Sunday, January 30, 2011

I am so embarassed by how long it has been since my last post...November 21, 2010 {two months ago}. I guess that things just go very busy with visitors, the holidays, and work. I promise to get back into the swing of things, and I am starting with a mini bedroom makeover. I am emphasizing the word mini because all I did was change the bedding.

The bedding that we had on our bed was a wedding registry gift. We have been married for 2 years now so, I thought it was time for a change. I mean don't get me wrong...I loved the bedding when we got it, but I like making changes to the decor in our house pretty frequently {my husband loves this hobby of mine...yeah right}

Here is the before:

OK, maybe these are not the best pictures in the world, but I forgot to take a picture right before I did the makeover so I had to look through my hard drive for an old one.

So now on to my ideas for the makeover. I knew I wanted something light and airy because we do not get a lot of natural light in our room {but that is NYC for you}. My vision was WHITE! I would have loved to paint the walls and do an official makeover, but I know we will be hunting for a new apartment in 2 months {stay tuned for that} so, that would have been a waste of time.

I fell in love with a "gathered" white duvet cover at Pottery Barn...but it had quite the price tag. It was $159 for only the duvet cover and then the 2 shams are $39 each. It was exactly what I wanted though...

{isn't it beautiful! Here is the source.}

I then turned to google to see if I could find a more economical option. Much to my surprise Target had an option that looked identical for only $60 for the duvet cover and 2 standard pillow shams...WOW!! To make it even better, my grandma gave me a Target Gift Card for Christmas so, it was free to me...yeah!! The only tricky part was that I also have 2 Euro size pillows and a small boudoir pillow and Target did not have an option for these.

I turned back to Pottery Barn and found a great option that went well with the ruffled duvet from Target...and it was on sale {cha ching}! And to make this even better, my mother-in-law gave me a Pottery Barn gift card...I know, I really racked up for Christmas! I was able to get 2 Euro shams for $24 each and a boudoir pillow cover for $14 with free monogramming!

Now for the final product:

I love how it came out and I think that it definitely makes the room look more bright! There is one more step in this mini makeover that I am still trying to sell the hubbs on! I want to DIY a new headboard like one of these:

I hope everyone had an amazing Holiday and a Happy New Year! I promise keep up with blogging more because I really do love it and I love reading all of your blogs too...I have kept up with yours, just not mine!

Stay tuned for a homemade King Cake post this week!!

Have a Great Sunday!!
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