Posted by Tanille
This month is all about my bedroom for me. Everything is pretty much being redone – some of it not by choice. The part not by choice is my duvet cover that our new puppy, Chaos, chewed a large hole in last night. I really liked that duvet cover, it was a cute cheery Ikea print. Nothing super expensive or luxurious but it made me happy.
When James and I got married his towels and sheets didn’t make the cut. They were mismatched and worn and typical bachelor style stuff. Soon after we were married I splurged one day and bought pottery barn towels. They felt wonderful! I loved them but was a little nervous about how much I had spent. He oohed and aahed and loved them. Whew! Over the years I have bought towel sets here and there and he hates them. “Get the pottery barn towels” he complains. So about every 5 years the pottery barn set starts to look ragged and I buy new ones. And this year I also bought sheets. Oh my. I have created a pottery barn junkie.
So this week when the sheets went to the laundry and I tried to put on the old average sheets it did not go over well. “Why did you only buy one set?” was the response. So this morning when I woke up to a ruined duvet cover I got the go-ahead to get my butt over to pottery barn and get a duvet cover. I used to drool over Pottery Barn, It felt like Disneyland every time I went there. My tastes have changed and now I enjoy things that aren’t so “cookie cutter”. I’m a little ashamed of myself that my heart used to skip a beat when I would go into the store. But I must say, the towels and sheets and everything for the bed is wonderful. Like sleeping on a cloud – seriously.
So here is my new bed
So one struggle that we have had since moving into our small space is the bathroom. We have always had 2 bathrooms and having only 1 has been quite a challenge. Not only trying to get ready at the same time, but trying to put on makeup in a steamy bathroom was not fun. So, I decided to put a vanity in the bedroom where I could get ready. The problem was finding a vanity that would fit in a small space. So I ended up finding an end table and a bench with storage. And it works perfectly.
This weekend I am off to Ikea to get my closet and bed with storage. That should complete my bedroom re-do, for now :).