Monday, August 4, 2014


How was your weekend? Our's was nice and so busy! We spent it hanging out with friends and family, and also I did a lot of housework. As usual :)

Friday, when I came home from work, I painted our bedroom. I finished it in about 3 hours -- not too bad. I only did a second coat on two of the walls. I know- slacker. I'm allowed to slack in my own house, right? It's not noticeable, so I didn't care. And -- I love the color! I know you're thinking, you always love the color, then paint it again in a few months. Which is true! And one reason I didn't pressure myself to do two coats everywhere. Hah!

Here are some pics! I used Valspar's "Dove White". By the way, when did buying paint at Lowe's get so expensive!? Might as well have gone to Benjamin Moore (which is what I usually do). The regular Valspar paint (one gallon in flat) was over $40?! Kind of crazy. And I bought a quart of a color in semi gloss that was almost $20, which is also what I pay for a quart of Aura paint at Ben Moore (My favorite paint ever that I always use). Not cool! Shock at the register. Oh well, I guess $40 for a huge change of vibe in a room isn't that big of a deal.

here are pics!

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I haven't decided if Ill put curtains back up for now. I kind of like the bright warm white by itself.

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yes, I bought a new comforter. Hehe. I went to IKEA to get curtain rod end caps, and came home with a new comforter and some straws. I guess that's how IKEA always works. Those darned weaving through the store techniques they make you do really work. But anyway, it was from IKEA so it barely counts. Ha! I think it's really cute. I saw one at west elm that was really similar, but it was around $150 for just the duvet, and this was $50 for the duvet and the two pillows. 

I feel like dressing a king size bed is hard. Even if you have the right amount of pillows (which I don't in this photo), it always looks a little strange. I think queen size looks better but we do love having the king size! I love my bed. Anyway, I need to get one more euro sham, and maybe a long bolster instead of the little dinky looking pillows currently on the bed (but I do love those pillows). 

I love changing things up! I think I might put my blue and white bedskirt back on the bed (from anthro), too. Ever-evolving over here! 


this weekend, I helped a friend hang some artwork in her new house. So much fun. I love doing that stuff. I will share some photos of the progress tomorrow!


  1. Good thing you didnt sell the bed skirt! It looks great. Alison

    1. thanks allison! i know, i'm really glad i didn't sell it now.

  2. So fresh and pretty, and I love how crisp it looks with the black trim in your windows. Yikes is right on the Valspar - I'm such a Benjamin Moore groupie, it's not even funny. And Aura is the bomb, isn't it?

    1. me too, usually! lowe's is so close to my house, though, and i do like valspar paint. i was just surprised at the price. to be fair, i did get good coverage.

      aura is great! especially their satin and semigloss finishes for furniture. can't beat it.

  3. Looks great! We are doing Benjamin Moore White Dove in our bedroom - hoping for similar results!

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    1. thanks marty! i do too - it feels like a breath of fresh air

  5. The new bedding with you bench looks fab!!! I'm the same way with paint...every room in my house is on it's second or third color and we've been there three years.

    1. haha... yes this is my bedrooms third coat! well... technically i didn't paint the first coat.. but i did pick out the color ;)

  6. The cream walls really make the leather bench look good. :) --Anacelie

    1. i thought so too! i think the bench was what inspired my little makeover. i think the rust colored duvet will look really good with the cream walls in the future, as well.

  7. I have this duvet and love it! I have seen others use the West Elm version, and at least in the photos I like mine just as well! I've had it for over a year and it's holding up great. :) Love all your bedding.

    1. yeah, same here! i was so excited to find it, because i was trying to talk myself out of buying the west elm one, due to my constant change ups! :)

  8. i have a question i'm sure you've probably answered 1,000 times ... but where did you get the black & white pillows? i love love them! :)

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