Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bust in the Bedroom

If you're interested or even slightly obsessed with home decor, you probably need no introduction to Home Goods and their awesome-ness.  What I love about them is how unique and different their items can be.  A few weeks ago I helped a friend purchase some accessories for her front room and she went home with a one-of-a-kind clock for her mantle.  She was unsure because the price, but I assured her it would be money well spent.  Something as simple and unique as an item in your home can spark conversations and interest within a room.   One I know you'll probably never regret.

And earlier this week, I took a little trip with my friend Angela of Method Clothe, to shop for items for her home. While browsing, I spotted this awesome bust hidden behind a slew of other items.  I just knew I had to have her.

She's the perfect bit of elegance and girly factor I needed.  Since switching out my original lamp for these simple brass lamps in our bedroom, I felt that my nightstand needed a feminine touch.  I'm sure she'll be making her way through the house when I feel the need to move things around.  But she looks right at home by my bedside.

What do you think of busts?

To bust? Or not to bust?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I love a monochromatic look in interiors.  It can be soothing and calming, yet at times can appear to be a bit cold and unwelcoming for some.  I love that when you add texture to a less-than-colorless room, it softens the ambiance and allows your eye to really, feel the room.  

The images below show us just that--just try to imagine the rooms without their soft counter parts and I think you'll agree, they give it that extra something...and a good reason to lay down and take a nap.    




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I purchased my faux-fur blanket a couple years ago at Target (clearance baby!!).  It's the softest and most perfect fit for the end of our bed and adds a touch of glam and texture we desperately needed.  

I've been eyeing this pink fur pillow for a bit and think it might be the perfect addition to our bedroom.


And right now, One King's Lane is offering an entire collection of faux-fur pillows and blankets that I think you need to look at.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Brass + White Nightstand

In finally getting my mojo back over the summer, I decided I needed a small DIY to get me back to it.  A neighbor handed this nightstand over to me about a year or more ago just "because", all the while just sitting in my garage with hopes of maybe one day getting painted, and more than likely to be sold.  I had no intentions of keeping it, but I had to reconsider when The Mr. and I decided we should really bucker down and pay off some debt.  And so the dream of possibly getting new bedroom furniture became a distant thought and I began rethinking this little nightstand's future.  

The before is nothing special, again, hence why I didn't want it to be a part of my life.  A pretty boring orange-y stain with huuuge nubbins.  So over the Labor Day weekend, I made myself useful and painted this boring piece.

I replaced her gigantic knobs with a simple DIY I found from Sarah M. Dorsey.  It was an inexpensive fix from the original knobs and a very quick DIY.  Oh, so pretty!!!  

Another reason and huge plus was the need for some storage. All the controllers and extra "stuff" from the hubs can now be stowed away and out of sight.  This way I can at least appear to be keeping things tidy up in here.

One quick little tip is that for the last few dressers I've refinished, I've used simple felt rounds to keep the drawers from rubbing up against the dresser itself.  This will ensure that the paint will last a little longer.

If you need to, they can easily be trimmed to fit any drawer size. 

After I pulled the nightstand into her place, I began to have a little bit of dresser envy on the hubs side of the bed.  Maybe it's the simplicity of the pulls or what...but I am definitely in love with her.  She coincides great with my vintage nightstand, but sits a bit more on the masculine side compared to mine.  

Things are finally looking up in here.  It only takes, oh I don't know--forever.

Anyone else with me?