Sunday, September 13, 2009

Master Bedroom Teaser

Well, we're back at Casa de la Vanderdogan, and finally making progress in the myriad of tasks that I had lined up for us to complete before my vacation officially ends and it's back to the office I go. One of the top priorities was to put our Master Bedroom together (at least partially). Many of you may remember the bedroom before:

This was taken in the fall of last year. The colors in the room, a rich garnet and light creamy shade of gold. The walls are painted Martha Stewart's Monks Cloth - a color I borrowed from a friend in Texas and have used in a host of rooms since. The headboard here was attached directly to the wall with a cleat made from a 2x4. I fashioned the headboard from plywood, foam, and fabric, and added the nailhead detail. After a particularly grueling search for a headboard, this seemed to fit our want list ... until we found:

The Simone bedding from Pottery Barn, new for the fall. Scott fell in love with it, and I confess - I did too. We made a snap decision, purchased it, and brought it home. Problem was - it looked oh so wrong with that soft gold headboard. Perhaps it was the background of the print that made it feel so washed out - but it just wasn't going to work. So - off we went to continue the search for the perfect headboard.

Finally finding it at (of all places) Big Lots for a mere $299.00! A rich chocolaty brown "leatherette" with button tufting and low profile footboard was the perfect addition to the room, and it really allows the beautiful, rich colors of the bedding to take center stage. Now of course, this isn't all I've planned for the Master Bedroom. Stay tuned ...

13 comments:

  1. Love the bedding and the headboard looks wonderful. Aren't you amazed at what you find at Big Lots. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Love the bedding. We are seeing prints emerging again and the solids are taking a back seat.
    Kathleen

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  3. Love the bedding and what a find on the headboard -- I thought it was a Horchow piece! But big lots -- wow!

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  4. Great job!

    I love the Potterybarn bedding. I cannot believe your incredible Big Lots find. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. I am going to throw a tantrum because I don't have a Big Lots near me!

    Beautiful bedding, I can see why it was worth the big change in your headboard.

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  6. Beautiful beddings and the headboard is perfect, Artie!...Christine

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  7. Oh, I was just drooling over that bedding myself in the new catalog. I really need to find a Big Lots near me. We used to have one close-by it didn't have furniture or any of the goodies everyone else was showing here. It just had junk - like toys and food and electronics. I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve, Artie. ~ Robyn

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  8. Loving the bedding!!! Ooooh how I LOVE lots of pillows too!!!

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  9. Ooh, love the new bedding, especially those rich colors with winter coming upon us. And the headboard is gorgeous!

    Justine :o )

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  10. Big Lots is a favorite of mine, you never know what you are going to find there. The Simone bedding is beautiful. It is my understanding that the pillow covers are on backorder due to high demand. Can't wait to see the rest.

    LeAnn

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  11. OOOOh...the bedding is particularly swoon-worthy! And then to top it off with the rich leather headbord...timeless!

    Big lots...who knew?!

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  12. Love it and love the rich colors and the warmth it creates!

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