plastic bbq cup and iPhone on the nightstand, clothes piled on the ottoman, and a fan on each side of the bed. It's hot in Texas!
Well, that's it! I warned you there wasn't much to it. The other side of the room consists of big empty walls and our closet doors. Boring. Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!