Friday, October 14, 2011

a gray & yellow master?

i've decided to give our master bedroom a little spruce.

with the weather cooling off, it was time to fold up the quilt,that is on our bed all summer, and get out the comforter.  i was trying to put it off, but after waking up cold for a week, i finally changed the bedding.

then, i got the itch to change more than just the bedspread.  nothing drastic.  but i've always loved the idea of a gray and yellow bedroom, i just never got excited about how to execute it.  unfortunately, our bedroom is one room that has gotten the least amount of attention since we moved in over a year ago.  it's small, and there is only 1 way to arrange our furniture (big furniture that we got as a wedding present.  beautiful, but we've always had a problem fitting it in spaces.  we lived in a town house when we first got married and our bedroom was huge.  once we became home-owners, it's always been tricky in smaller rooms)

this is the gray and yellow we having going on now.  (the unfinished stenciling on the wall has been covered.  i didn't read the directions and it was sloppy...)

we also have a dresser with a mirror that i didn't take a picture of for some reason.  it's to my right in the above picture, kind of across from the foot of the bed.

so - i've decided to spruce her up!  i've been browsing pinterest and have been pleasantly bombarded with all kinds of great ideas!

i love these two pictures below, mostly because of the all white bedding.  i've always wanted white bedding, but then would go with some sort of pattern because i thought plain white was too boring.  well, this time i went for it.  i found a solid white, simple duvet cover at target for $25.  not the most amazing quality, but i'm, as usual, working on a budget.

i was drawn to this picture because it not only has the white bedding, but there are curtains behind the bed.  i'm not sure if there is a window behind them or not, but with our furniture being so big, the headboard in front of the window was our only option.  we hung the curtains so they are centered over the headboard, even though the window isn't centered over the headboard.  did that make sense? maybe i'll show you are little trick one day.  i'm also loving the big black and whites of what looks like their wedding.

 i love the blankets at the foot of the bed in both of these pictures.  i would love a yellow blanket, but the gray looks so cozy.  and yellow blankets are surprisingly hard to find.  i also love the simple framed prints above the bed.  i bet it would be easy to find some scrapbook paper or fabric that would be pretty and inexpensive to frame.

in this picture, i really love the bright yellow frames on the gray wall.  i've already bought and spray painted some gaudy gold gilded frames.  i haven't decided if i'm going to leave them empty yet.

i LOVE the idea of stenciling the wall behind our bed.  as you could see in the pictures of our room, i have a big stencil similar to this.  but for some reason, that stencil is really intimidating me.  i haven't brought myself to attempt it again ever since i messed up the first time.

i've already ordered this fabric for some pillows on the bed, i'm just waiting for it to come in.  i'm pretty sure i'm going to make standard size shams.  i've got some other gray and yellow fabric on hand to make some throw pillows.

speaking of pillows, i plan to make one of these with a "c" on it.  i love monograms.

speaking of monograms (sorry) i've already DIYed something like this for our room.  our couple monogram is the same as my initials, so it works perfect.  this was easy and looks really classy.

speaking of already DIYing, (i'm kind of starting to annoy myself at this point), i made something like this for our 5 year anniversary.  it was pretty simple and it's currently hanging in our room.  it will definitely stay.

so, that's where i am so far.  i've been working on a few things here and there and am excited about seeing it all come together.  i'm trying to re-purpose as much as i can so that i don't spend too much money.  plus, it's kind of a fun game, staying on a budget.

so, what do you think?  any other cost efficient DIY ideas you can point me towards?  i'm looking forward to working on a few things this weekend.

feel free to follow this board on pinterest.  i'm always pinning new things!

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