Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend and wonderful Father’s Day! We have had a great first four days of summer. The kids and I spent the first two days off from school relaxing, watching movies, and staying in our pj’s! In my defense it was gray and rainy, and I did spend a good amount of time purging and organizing in the kids rooms, and shuffling furniture in my own bedroom.
I’ve been slowly working on a bedroom update which I started here. Since then I have made some changes and have decided to shuffle the furniture a bit. I figured I should update you before another year passes and I’ve shuffled it again, or painted it another color. I was so excited to get the ball rolling with a moroccan rug from Rugs USA.
Before I show you what I’ve done, let me remind you where I was….
(You may also recall I had found an awesome painting that I had added for my Spring tour)…
The room desperately needed a rug update, so I was thrilled to work with RugsUSA to find the perfect rug for our bedroom! I chose the Rugs USA Tuscan Modern Moroccan Shag Ivory Rug in an 8×10, which was slightly bigger than the rug I had.
I love this rug so much! It is so soft and feels wonderful under my feet. At first I was not sure I was sold. The color was listed as “ivory” and I assumed the contrast color was black. However, upon receiving the rug I could see that it was definitely a chocolate brown. I unrolled it and lived with it before I decided on it, and in the end, I loved it. It had caught me off guard because I was expecting black, but the neutral colors still work perfectly with the room. Jake loves laying on it as well, it’s like his very own 8×10 dog bed and his fir blends in better with this rug. (I have to vacuum all the time, but I was NEVER able to get all of the visible fur our of the other rug. I probably still am not getting it out of this one, but hey, I can’t see it!)
SO….. I loved the rug in the room and that led to more changes… I decided I needed to ditch the armoire that housed the TV, move the turquoise dresser to the wall the armoire had been on and put the TV on it, move the gallery wall around the TV, and find a wood dresser for the wall the turquoise dresser had been on…. PHEW! Follow that?
One thing I did not intend to do was change my gold leafed nightstands, but then I came across a pair of midcentury modern cabinets, painted them white and added gold leaf trim (inspired by Brynne at The Gathered Home), and I had to keep them! They could not have been more perfect! (Full details on those will be coming next week, but of course they will make their debut on the blog today!).
So, enough of the talk. You want to see pictures, right? Here are the changes so far…
This is Chris’ nightstand, which I accessorized with a picture of me, of course. 😉 (with a newborn Sawyer).
And my side…. We both have outdated but still functioning alarm clocks. They’re sorta vintage.
I just love the gold leafed edge! Again, full details coming next week.
As you can see, I moved the dresser (I did this all while Chris was at work, and then texted him a picture. He told his coworkers I was crazy. I think I was just determined). I was just impressed that I was able to disassemble TV/DVD/cable and properly reconnect them. I usually get so confused by all those wires!
The new Rugs USA moroccan rug pairs perfectly with this wall, too- it’s more neutral palette will let me play with color a little more in this wall. I’m looking forward to finding a couple more pieces to fill some holes.
The gallery wall is made up of several things I love and several things that were gifts. It’s all special to me!
I am really happy so far, just loving all of the changes! The only dilemma now is the wall the turquoise dresser formerly lived on. I had planned to find a midcentury modern long and low wooden dresser, but I am not sure if that would be too many long low pieces. I could keep the dresser I have, but add a chair to one side. As it sits alone on that wall now, it’s completely dwarfed, so something has got to change. So to keep it real for you, here’s a peek at that wall currently. Womp womp womp.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Ideas are welcome here!
You may have also noticed that giant painting is gone. With the changes I made, it just didn’t fit in the room. And I have to be honest, it just wasn’t feeling right for me. So it’s currently adding a nice pop of color to my garage.