Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Bedroom update

A few weeks ago my husband said "hey we should get some  lighter color bedding, I am ready for something new" WHAT?? He doesn't usually say things like that. The next morning I was up early getting all the ideas in my head together and getting into action. I had always wanted to do some wainscoting/board and batten to the wall behind my bed and now I had the chance.
Little did he know that getting new bedding meant a whole major room change ;) ha ha ha ha!
 
Here is my bedroom last year (it was the only before picture I had.) 
And.......After!! Oh, I just love it!! It makes me smile when I walk by ;)
 
 I have always wanted a ruffle bed skirt but they were never long enough. So I made my own that matches the pillow shams it is 24 inches tall. (picture above) I also took down the dark window panels and hung crisp white panels (twin sheets from Wal-Mart, $4 each) that still let some light in, they and go all the way to the floor. I did have to move my rods all the way up to the ceiling which I like so much better too.

 I got my down comforter at JCPenny.com for 60% off!! It is SOOOOO soft and fluffy I just want to curl up and sleep forever.

 I took off my bedding so fast that I didn't have any shams for my large 26 x 26 inch Euro pillows and those things are pretty pricey. Like $40 or $50 for each sham. I had some fabric laying around and whipped some up. Free!! I liked them so much I made some for some more pillows I love the ruffles of the ends they are simple and comfy. My sewing skills are not perfect but they turned out better than I thought they would. They will work for me, until I find some I like more.
I am so happy with the changes in my bedroom. It is so much lighter and more my style. And the most important part is my husband likes it too.
Thanks for stopping by.
-Lindsay
 
I will be posting the tutorial on the wainscoting in the next few days. It is simple but makes a big impact.
 
 
 



33 comments:

  1. Such a lovely light filled cottage bedroom! It looks dreamy!

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    1. Lisa, I can always count on your visits! Thanks for always being so sweet :)

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  2. Oh wow!! It looks lovely!! I love the wainscoting. It adds so much. The white bedding does make it look so dreamy.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. That is the feel we were going for DREAMY!!

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  3. What a sweet difference! It does look comfy cozy and so inviting. I am working on our bedroom also.. still the same print and theme with palms...always adding and tweaking.. I finally bought all my pillows for the bed..12 all together.. LOL.. well maybe a couple more.. LOL... I also finally came up with my over the bed wall décor.. I cant wait to get it all finished.. It looks as if we have a similar bed...sleigh bed.. I cant tell by yours.. but ours is very tall ..I almost need a lift to get into it ..LOL ...
    Sweet dreams !

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    1. Dang girl that is a lot of pillows!! I too love pillows. What says sleep and comfort more than a soft pillow right? Yes, my bed is tall but I am tall so it works for us. I hope you get your room just the way you want it. And yes it is always a work in progress as is my whole home ;) Thanks for your comment.
      Lindsay

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  4. That looks gorgeous Lindsay! Also-thanks to your photos I can now SHOW His Lordship what I have in mind.....it's impossible for him to imagine my ideas until I show him something similar!

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    1. Thanks, somtimes I have to SEE things before I get the big picture ;) thanks fir commenting.

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  5. I looooove the way the wainscoting looks behind the bed! I would never have thought to do the wainscoting on just one wall like that but I really like it!

    Runt
    runtspickins@yahoo.com
    www.runtspickins.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, yeah I didn't want it on all my walls just to accent my bed wall :) thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Love the bedroom update and everything about it. Your shams turned out great too!

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  7. Jennifer, I just found your lovely blog and absolutely love it, with so much inspiration and style that is consistent with my own!
    I do want to let you know, your blog link on your pinterest page is incorrect and leads to a generic page.
    Happy Monday!! Tracy

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    1. Tracy,
      I am so glad that you took the time to comment and come see my blog. I love new visitors! Thanks for letting me know about my blog link, I fixed it :)
      Have a fantastic day!
      Lindsay, Country Girl Home

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  8. I love it Lindsay!!!! It looks wonderful:-) so glad Steve gave the ok:)lol
    Hugs
    cat

    Catherinascreativecorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cat! glad Steve said yes too!

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  10. Oh I love your room! Just beautiful, simple, and so clean and fresh looking. I'm pinning this just in case my husband ever tells me to buy new bedding. ;)

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    1. Kim, So sorry it has taken my so long to reply. Life has been crazy busy this past few weeks. Thank you so much for stopping by. You are so sweet!

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  11. How do I sign up to receive your blog. I could not find instructions for subscribing. I would appreciate your assistance. I love the bedroom too!!! My email is bebekennedy30@gmail.com

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  12. How do I sign up to receive your blog. I could not find instructions for subscribing. I would appreciate your assistance. I love the bedroom too!!! My email is bebekennedy30@gmail.com

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    1. Beverly,
      I have been meaning to set up emails for my blog just haven't gotten to it yet. It is on my to do list. Thanks for commenting.
      Lindsay

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    2. Beverly,
      I added the email subscription to my blog and added your email you will get am email to confirm that you want to subscribe from feed burner click the link and it will confirm it for you and you will get email updates from my blog!! How exciting ;)
      Linds

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  13. Ciao bellissimo il tuo blog e tu sei bravissima,complimenti!!
    Da oggi ti seguirò anche io,con molto interesse!!
    Un abbraccio dall'Italia!!
    Sabry!!

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  14. You did a great job accessorizing that room! I love those little topiaries you used.

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    1. Thanks, I have always loved plants, real or fake. I live in the outdoors in the summer and have to bring some indoors too. They get me thru the winter :) Your awesome thanks for your support.
      Lindsay

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    1. Thanks Holly! Your the best, I can always count on you to comment and leave encouraging words :)

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  17. Would love a tutorial on the wainscoating ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Amturley@hotmail I have made allot of your stuff. You are great. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. Anne Marie, You are so sweet! Glad to hear you are building your own stuff it is fun isn't it! I didn't do a tutorial because there are so many out there in blogger land. But maybe I will have to. If you have any specific questions just email me lindsayga@msn.com. Thanks for stopping by :)
      Lindsay

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  18. Very pretty! I wish you'd come tackle my bedroom next ;-)

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