A Good Place to Dream

I have always dreamed of a beautiful bedroom.  And my dreams-they are not lofty. I didn't even dream of the finest furnishings or the most gorgeous decor, because who am I kidding?  I have three accident-prone kids, two cats who don't like each other, and a messy hubby living with me.  

I just wanted a bedroom that spoke to me and felt like me.  And one that didn't have padded walls and straight-jackets on hand.  I'm just saying.

I love old things.  But I didn't want an old bed because I knew it would likely be another decade before I had money and my hubby's consent on such a project.  

So, we shopped the scratch and dent section at a nearby furniture store and smiled pleasantly at the eye-rolling sales people when we bought mismatched bedroom

We painted the walls chocolate brown and I found that quilt for $40! (I always be king for my queen bed, so it covers more. Plus one of the people who sleeps in that bed is a cover-hog. Ahem).

Above my bed:

Our slightly scratched furniture didn't include a dresser mirror. So, I saved the one from our old worn-out furniture (which I sold in the newspaper for $300!). I'm mixing up the colors of the wood here. But I love it!

My favorite part of the room, is the bench at the foot of the bed.  I drug my hubby through a flea market for two days until I found it.  Because I'm a thrifty bully.

I squealed when I stumbled upon that rug.  It's the reverse print of my quilt.  I didn't embarrass myself though because the employees at TJ Maxx know me.  (Although that embarrasses my hubby!)

Old stuff from my in-law's farm and photos of my kids complete the top of the armoire.  

The antique (replica) laundry basket holds the pillows I throw off my bed at night.

I found this curio cabinet at a garage sale!

And this old door?  Yes, it speaks to me.

So, does the $40 leopard print chair I bought off Ebay!

Check out Kelly's for some inspiring master bedrooms!


Shara said...

What a beautiful bedroom!

I never thought about getting something to put my throw pillows in at night. Your idea is way better than throwing them on the floor like I do.

Bubba's Sis said...

Oh I love it!! The colors are so beautiful - you did a GREAT job! Wanna come re-do MY bedroom now??

Jacquie said...

I'm always looking for ideas on where to put my decorative pillows at night. Great idea!

I LOVE your bench. I have one that my elderly neighbor man made YEARS ago that was given to me after he died. We cut it down (it was LONG), painted it rustic barn red, and put it at the foot of my bed. One of my favorite pieces.

Enjoying your blog!!

Joy said...

VERY COOL!!!!!!!!!! I love chocolate and minty blue!

AND I LOVE OLD STUFF! I think it's great that you mix the wood colors. Gives it a more vintage feel!

I cannot believe I missed this! I have been waiting for months for BooMama's Before and After... I shall go link... now!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I love your colors and the bedroom looks fantastic! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you've displayed the Willow Tree stuff. The whole room is great!

Terri-Ann said...

It's great that you did your bedroom. My husband and I just did ours as a project together for our 5th anniversary. I heard a while back that the master bedroom is always the last to be done because we think it's not important, because no one else ever needs to see it. But the decorator said it's probably the most important because it is our retreat, as individuals and as a couple.

Rhonda said...

Looks great!! I LOVE the spread...and $40??? That's awesome! I'll get around to mine someday! :)

Mandy said...

Hmm...maybe I'll have to post a pic of my bedroom and you can give me ideas about the extra touches I could make. We don't have much room on my side of the bed where the pillows get thrown. Now you've got me thinking...what would work for my pillows?! Oh! YOUR room is beautiful! Can I rent it for a night?!

Kim H. said...

I love it!! And I would have squealed when I found the rug too!! Does it get any more exciting than that?!

Kristi said...

Beautiful job. I especially like the laundry basket. Blessings to you!

Colored With Memories said...

i love all your finds!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I love every single part of this room.


Anonymous said...

That blue and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. Just gorgeous.

The Glamorous Life said...

So charming and warm.
and sorta CLASSY too....

You'd never ever know THAT family lived there!!!!


Same colors as my them

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, you really know how to find the bargains!

Kyle, Julie and Braylon said...

The combination of woods works out perfectly. Really your pieces work so well together. Also, I just wanted to say that your blog header is awesome!

nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful! I want to live in your room. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

LifeatTheCircus said...

BEAUTIFULLY done... you do have a gift in home making. I am always impressed at the pictures you share of your home.

Valarie said...

I love the old laundry basket thing. I love the whole room actually. :) I saw one of those laundry things at a yard sale / flea market thing and they wanted way to much for it.

ROXY said...

Love that room! It's beautiful! you did an awesome job!

D... said...

Oh how I love your style and creativity!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Your room rocks!
A $40 leopard chair? Why can't I find that kind of stuff. My favorites were the basket to hold your throw pillows and, of course, the bench! Oh the bench. Jealous.

Alexia said...

I love it! I'm wanting to paint my walls a chocolate color and I want a bench like that too!

(I have faster internet now so I can comment - YAY LOL)

Double the blessing said...

I love the room. I am one of "those" that matches all the furniture then wish my room looked better. I must know how you did the love saying on the wall.

Grace said...

So cute! I love how the colors coordinate. Your finds all came together so well, too! I'm totally impressed. :)

P.S. He loves you... said...

I'm in the middle of a few DYI projects and plan to share a few "face lifts" when it's all said a done!

You have flair and fun all mixed up in one, how talented!

groovyoldlady said...

THAT is one lovely room. It's warm and inviting and comfy looking. Nice to have refuge you can run to!

Lisa Shatzer said...

It's all so pretty. Feminine w/o being too girly.

The Gilliland Family said...

LOVE your bedroom and all of the accessories in it! I will take some great ideas from this one! Thanks for sharing :) Amber

Pam said...

What a gorgeous room.

Heather said...

I love your bedroom!! It's so pretty!! I especially love your bedding and the art above your bed!! Gorgeous!!

Jenglamgirl said...

LOVE ALL that you have done and the colors too!

T~T said...

I really like the bedding colors

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I love your attention to detail!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful room, I love the shabby chic and vintage touches!

Tiffany said...

I love the little items you have selected that make the space so detailed!

Love the thriftiness!

Chelsa said...

i love the idea of throwing hte pillows in the laundry basket-- way better than where mine go... um, on the floor :)

Lauren said...

Love the antique laundry basket!

Rachel said...

LOVE this room! I really like your bedding and all the fun accessories!

Martha said...

Lovely Room! I love the color combination of blue and brown!

Susie said...

I love that antique laundry basket. You ever want to sell it...look me up! Fabulous!

Shana said...

Okay, so now I am on the hunt for a vintage laundry cart!! I usually pile mine on the settee, but I hate it. Thanks for the great idea!! Love your space!

Kristi said...

what a beautiful room! it is amazing what you have done to it!

Lauren and Jon said...

I love the basket next to the bed for pillows! What a great idea.

Felicia said...

Great bedromm and great ideas!

Tara G. said...

It's fantastic! I love the bedding and I think it's wonderful you are pals with the TJMaxx people!

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