Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Our New Boudoir {The Big Reveal}

When Brett and I first got married, like most, we didn't have a lot of money.  We went to Super amart and picked out some nice, but cheap furniture.  We were also given a bunch of furniture from family.

It was nice and lasted, but just wasn't "us".  We did it in a hurry.  Picked the first thing in our price range and went with it.

About 5 years ago, we upgraded our lounge room into something more us.  The hand-me-down couch had seen better days, and the new couch didn't match the hand-me-down TV cabinet.

I was content with our bedroom until last year.  Our old bed was solid wood.  I hated having a bed end.  I hated it's dark colours.  I needed a change.  I wanted it to be more "us".

So, in a spur moment, I listed our bedroom setting on ebay.

And people bit.  Hard.  I ended up getting more than what I had hoped for the 4 piece setting.  Enough to buy our new bed.

And so the makeover started.

Brett's only request was that he could have a little writing corner.

And I think I delivered.






 I am totally in love with my Instagram poster. 


Brett's Marble inlay desk I picked up for a steal on ebay.  It was a horrible painted brown.  And the red chair... $10!  It was a horrible yellowy/white colour.

Brett's clock and "Keep Calm" print - both Etsy.



 His pen containers are actually plant pots from Ikea - and at $3.99 each they make him happy!



And of course, the gloss red Expedit with legs - from Ikea.  The white pot on the right holds computer things - Brett's USB's, headphones, spare hard drives etc.  The clear plastic box holds his note pads, disks and other writing materials.  I plan to replace this... one day... when I can find a WHITE box (Ikea only have a white basket... and it just wouldn't look right!)



A bedroom can never have too many candles.



 I love our new space.  No kids allowed.

Well... ok... night time snuggles are not encouraged, but won't be denied.



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15 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful!! i love the bedhead!

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  2. Love it! So fresh with the white and the red adds such a gorgeous pop of modern colour!

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  3. very nice and I'm sure it was worth the wait

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  4. Wow, that must feel satisfying to put your imagination to great work! Love the red, I think I might steel your writing nook idea... love it!

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  5. Gorgeous!! May I ask where you got your bed from? We are looking for something similar for our new bedroom when our house has been built. Thanks :-)

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  6. oh my gosh i am in love!!!! it looks so beautiful and romantic!!! fabulous work!!!

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  7. Looks great, go you good thing!! It's beautiful. SO beautiful. And the writing corner is all kinds of awesome.

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  8. love it... I have the same fan/light too :)

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  9. It is stunning. What a beautiful place to come back and relax to.

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  10. love it, love it, love it. Funky and stylish and modern, it's awesome. I'm sure you'll enjoy it loads.

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  11. Looks fantastic. No wonder you are so happy with it :)

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  12. You are SO talented!! I'm really pleased that I got to meet you at Hello Blogger. I was very impressed with your presentation and I'm determined to learn how to use my camera. :)

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