Friday, February 20, 2009

10 Minute Bedroom Re-Do



Nester has been doing a great series on taking just 10 minutes to create a room that you love. She shows quick and simple techniques on how to spruce up your space. She shows us yummy eye candy-type photos of her home to encourage us all along our sprucing up way.

My bedroom...or budiour as I like to call it...has needed a bit of sprucing. I love a space that is clean, organized and minus a lot of clutter. I have much bigger plans as far as decorating it goes...but I did the economical thing, and shopped my house. When I was done, I felt so incredibly wonderful. I just layed on top of my bed and smiled. It felt so wonderful to be in there.


Welcome to our love nest!

My Dresser
I corralled my lotions and potions in a much larger basket than they had previously been in. I don't like the visual clutter of them so it did me good to hid most of them. The candle is our unity candle from our wedding as well as the faux roses. A little sweet smell with a reed diffuser.





My Husbands Dresser
I carried the theme of the basket over to his dresser. In it is all of his junk. The basket is large enough and I'm short enough that I don't have to look at it all. Don't you just love how I have so many frames that DON'T have photos in them?




Nightstands
These babies (along with our dressers) came with the house. They used to be a hideous orange. I painted them chocolate instead. The cross-stitched print is from my mom. She made this for me a few years ago when I first moved to Canada to work. I love to keep it close to me.





The Heart
I just like having this single heart that my dad made me hanging above our bed. It seems like such a little love nest with it there.


My Shoe Organization
A quick peek into the closet. Here are most of my shoes. As you can see, there are a couple missing pairs...Oops! Forgot to put them away! I also keep my jewelery boxes on top of the shoe rack shelf instead of on top of my dresser.



While sprucing, I moved furniture and vaccuumed underneath everything. I cleaned dust off the baseboards. I also used my best smelling organic cleaning spray and cleaned all the surfaces of the dressers and nightstands. I then spritzed some plumeria linen spray. Ahh, smelled wonderful. All the sprucing up in the world won't be nearly as lovely if you've got dust and dirt all over the place.


Now head over to Nesting Place to see what other's have been up to! I can't wait!

18 comments:

Jodi said...

great job - love how clean & classic the tops of your dressers/nightstands are...need to work on that in our bedroom!
thanks!

Holly said...

Mandi, that looks so calm and restful, and I really like the paint color too! Orange dressers? Who does that? Love the brown, nice job.

Rachel said...

It looks very nice. I'm so glad to see that someone else has kept their unity candle too!

june@craftyniche said...

Your room is stunning!

Mandi said...

You inspire me. I so need to do this to my room. I need to be doing this instead of all the crafting I've been doing. LOL!

the undomesticated wife said...

That looks great! So cozy. And I love your headboard, so chic!

jenjen said...

What a wonderful bedroom! Everything looks so neat and organized. I love the baskets and the heart is so cute!

Jen

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Audrey said...

You have such a peaceful, relaxing Master Bedroom! Your headboard is amazing, I want it,lol!!! I love the color of your room as well! Wonderful Job :-)


Audrey @ A Gathering Place

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Shannon said...

It all looks so great! I love that heart! It would be very soothing to be in your room.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I really like your style. It is beautiful! Love the chocolate bedside tables. wow.

Sherri S said...

Beautiful room and makeover! I LOVE your shoe storage! Your bed looks so cozy.

Christina said...

Love all of the layers on your bed. Very pretty.

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Looks wonderful ... great relaxing colors and awesome textures. Thanks for sharing!

proudgrits11 said...

Absolutely lovely!! Our "love nest" is always the last to get attention--thanks for the inspiration!!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Wow, your closet is so CLEAN and organized!!
Love that little hand-stitched sign. So sweet. I'd like one by every bed in our house!
It all looks so inviting and uncluttered.

Rona's Home Page said...

Fourteen years ago I dropped everything, grabbed the kidlet and moved to San Diego from Portland, Maine to be with my husband.
It's been great and we even renewed our wedding vows last October.
Love the unity candle. Oh, I decided to take a photo of mine and will probably post it tomorrow.

Erin said...

I know this is an older post, but I just noticed the basket on your husband's dresser. I need that! I'm forever trying not to notice all the crap that ends up on my hubby's dresser, and I've decided he needs his own basket to corral the crap. I think I'll put one on his desk, too. Thanks for the idea!

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