I have always dreamed of a beautiful bedroom. And my dreams-they are not lofty. I didn’t even dream of the finest furnishings or the most gorgeous decor, because who am I kidding? I have three accident-prone kids, two cats who don’t like each other, and a messy hubby living with me.
I just wanted a bedroom that spoke to me and felt like me. And one that didn’t have padded walls and straight-jackets on hand. I’m just saying.
I love old things. But I didn’t want an old bed because I knew it would likely be another decade before I had money and my hubby’s consent on such a project.
So, we shopped the scratch and dent section at a nearby furniture store and smiled pleasantly at the eye-rolling sales people when we bought mismatched bedroom
We painted the walls chocolate brown and I found that quilt for $40! (I always be king for my queen bed, so it covers more. Plus one of the people who sleeps in that bed is a cover-hog. Ahem).
Above my bed:
Our slightly scratched furniture didn’t include a dresser mirror. So, I saved the one from our old worn-out furniture (which I sold in the newspaper for $300!). I’m mixing up the colors of the wood here. But I love it!
My favorite part of the room, is the bench at the foot of the bed. I drug my hubby through a flea market for two days until I found it. Because I’m a thrifty bully.
I squealed when I stumbled upon that rug. It’s the reverse print of my quilt. I didn’t embarrass myself though because the employees at TJ Maxx know me. (Although that embarrasses my hubby!)
Old stuff from my in-law’s farm and photos of my kids complete the top of the armoire.
The antique (replica) laundry basket holds the pillows I throw off my bed at night.
I found this curio cabinet at a garage sale!
And this old door? Yes, it speaks to me.
So, does the $40 leopard print chair I bought off Ebay!
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HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.