Happy Weekend, Friends!
I'm so glad it's Friday. The kids have Monday off for Teacher Inservice which translates into a 3-day weekend for me!
I'll be working on some blog posts to share with you Mary Catherine's bedroom. It's finally finished. While not my style…it truly is "very Mary"…and she loves it. I love it too…for her!
In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of my Master Bedroom makeover. Yesterday, my new bedding arrived and I couldn't be more pleased…
…soft grays….dreamy whites…and various shades of purple.
The purply-gray color of the wall was not what I expected when we had the room painted this summer, and so the original color palette I chose would not work. Rather than spend more money to have the room repainted (either by myself or the painter), which I could not justify, I decided to live with the color for a few months and think about it.
And I'm so glad I did.
When I went back to look at the color name on the can…Lowes had typed out the color code on the lid. When I saw "maroon" I understood why my gray did not appear as I had expected it to. I set out to find a new quilt set and started searching in the purple/lavender category.
I found this king-sized quilt on Ovestock.com and I fell in love with its scalloped edges. It had great reviews from those that had purchased it and it seems to wear/wash well. While definitely not the kind of quality one finds in a handmade quilt, it will work nicely for now.
(The white comforter and ruffled pillow shams are from Target…Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic line.)
I'll be replacing the lamps, adding some window treatments, and of course, wall art for over the bed. Lots of decisions to be made…it's a work in progress for sure, but I am loving the country/shabby/French feel to our bedroom.
This week, I also purchased a "skinny" Christmas tree for our bedroom. When my husband saw it, he just rolled his eyes. (I've recently become addicted to putting up tiny trees everywhere! *smile*) I can't wait to decorate it with garland fabric strips…tin metal…and white-washed wood ornaments.
So there you have it…my jumping off point for our Master Bedroom makeover!
Wishing you a peaceful weekend…I will be snuggling up with my new comforter and quilt set.