Have you ever found that perfect thing?
That one elusive piece that’s going to totally change a room and complete your life?
As in “Oh Pottery Barn bedding, you complete me!” No?
Just me then…
and then sometimes that something comes in the mail and you giddily assault your UPS driver as he’s coming up the sidewalk and rip the box from his hands….just me again? Really people, it’s the little things in life!
So you get the box upstairs, unpack the bedding, get it all set up and….
maybe we weren’t meant to be?
No,wait! This was supposed to magically transform my master bedroom to the space I always wanted! I’m keeping it darn it! It will grow on me, I just need to get used to it right????
Then 3 weeks later I’m kicking myself, cuz now not only do you not complete me gorgeous PB bedding, but you totally clash with my blue grey walls and I kinda want to break up…
That’s when you call your amazing mother (who is used to your hair brained ideas, cuz you know she’s your mom and has had to deal with you for the last 30 years) and convince her, her guest room NEEDS a makeover! And wouldn’t you know? I have the perfect bedding you could use, and I’ll sell it to you, and even give you a break on shipping and hand deliver it and make the bed, and help you decorate the room and and and…you get the picture – how could she say no?
AND you know what? It looks perfect in here, just like I planned all along (ahem).
Did I mention the Mr. and I actually lived in this room for 9 months? My parents graciously allowed us to stay with them when we first moved back to this side of the state. I think they were thinking it was going to be a month or two while we found a house …and then we decided to build this one. 9 months later we all breathed a sigh of relief when we finally moved out.
It looked nothing like this when we stayed here, you couldn’t see any part of the floor and it always looked like a bomb had just gone off in the tiny closet. We went from a 5 bedroom, 4 bath house to their 2 guest rooms. Our daughter (who was 2 at the time) and her toys pretty much took up all of the one room so it was a little cramped. I’m sure it drove my parents nuts, you could hardly walk in the room, it drove me nuts too!
Luckily we all survived, although my daughter always asks when we can move back…
I mean we are SOOOO far away, we live 15 houses down from them :)
I’ll be sharing more of my mom’s house next week. My parents master bedroom, bathroom, sitting room is about to get a complete overhaul which has been so fun to help my mom plan. The Mr. loves it too, since it means I haven’t had as much time to rearrange our house!
I’ll be sharing the before pics and keep you all posted along the way.
Moral of the story? Go with your gut, if it’s not love at first sight – return it….or have a fantastic mom like me!
Guest Room Decor Details:
Bedding – Pottery Barn
Paint – Benjamin Moore Golden Straw
Signs – local shop called Blue Bird on the Moon
You can see more of my mom’s house here all gussied up for Christmas
and a peek of her gorgeous music room here.
Sharing at Savvy Southern Style