Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Half-Bedroom Reveal

 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.


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cindy said...

Pretty Pretty! I love a coastal beachy cottage. Great little touches everywhere :) YOur photography is great too...do you have a DSLR?

Unknown said...

Your bedroom is looking wonderful Ali. I love how you have hung the pictures from the pegs and the overall casualness of the room is really inviting and relaxing. Great job! xx

Beth Eaton said...

Love it! Have you read "Gifts By the Sea"? It is a phenomenal book and I can't beleive that you got it for $1! It's a quick read if you ahven't read it yet. I can't wait to see the rest of the room!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

That's looking really good so far!

I love the shelf and how you hung the frames with twine. The matching lamps are really cute.

Can't wait to see the rest!

Amy Kinser said...

Your room is looking wonderful. I love the shelf over the bed with the two cases. All the touches are just great.

Dharma said...

very nice Ali....I like the pictures hanging from twine....as for that urn, maybe a bit of spraypaint?

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Beautiful! I love the frayed burlap mats and the twine hangers. You're on your way to one gorgeous retreat! :)

Cheryl said...

I think you achieved the coastal cottage on that side of the room.
Can't wait to see what you do with the other side.

{NiceGirlNotes} said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Katie Olthoff said...

Gorgeous! I kind of like the yellow in the urn, and I definitely LOVE the curtains hanging from the shelf! Also love the way you hung the pictures.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Oh my gosh, I love this room and all of the pretty details -- great job!

Leo said...

You did such a nice job. I saw the seashell image earlier today on The Graphics Fairy. How funny is that. Love what you did with the shelf above the bed...and the starfish on burlap. Looks great. I recommend to read the book you have called A Gift from the Sea...it is an amazing book!!

Robin hill farm said...

Very pretty! I love the beachy feel. And you used one of my all time favorite color combos: blue, brown, and white. Very soothing and beautiful!

Unknown said...

Love the shelf with the pictures hanging down and the curtains really make it, love the headboard too!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, how gorgeous! In such a short amount of time too! I adore how you hung the pictures, that is cool!

Soft hues, unique details, rumply bed... LOVE this all! :)


Melissa said...

Beautiful room. I love those IKEA lamps, too. I bought a pair myself :) Not a steal, but definitely a bargain, right?

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Just been having a little look at your blog. How many urns do you have lying around? The table one (which looks gorgeous) and now this one on your shelf above your bed. It got me thinking, you could make a little baby table using the little urn to match your big one!!!

How funny would that be?!


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