// Home Sweet Home: Bedroom Sneak Peek











Mike and I have been hard at work on a little mini bedroom makeover this past weekend. Our walls were a medium grey (much like the rest of our house) and we had very few things on the wall. It just felt so drab and boring. We knew we wanted to spruce it up a little bit before the baby comes, but we weren't really sure how to go about it. I knew what color I wanted the walls, and we planned to do some faux board-and-batten on the lower half. We still plan on actually doing that, but that was just too much for us to take on at this particular time. We repainted the whole room and that was all of the cash we spent. Everything else was refashioning things we had, building frames and shelves out of wood we had laying around, and finally hanging some artwork on the walls. We still have plenty left to do, but here's a little sneak peek at how it's coming along. We're hoping to have it totally finished by this time next week, but you know how that goes...

I'm sure I'll get an earful about how it's so girly or pink or whatever, and Mike can't possibly be okay with it. But he is (surprise!). I didn't show too much of his side of the room just yet because that's actually the part that needs to get finished. He hasn't really decided on artwork or decor just yet, so here's to hoping we can nail that down. It feels so nice to finally feel happy with our bedroom. The past year and a half has just been so "blah" when we went in there. I love that it's bright and happy now. I'll be sure to share the final photos so you can see everything (and link where everything is from) in case you're interested!

Not bad for only spending $50 on a gallon of paint, right?

28 comments:

  1. First of all, it looks great! I love the headboard. Did y'all DIY that? And second, there are like, two pink things. And some flowers. And everything "girly" in these photos totally fits y'all's design aesthetic as a couple. People who think that Mike wouldn't be okay with what you've shown here are...ridiculous. To say the least. ;)

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  2. Oh wow. It looks fabulous just from the little snippets. The photo of your side of the bed just looks like it fits you perfectly - I love it!

    Best wishes, Danielle
    http://underlandtowonderland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. These pictures are all stunning! I love the "I'm yours and your mine" poster. So cute
    x tink x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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  4. I love your style!! Everything is so pretty + fresh!! I can't wait to see the finished room!! xo

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  5. So pretty! Our bedroom is so neglected, it's considered the lowest priority room. I've been itching lately to make it nicer though.

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  6. Gorgeous, love some of the bits you have here!

    www.walking-in-heels.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  7. We actually painted our bedroom in a similar shade of blue, so this room really inspires me! You're brave to take on such a task while you're so round, but I know how you feel- your surroundings HAVE to make you happy, or else it's a drag on your mood.

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  8. it looks great! such a great job :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  9. That looks fantastic! I love it. Such a peaceful, happy retreat. (And that "be a nice human" sign? That makes me happy.)

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  10. Looks great! I don't think it's all that girly really, very neutral in fact with a touch of your characters about :)
    Megan x
    MeganRoisinn

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  11. It looks gorgeous! I love they way you guys style your house--it looks so comfy and lived-in, but still fresh and stylish. :)

    Ugh, my least favorite shit ever is when people are like "lol my husband would kill me for this!" Well maybe your husband needs to just be thankful he has a wife who takes the time and effort to decorate and create a nice space for him. Maybe he can shut up and do it himself. Also, maybe he needs to go to therapy if the idea of such a "feminine" space offends him so much. ;) For the record, my bf's favorite color is hot pink and he advocates for as much color as possible in our home. So there.

    lol sorry, rant over!

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  12. love your home! i'm not especially girly but i love all of the feminine touches and the skull addition! that is totally my style :)

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  13. You're gonna be the only girl in the house, I think it's okay for it too skew a tiny bit girly. Especially because it's all so pretty.

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  14. Ikea everything :p I love the second photo of the flowers, it's total rifle paper co feel. I love the head board too! Are you ever scared of splinters?

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  15. I love everything! All the flowers, pink, and little details!

    x Sara from awildroseblog.com

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  16. It looks really great. We have the girliest bedroom ever with a patchwork floral wall but my husband is more than fine with it. x

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  17. love love love and I don't think it's at all too girly. It fits you and Mike and that is all that matters my dear <3 cant wait to see the rest

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  18. I love it! You're room looks so nice and cozy! People need to realize that men aren't too fussy about decorating, well at least my guy isn't. He doesn't care what I do as long as he's in a comfy bed :p

    Marie,
    http://www.mariedarling.com/

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  19. Love it.

    And the skull totally makes it manly enough ;)

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  20. It looks so pretty and I love the pictures you took!

    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  21. I love this! So beautiful.

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  22. So pretty, this has given me so much inspiration!

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  23. Love the 'Be a Nice Human' print. Is that something you made? I secretly think men love bedrooms that are girly and soft. All those neutral colours and soft palettes--'cmon they love it!
    www.thecrushworthy.com

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  24. So pretty! I'm excited to see more and find out where you got some of that stuff. The pink clock is adorable. My guy would mind pink stuff in his bedroom either. At least I don't think he would. You've got a good one.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB