After painting the trim and the stripes in the closet I lost the vision for the master bedroom. It’s been just kind of blah but this past weekend Craigslist came through and now the vision is back!
Can you believe I scored this dresser, for free? That’s right peeps, someone didn’t want this anymore and I found it at 2am so I emailed them. They sent out a blanket email at 7 am to all 35 people that emailed them regarding the dresser. I woke up at 8:30, read the email, called them and said, I’ll be right there! I couldn’t believe it was still available. My hubby, who loves his sleep, was so awesome to get up and go with me to get the dresser. I knew that he’d rather sleep than load up a dresser but he loves me more than sleep.
I have been looking for a throw to add to the end of the bed and managed to scoop up a chunky chenille throw on Saturday at Target for $20. Even if it doesn’t stay there long term, I love the blanket and I can always use it elsewhere in our home. I decided the lamps from the family room look really good in our bedroom so I stole them from the console but now that I look at the picture, maybe some thicker, girthier lamps would be better. And yes, girthier is a word I just made up. Now I will have to head back to Savers or Goodwill and find new lamps to spray paint for the family room or my bedroom.
It’s impossible to take pictures with kids or dogs in them. Really. I also added my federal mirror above the bed, that’s the start of the gallery wall. Maybe. After putting the dresser at the end of the bed we no longer needed the dresser in the closet. I borrowed the desk from my daughter’s room and I might just keep it. I’ll be finding her a new desk, don’t worry.
The only thing is now I have an empty wall in our bedroom that I have no idea what I should do with. It’s almost too small for furniture like chairs and I don’t really want to add another dresser. I could move the desk/vanity out there but then the closet is really empty looking. We did move the dresser at the end of our bed over to that wall but it was too small for the big wall. The bed was moved to that wall as well but I didn’t like it.
Here is the wall with the dresser:
One of the reasons the dresser worked well at the end of our bed is that the footboard does not attach to our frame. We need to buy a new frame for it to attach to. So now here’s a photo without the footboard:
Next up, pillows, a bed skirt and curtains. I’m thinking of dong white curtains with a stencil/pattern on them. Or maybe just plain gray velvet ones? I’m still not clear on my vision for this room but it is better than what it looked like a few months ago.
Perhaps I should lighten up the room by doing one wall with a stencil or stripes? Or will that be too much? I think I’ve thought so long and hard on this that I can’t think straight anymore.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, suggestions, etc. Anyone else having a master bedroom identity crisis?