Thursday, February 19, 2009

And the Oscar goes to...

Dana for Best Use of 10 minutes! Ya'll, the Nester is having a party and I'm invited.

Ok, so everyone is invited, but I'm choosing to pretend that this is an intimate gathering of the Nester's close, personal friends.

Yes, I am delusional.

So the Nester's party is the finale of the 10 minutes to a room you'll love series she's been doing for the past month. Go back and read the tips if you haven't been following along as she goes. It's all simple stuff that can magically transform a room. Our master bedroom is the room that really needed the magic...




Now, let me say that it doesn't look quite this bad all the time, but on Wednesday night, this was what I was looking at. Nothing about this room said, "Come in, close, personal friend of the Nester and relax awhile," or "This is where the proverbial magic happens," or even "Come in and rest your weary bones". Since your bedroom should be a place of refuge (not refuse), peace, and romance, I set about to make small changes with big impact.


First, I commited to some lamps. I've been trying to find the perfect lamps for our master for quite some time and it took a cyber-kick-in-the-pants from the Nester to finally just buy some stinkin' lamps for crying out loud!

Second, I cleared all the C.R.A.P. off the nightstands. Why was there WD-40 on the nightstand in the first place? Instead, I put books, a decorative box, and a hand-blown glass vase with greenery in it. Ahh...so much better!

Finally, I made the bed. I know, I know. I'm a trailblazer. All kidding aside, this makes the room look 100 million times better. Why don't I do it? Your guess is as good as mine.

I've still got some improvements that need to be made in the master like adding a chair and FINALLY getting some window treatments up. But it was so encouraging to see what just a few changes could do to the feel of the room.

Last night I turned off the overhead light and turned on the lamps. Nick walked in and literally did a double take. He said, it looks like a totally different room.

Thanks, Nester.

Love,
Your close, personal friend.

21 comments:

Joy said...

Your ten minutes turned into beautiful!

Teresa said...

Great makeover- the lamps are a great additions- Like the colors you have chosen'
Have a great day-

Tricia Anne said...

Your room is pretty. I love the colors, they are so warm. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a great way to spend 10 minutes. It looks amazing, what a difference!

I am glad I stopped by for our little party, just us friends. :-)

Now, you better be linking up tomorrow for my Beautiful Life Friday. I'll be looking for you!

Jennifer said...

Ten minutes makes such a difference. It looks fantastic!

Lana said...

Okay, it turned out so well why don't you sashay on over to your ol' mama's house and do some 10 minute magic over here?? Granted, it will take several sessions of 10 minutes each but it's the least you can do for the woman who birthed you, right?

Rachel said...

The lamps make such a big difference!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great job, love the new lamps!

Christina said...

Looks great. Love your new lamps too. Very calming room.

june@craftyniche said...

Your bedroom is so warm and cozy! I love the lamps!

Lori said...

The lamps make a huge difference! Great job!

Erica said...

your bedroom looks like a model home! great work!

jenjen said...

Your bedroom looks wonderful! I think I have that same bedroom set in mine. (except for the headboard)

It looks beautiful - the lamps are great too!

Jen

Audrey said...

You have such a beautiful space!! Great job on the lamps, I love them!!

auction girl vintage said...

So ... since I'm here at your blog, does that make *me* a close personal friend of a close personal friend of the Nester? Or am I just another pretty face in a long line of girls lookin' for inspiration?

Either way, here I am, ready to compare chair fetishes (fetish-i?) and to thank you for taking a peek at my breakfast room :o) Love what you're doing in your bedroom, great colors and very soothing. Love the new lamps, they're the perfect height. And I promise not to tell anyone about the WD40. They need to make a WD50+ for those of us who are getting old and need a jump start to get our weary bones out of bed in the mornings. Maybe I'm on to something here ...

Have a great weekend!

Victoria

they made a WD 50+, I'd keep some by my bed for medicinal purposes and

Amber B. said...

That looks great! I really like those lamps. I always know it's a good makeover when the hubby notices and compliments it!

Jodi said...

great job - love the difference that you made! enjoy!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

So nice! I just loved how you added lamps on either side of the bed. I so need to do that.

bj said...

Your bedroom looks amazing. You did really good and the lamps look perfect..

The Nester said...

You totally get the Oscar!

Oh and you have sixpence playing--one of my FAVORITES!

Krista Jameson said...

one of my favorite things in the post was the wd-40 on the bedstand. i laughed out loud because that is me. i forget that really, a screwdriver on the bedstand or a paint-can opener on the bathroom vanity really doesn't fit in with the decor..haha..