Thursday, February 19, 2009

A New Bed in 10 Minutes



So, I wanted to join up with The Nester's Linky party today. Mmmm, what should I fluff. So many things to choose from. Ten minutes could be spent in almost every corner of this house to make something look better. Dusting or even sweeping away cobwebs would be a great use of ten minutes. Not kidding--really.



Immediately our bed came to mind. Now this could not mean fluffing the entire room--way longer than ten minutes for that, but what about my bed. I can do that.

Many months ago, I started taking down artwork from over our bed. I was very much determined that my bedroom would be painted. Of course, we all know that requires my time or the money to hire our painter. It requires picking out a paint color, which is always hard, and requires the will to move furniture, etc. Well, for months half of the art was down, and the other half remained. The quilt that I loved in the store and bought was really disliked after we had used it for awhile. I pushed it aside along w/the beautiful pillows, and bought a pretty neutral coverlet on clearance at Marshalls. Blah! was the word to describe what was left.

Our kiddos took a luscious bamboo blanket off of our bed one day. We just pulled out an old ugly blue quilt out to lay at the bottom of the bed to keep our toes warm on cold nights and I never took the time to get it back. I hear them arguing over it from time to time. They trade out using it on their beds. hmmm, mommy is going to get it back!

Well, enough is enough. The Nester gave me resolve. We need a beautiful bed. Remember her talking about this recently.

Into the wash my sheets went. The fluffing began. I even ran by the store this afternoon and bought a fluffy new mattress pad to replace our twelve year old one.

Here is the bed made up and ready for a little bling.

I shopped the house for some accessories.

Out came the red pillows that had been tossed aside months ago. An Asian boat oil painting that I had bought at a thrift store months ago was hung on a nail that was already there--so why hadn't I done this long ago?

Pillows with a touch of yellow bought at Target, and just put aside for something??? What a waste of beautiful. Hello me!!! All it took was a about ten minutes to add some yum to the bed. Why do I do this? I don't get the room painted, so it goes to the dogs. Procrastination is a beast. Crazy!!! It won't take me any longer to move a few pillows and accessories when we do finally get around to painting.


The only thing I bought was the mattress pad and the mossy rocks in the urn. I found those today and didn't even plan to use them in our room. Just loved them and brought them home. They are plastic, but look just like real river rocks.

My husband's bedside table is sparse because he has to use a C-PAP at night and it takes up much of the table along with the giant alarm clock ;0. I'm sure the plate will be gone very soon too, but that's ok.

About ten minutes girls! It's amazing what you can do.

Make sure to visit the party. There are some amazing things over there.

I am also participating in the Friday Linky party at The Inspired Room. Check over there as well, and be inspired.

Christina

24 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

Your bed looks so pretty as well as your touches around on the night stands. My night stands are sparce, I need something ... better shop the house! :o) Love it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Kelly said...

So pretty! I love the red wall!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Ahhhh...pretty!! I love your old books on the bedside. The master bedroom is one that I haven't attempted yet, knowing that it will take me well over 10 minutes. But your minutes show what a difference it really can make. The bedroom is beautiful!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

your colors are great!

and i LOVE those water caraffes! i put them in my guest room and place a hersey kiss on the pillow when we have company.

Amelia said...

The look is great...10 minutes that were completely focused on the change made the difference - I guess - results outstanding.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great 10 minute results! And I like the wall color. :)

Amber B. said...

Looks great! I love those yellow pillows. Very spring-y!

Julianna said...

I love it!! Great colors!

june@craftyniche said...

I love the accessories you used with your bedding and bedside table.

Darlene said...

I LOVE it!!! My master bedroom is a disaster....I truly need to do something with it. What an inspiration!!!!

Audrey said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!! I love your bed transformation!!!

jenjen said...

What a beautiful bedroom! I love the pillows!

Love it!

Jen

Teresa said...

wonderful colors- It is truly amazing what a little time and thought can do for a room-
Thanks for sharing.

JanMary said...

Lovely - so quick and so effective.

Victoria said...

Oh wow, your bed looks great! I love the material over the iron part. Looks like an upholstered headboard.

Dana said...

I need to come shop in your closets if that's what you find! Looks great!

Miss Sandy said...

Nice fluff! Great touches to the night stands too!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Wow! Definitely cozy looking and elegant at the same time. You did a great job. Jackie

ellen said...

I like the (re)addition of the red and I really love those mossy rocks. It's nice to have a little unexpected pop of color.

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Kellye said...

I love your bed! I need somethng just like that. My hubby also uses a CPAP. We put it in a plastic box (No lid) and slid it under the bed. At bedtime it is easy to slide out. It sits on the floor during the night. Maybe that will work for you too.

Meg said...

It looks so good! We recently got a bed makeover too. I haven't posted anything yet, but keep an eye out. I love the rich warm red colors. Warm colors are so good in bedrooms! You did a wonderful job!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Oooo....looks so relaxing!!! I love the color scheme of your bedding too. Great job!

The Nester said...

your room looks sooo cozy. makes me want to paint my walls. bad.

Erica said...

I love your pillows, the colors look great together.

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