We no longer sleep on a full bed (hooray!) and what a difference it has made for a good night's sleep.
For those who are interested, here is a breakdown of a few of our purchases. As always, I am a fan of sale rack browsing, Craigslist stalking and having an eye for things that I already own but can be transformed / used elsewhere in the home. And, of course, the cheaper the better.
- Queen Bed: Free from a neighbor
- Queen Spilt Box Springs (the regular spring would not fit down our stair well): $50, Craigslist
- Bed Frame: Free from neighbor
- Lamps: Free from my parents. Spray Painted White over an awful 80's Bronze
- Lamp Shades: $17.99 each from Target
- End Tables: $50 each on clearance (from $100 each) from Bed Bath and Beyond. I told Chris it was basically buy one get one free :)
- Print: $10.99 from Hobby Lobby pinned to a black piece of cardboard until we get it framed.
- Candles, plant, etc.: Free from around house
- Small white vase: Free and Spray Painted White to match bedding
- Quilt: $60 Two Vagabonds Trunk Show (as opposed to similar Anthropologie styles for $200+)
- White Wood Blinds: $130 for entire basement, Home Depot
- Pottery Barn Linen Curtains: Free, Chris's Mom (thank you!!)
Keeping in mind that this is a basement bedroom, I knew that I needed to keep things light, crisp and airy for our bedroom oasis. I love the all-white choice and feel as though it's easy enough to update with colors, pillows, etc. if need be. I chose grey sheets this time around.
- Duvet Cover and Shams: Gift Card, CB2 (Crate and Barrel 2)
- Sheets: Gift Card, Macy's
- Duvet Set: $69!! for Queen Down Duvet and Two Down Pillows from Macy's (they have excellent coupons)
- Euro Sham and Dust Ruffle: Gift Card, Bed Bath and Beyond
This is the start of the baby's room! It still needs a bit of artwork, a rug, that mirror hung above the cirb, maybe some shelves, etc. but at least we have a "shell". It's nice to know if baby comes early, she'll have a place to sleep.
I pretty much am in love with this changing table that I found on Craigslist. The pretty glass drawers are my favorite feature. I think I will remove the right door and display baskets to match the bedding.
Um, and can we just talk about the fact that actual, real, little, baby feet will be in these gems (.50 cents from a consignment sale by the way) in less than 12 weeks?!
Chris actually bought this dresser for me for my birthday and painted it. At the time, we had no clue where we would put it, but I think this is the perfect place. Closet racks will replace the pom poms and birdcage and this will be baby girls' closet (again, making the best use of space and the issue of 1.5 "real" closets in our house)
I refinished this bathroom cabinet sink/cabinet sometime back. We found it for $80 at Habitat for Humanity and it was a light oak color. A bit of sanding, new hardware and a few coats of paint transformed this piece. I painted the mirror above to match.
I like to personalize just about any space, thus the 'K' coffee mug for our toothbrushes. This was a gift from my sister, and somehow, I think that I like it better holding brushes and paste better than I do, caffeine. As for the toilet paper roll, no excuse for that. We need a holder...
Thanks for taking a small tour of Casa de Kamp. Tomorrow: Bump Pictures