5.31.2009

bedroom makeover

With a little help from Target, Ikea and my mother-in-law, in one day our bedroom went from this,to this,
and this.

Byron and I've been married for six years and up until this time we've been using white plastic crates as nightstands. But wait, it gets better. The plastic crates are meant to be one unit, but we split them into two which meant Byron's never had a solid top so any change, pens, etc. fell right through. We've never had reading lamps so if one of us wanted to stay up reading while the other slept, the sleeping one would either have to fall asleep with the room fully light, or the reading one would place a rolled up towel in the doorway of the bathroom to shed a little light to read by. We're so thrilled to have reading lights that click off at the bed. It's the simple luxuries of life. Also, when we were first married we inherited a huge, monstrous bookcase that we've never liked, but have been so grateful for it because of all the stuff it has held. We painted it white, moved it into Kylene's room to hold her stuff, and got this new unit from Ikea along with the boxes to organize said stuff.
We love, love, love our new bedding and have banned sticky finger, marker on hands, big brother Connor from the bed when it's made.
If it's possible to be in love with bedding and furniture, then we're in love.

{ps. My mother-in-law, Theresa, met us at Ikea, traded cars with us so we could have the van to cart all the stuff home with, took Connor back to their home in South Carolina to Papa, Aunt Codi, Uncle Logan, and Uncle Jarom, showed him the time of his life, then brought him back a few days later. Because of her, we were able to get the room all put together and other sundry tasks we've been dying to do but had yet to find the time or patience. Thank you guys! xoxo}




10 comments:

Ash & Jon said...

Yeah for your new room!

Handi Andi said...

Yeah! I love it. And we all know my affinity for Red anything. I LOVE your bedding, and I covet your Ikea book case organizer thing. Really. I am so happy for you. Don't you just want to lay in there and do nothing but look at it and be happy? Hmmm...you make me feel inspired to do some organizing, and I love the hoot owl family from the previous post. I'm saving pennies to order one for me.

Nola said...

Wow, our apartment really needs a Target/IKEA make-over! Your room looks fabulous!

Mark and Jill Smallwood said...

It looks SOOO Awesome! Come do mine next :-)

Geoff and Janene said...

That room is so great. It looks so inviting. I'd love a bedside table lamp too. I was so desperate one night that I stole a small one from Mara's room while she was sleeping. I had to completely move her changing table away from the wall. It was awesome. She didn't wake up though and when she saw it in my room the next day she said, "Oh, coot!"

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Tiff said...

That is amazing. Chris will be super jealous when he sees this (he's the HGTV guy in our family).

Bec Davis said...

Hey Kristi,

It appears after reading a few of your entries that you are very creative:) You did a great job of the bedroom. You make me want a change in mine - better sweet talk the hubby :0)
Anyway I also wanted to tell you that I love your little monster and owl creations. They are really unique and gorgeous.

Love Bec

Kate said...

Love it! Nice to have a peaceful retreat in your own place!

Greg and Tammy said...

It is GORGEOUS!! We felt so proud, too, when we finally "grew up" and got some bedroom furniture. And IKEA is the greatest place to find it! Nice job!