Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday - My bedroom

A couple weeks ago, I was talking about my bedroom needing some attention. I actually started last year. Or maybe the year before. Anyway, I got distracted and stopped.

So, here are some things I have done lately. My big tackle for the quarter!

I have this love for jewelry. My budget allows me to afford costume or handmade items. Hubby purchases me the more expensive items for special occasions. Sweet man.

I have many many necklaces and really did not know what to do with them. They were basically hanging all over my room.

Over candle holders and lamps, in my jewelry box, in my nightstand and all over the top of my dresser.

I like to see them, so I hated to put them away because then I forget they are there.

So, I made this! Well, I saw the idea in Better Homes and Gardens and then made it

Because being original is not really my thing.

I found a small bulletin board. Painted it all matchy matchy for my bedroom. Got some clear thumbtacks (although, I am on the lookout for some cool ones) and hung my necklaces on them! (If you look really close in the left corner you can see a necklace that my daughter made me - it says I love you in plastic beads - so sweet.)

So, I put it in that area in my bedroom that needed to be finished out and painted. Hubby finished painting it and B who watches entirely too much HGTV instructed me to make it my little vanity area. Crazy enough, the kid knows what she is talking about! So, I moved my jewelry box, new jewelry board, a lamp and a photo and I now have a new little corner all to myself.

Hubby was like, "I thought I was painting this so we could make our room more cozy and romantic."

And I was like, "Yeah, now I love you even more for painting this for me, so let's go get cozy!"

Anyway, here it is: I am not totally loving the mirror or lamp, but I will work on replacing those. These things take time.

I have tried to make the bedroom very focused on just the two of us. No toys or no pictures of the kids.

On this shelf is a wooden fish is from an anniversary trip to Jamaica. The big World Travel book is how he proposed to me (another story for another time), the jewelry box is from him. There are photos of us only and shells from beach trips.

Oh okay, I did put a picture of each of our babies, but they are part of us, ya know?

I finished the chair.

My "upholstery job".

One of my friends was so impressed because she read on my blog that I could upholster a chair.

Yeah, I may have over stated my ability just a bit.

So, let me clarify - A big piece of foam, fabric and a staple gun is my idea of re-upholstering a chair.

Finally, I added a few relaxing touches like this fountain which Hubby also gave me as a gift. I found that cool square candle at Tuesday Morning for very cheap and then found the square holder and diffuser at Pottery Barn. On. Sale. Snap.

And this blanket. Some plants.

Do you think those lamps should be bigger? I am thinking they look too smallish. They don't seem that way in my room but his picture seems to make them look too small.

My last addition will be to paint my ceiling and replace the ceiling fan. As soon as Hubby is on board with that. These things also take time.

For more Tackle It Tuesday projects go Here!


Anonymous said...

Good job, love the idea of the bulletin board you are very creative I would have never of thought of that. Your bedroom looks beautiful and I just have to tell you we have the exact headboard and footboard.

Dawn said...

I had to laugh because I saw that fish and thought it looked just like the one I have! Well evidently it is - I got mine when we were in Jamaica, too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks great Janel!

Ashley said...

Everything looks so great. I love the idea of keeping the bedroom focused on just you and your husband. I will definitely have to use that idea when I have kids.

Queen B said...

That looks great! I love the necklace holder thing. And I love that you are taking the time to work on your bedroom!

Kellie said...

Wow! You have been busy! It all looks great!

Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

I love it all, it looks very tranquil and intimate....great job there lady!!! :)

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