Alright, I finally have something to show you guys! But it's just a half-bedroom reveal because...well...the other side of the room is still filled with boxes. I know, I know, I've been here for 3 weeks and this place should be put together, but I've been taking a lot of time out to take Elijah around so he can get used to the area because moving from California to New Jersey is quite a change!
So, onto the room. If you are new here or you just don't remember, I'm goin' for a casual coastal cottage look, so lots of blue and white.
I don't even know where to begin with this crazy shelf. See, I have this stud finder that doesn't really find studs. Well, it will beep like it found a stud, but then when you put it in the same exact place, it will show that there is no stud, so you check 3 inches away from that spot and it will show that the stud is really there. Needless to say, there are quite a few large holes hiding behind that shelf.
I'm not so sure if I want to keep this urn here or replace it with something else. If I do keep it, I will be sprucing it up so that it looks a little more coastal, but I will have to sleep on it...er, under it.
Since I'm going for a casual look, I decided to hang the pictures, with twine, from the pegs on the shelf, rather than hanging them with nails.
The picture of the seashells came from The Graphics Fairy. I tweaked the color a little bit, then cut it out and backed it with some burlap to match the framed starfish.
I bought the duvet cover from Target when it was on sale for $14.99 (for a king size!!). We'll see how long it stays white with my toddler who loves to jump on the bed and make a course with his monster trucks.
The 2 bedside lamps are from Ikea and I just love them!! At $40 each, they aren't necessarily a bargain, but they sure are cheaper than something you would find from Pottery Barn. The round placemats are from Ikea also and I wanna say they are $4 each.
The headboard I made from an Ikea reject door is supposed to fit a queen sized bed, but the room is just too small and I had to go with a full, but I still like how it turned out.
On the other nightstand is a few thrift store finds. The books were $1 each and have beachy titles, and the 2 cup thingies were 25 cents each. I haven't done anything with them yet, but I have an idea in mind.
The curtains were hung the same way as my living room curtains, except I painted the bamboo heirloom white and did a coat of stain so it would match the shelf (totally forgot to take a picture of it!).
The 'curtains' are actually 2 flat sheets I got at a discount store ages ago. They have a floral pattern, which has nothing to do with the beach, but I still love them =)
And one last picture just because. I'm thinking I need to use a little more glue on the seashell picture!!
UPDATE: So after I took these pictures, I kept looking at them and feeling like something was missing and I finally remembered I had been planning on hanging some curtains from the shelf.
I know they are kinda hard to see, but they are a pair of sheer curtains (think mosquito netting) from Ikea that only cost $5 for the pair. It's a small addition, but I think it kinda ties everything together and softens the look from all the hard lines.
While I was at it, I decided to go ahead and take a picture of the bamboo and curtains.