Saturday, May 21, 2011

Room remodel: Part 1

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We are remodeling our room. We started with the closet and love the way it turned out. We bought a new bed and got bedding a while back too. This is what our bed looked like for many, many years. In our entire married life, we have never had real bedding. We bought this white down comforter a few years ago to keep us toasty warm in the winter.

As much as I like the physical warmth, it wasn't doing much for me style-wise. After we got our new bed, I was pretty adamant that we get some real bedding to go on it. This is what I found and loved it. I wanted something with some natural lines, but nothing too "girly" since I do share the room with a man. Despite my best efforts, JM doesn't love it. He tolerates it, which is what makes him a great husband. He knows it's important to me, so he let me get what I wanted.

Real bedding! On a new bed! My mom is a quilter and suggested that a comforter will last longer if it's been properly quilted. Most of the time when you buy them from a store, they are only attached in a few spots with only a thread or two. Mine was no exception, the front was barely connected to the back. So I took it to a quilter who machine quilted the whole thing. Now it will last longer and not not fall apart after the first washing.

Next up on the list is paint and molding. We plan to do crown and chair rail and maybe even wains coating. We'll see how that goes. I'll keep you posted.


Kristina P. said...

I love it! It looks so chic and grown up.

UK Yankee said...

I love it too! And it's just the right mix of girl and guy, I think. Maybe JM just needs some time. :)

Mary said...

LOVE the bedding you chose!! The hubby pretty much lets me pick whatever I want...but it helps that we have similar taste. Can't wait to see your next project!
I helped my friend remodel 3 rooms in her house with wains coating, chair rails, hardwood flooring and crown molding...always give yourself 4 hrs more than what you expect it to take! AND, wains coating sucks up paint like you wouldn't believe...plan on 3-4 coats!

Julie and Carlos said...

cant wait to see everything when you're done. I like the bedding too. So mom suggested it needed quilting but then she wasn't the one to quilt it??? I am in need of a master makeover too- but everything has to be reversible so I haven't even wanted to try and figure it out. I think I'll just start with bedding. Where'd you get yours. Hugs!