So, there is this home design blog challenge that comes around a few times a year called the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. As usual, one thing leads to another in this house, so let me give you some background.
Here is a quick run-down of how we arrived here today:
Great Dane Puppy trained to sleep in her bed next to our bed in the master bedroom on the 3rd floor -> Demi has to have surgery on both of her shoulders at 6 m.o. -> Demi can’t climb stairs for 4 weeks, so John sleeps with her in my office-turned-puppy-nursery on the first floor -> Demi is able to climb stairs and they join me in the master bedroom on the 3rd floor, but she has no interest in sleeping in her bed again -> Demi begins to officially sleep with us each night (mid-Nov.) and John declares, “We need a bigger bed.” -> We LOVE our Haasten’s mattress so much, we decide to order a king, but much to our dismay, a 20% off sale does not start until January 2015 -> Finally close my eyes and order the Haasten’s mattress the first week of February -> the second week of February realize that the mattress will take 6-8 weeks to be shipped from Sweden -> new mattress = new bed = DIY Deeds -> One Room Challenge announced…PERFECT TIMING!
So, there are official ORC participants, and they post on Wednesdays. I am a “linking participant,” and I’m supposed to post on Thursdays. This should be interesting since there aren’t anymore long weekends this school year, and oh, it’s Friday. I’m a day late. ARGH!
Here are some photos of my bedroom now. I won’t bore you with all the “I wanna do this…and that…and this…” I do have plans, but I’m not sure how closely I’ll follow those plans.
View when you walk in:
The door in the back leads to the closet. The side tables are antique school desks that my dad modified to use as side tables. If you look closely at the bottom right of the photo, you’ll see one of the carpet tiles is missing. A MAJOR accident by Miss Demi, and the tile just could not be saved.
The door on the left leads to the closet, and the door on the right leads to the bathroom. The chairs, from High Fashion, were originally in my living room, but they were replaced. The bookcase is an eBay purchase years ago. It has some Art Deco touches, and it was refinished beautifully. The painting is way to high, but I was too lazy to move the nail down. The curtains, from West Elm, used to touch the floor, but after a few washes…
This is the view from the closet. Do you see Demi’s Kuranda bed leaning up against the wall? (Anybody need a Kuranda bed for a small pony that may be living at their house?) And what is happening on top of that armoire? Honestly, I don’t even see that stuff anymore. Those items were purchased for the express purpose of “decorating prior to listing” when we lived in the loft! The armoire serves as a linen closet and not a secret entrance to Narnia. The little table was a score at Home Goods that just hasn’t found a home. Hmmm….
Last view, when exiting the bathroom and RUSHING to get to work! I wish I could say I make my bed everyday, but I don’t. Nope. And the quilt is a king size quilt from Restoration Hardware (my all-time favorite!). Why do we have a king on a queen? Well, when you have a moose sleeping in the middle of the bed, on the queen cover, there isn’t much left over to cover the humans that sleep on either side. A king size quilt extends nicely so humans can have a bit of cover. (Seriously…I can’t make this stuff up!)
The chair (West Elm) was also in the living room at one point, but was moved in here until I figured out what to do with it. The dresser and mirror (Pottery Barn) was one of our first major “nice” furniture purchases nearly 13 years ago?
Yes, it’s heavy and has held up well. It has quite a few bumps and bruises, but at least the cat hasn’t used it like a scratching post yet.
So I’m long on chairs…anybody interested in any of these?