While I have never actually shown off our finished bedroom, I have shown our room in several different posts, most recently our room was seen in our newborn photos with Luke. Sure, it was just a little glimpse here and there of a detail or two, but it was there nonetheless. When we first moved in, we focused on all the other rooms of the house while Matt and I slept on the floor on two twin mattresses shoved up next to each other. Glamorous huh?
Our bedroom furniture was the first major furniture purchase we had made together, and we were very excited to have it finally arrive after about a month of sleeping like vagrants on the floor. I’ve read many times that bedrooms that are too matchy-matchy are kinda predictable, maybe a little boring…but you know what? I don’t care. I like it! I know Matt likes it too, because every time we stay somewhere else, upon our return he flops down on the mattress and declares his undying love for our bed.
As I mentioned in a previous post, since Luke was born we have rearranged the bedroom three times. First the bed was on the wall across from the windows, then the windows were behind the bed, and now it has finally come full circle to where it should have been all along.
The metal wings were a clearance find back when we were first married and living in our first apartment. They have graced our bedroom ever since, aside from a brief stint in the dining area of our old house. Almost everyone who sees them asks about them, and Matt and I joke that we should make up a better story than ‘Oh…we found them on clearance…”, something more exciting like me learning the art of metal working from Peruvian monks or something….
Towards the left of the windows is the closet, and while it’s a nice
sized closet (that the dog believes is his own room), I don’t really
think we need a picture of that in here. Picture clothes, shoes, and a
large lab-mix snoring on the floor.
Like I said before, that is not the mirror we originally had there, and to be honest…I’m not a big fan of the mirror at all. It went to the old hand-me-down set we had when we first married, and although it does the trick, it doesn’t fit the space like the old one did. In pictures…I see that this wall looks a bit bare, but I also don’t want to overcrowd it. I’d say a nice potted plant would be pretty in here, but let’s be honest…I’d kill that thing in no time at all.
Oh, and notice the second drawer down on the right is missing the drawer pull? Yeah, you can thank a very industrious two year old for that one. I have the pull part, but it is missing a piece to connect it. I was in the room with him, so it has to be here SOMEWHERE. Toddlers.
The blue glass owl was my mom’s, I remember it hanging in her bedroom window when I was very little. The typewriter is one I found while digging around on my grandma’s farm, and the yellow birdcage to the right was a gift from my Aunt Lucy. It was the card holder for our wedding, and it now holds candles and rocks from the riverbank where Matt proposed! Awwwww
And there you have it. And just for the record, yes…I totally shoved two baskets of laundry into the closet before I took these! Hey, it was clean laundry…so in my book that’s a plus, but in all likelihood it will not get put away before we end up wearing it. I’m just being honest here! Man, I hate laundry.