I had been wanting to give our bedroom more of a cottage feel, since it is such a small space. I really love the horizontal plank walls that I've seen in Pottery Barn, Country Living and over at The Lettered Cottage.
Perhaps you remember our bedroom originally looked like this.
And then we got rid of the king sized bed and I had Jason cut our dresser so that it could be moved to make room for the bassinet. If you missed that crazy adventure, you can read about it here.
That brought our bedroom to this.
We moved the jewelry armoire and mirror to make room for the beautiful PB bassinet that was a gift from my mother in law and her boyfriend. Remember the sketch she did of the bassinet because it wasn't going to arrive in time for my shower? You know, the one that hangs in Noah's room as a piece of art on the wall?
Well the bassinet arrived in time for Noah and it looks great in the space we created. .
Did you notice the switches up on the wall? Well, I've always wanted lights on either side of the bed for reading. I'm not a Kindle kind of girl . . . I like good ol' fashioned pages to turn, which means I need a light so that I can read at night. And I'm not much into little book lights. They fall off my book, run out of batteries and generally aggravate me.
So my husband who spoils me installed two lights - one on either side of the bed and each light has its own switch. Once Noah was born, Jason took the lights one step further and installed a dimmer switch so that we could get up to tend to Noah in the middle of the night without flipping on a bright light.
It all came together really nicely and I'm growing to really love my slanted ceilings and small bedroom. I never thought I would, but it's become my little cozy haven.
We both hated the color of the walls so we figured that while we were installing the plank wall, we might as well update the color too. We used white on the planked wall and went with Sherwin William's "Blue Hubbard" for the side walls (a color I'll admit I snagged from The Lettered Cottage's design).
I also want to get a new light fixture. I'd love a chandelier, but our ceilings are so low, I don't think it would look right. I've been looking around but haven't found anything that speaks to me yet. Any suggestions?
Finally, I want to get rid of the towering fan on the night stand and update it with a smaller, silver more industrial looking fan. Getting rid of the fan is not an option, as you might remember from my post Finding Sleep with a Fan. While the current fan we have is a huge upgrade from the old boxed fan we used to use, it looks Victorian, and just doesn't go with the room anymore.
I also want to ditch the old-school electric alarm clock. You know how much I hate the look of electronics so I want to hide our alarm clock somehow. I thought of using a classic looking alarm clock (you know the ones that have a little device that hits two bells at the top?) but Jason says he doesn't want to wake up to such a loud alarm in the morning. I've also considered just using our cell phones as alarm clocks, but J likes to see the time in the middle of the night so maybe a cell phone docking station would work?
I'm still figuring it out.
So there you have it . . . our lighter, brighter and mold-free bedroom.