Chic on a Shoestring Decorating: Master Bedroom Sneak Peak and Curtain Double Fail

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Master Bedroom Sneak Peak and Curtain Double Fail

Well hello there.  Several weeks ago I shared with you my monochromatic bedroom inspiration from Candice Olsen.  They were really crummy pictures of the paused tv screen, remember now?  (Can you believe I even posted those?!)  If not you can see them here

I have been    s   l   o   w   l   y    working on my thrifty bedroom redesign and really don't have much to show you.  So why not write a blog about it, right?! 

"Hello friends, guess what I've done on my room makeover??


How interesting!  Let me tell you all about it!"

Well actually , I've done a few things but nothing worthy of a reveal so I'm just going to give you some sneak peaks. 

First, I got this lovely stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils which will be showing up in my bedroom makeover.  And, I'll be doing a giveaway sponsored by them in the near future, stay tuned for that!

Next, I'll share with you a sneak peak of my bedding, it was free last year when I got my king bed, I didn't use it at the time because it didn't go with my other decor but now it is perfect!

While working on my room I had a major curtain fail. 

I asked Mr. Chic to re-hang the curtain rod to go for the dramatic "long-drapes-high-curtain-rod" look because we have a vaulted ceiling.  Unfortunately, we had a miscommunication of where the rod was to be placed.  It ended up in this awkward area about 6 inches above the window frame trim.  I guess I shouldn't have left the room during installation.  FAIL 

The other fail were these curtains.  I'm not much for animal print but these monochromatic shimmery zebra panels looked fabulous in the store.  I thought that since the pattern was monochromatic I could get away with the zebra print.  The pattern wasn't even the problem, they just looked a little too dressy for the look I'm going for.  DOUBLE FAIL

I will take them back after I work for 20 minutes to figure out that weird perfect fold to get it back in the tiny package but I won't be able to get it right and they'll be an ugly lumpy mess stuffed back in.  Does anyone else have trouble with that??  I can never get curtains back in the package right, ever.


Anywho, I hope you've enjoyed my little sneak peak at our master bedroom redesign.  Stay tuned for a Cutting Edge Stencil giveaway!

Happy Weekend! :)  xoxo

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  1. Thanks for the peak into the project. As a fellow redecorator and blogger, it's reassuring to know other people have lofty dreams that take some time to pull off. :)

    I'm not sure the color is right but did want to suggest you check out some drapes I used in a decorating project recently. They're from Bed Bath and Beyond and are called the Venice Window Panels. They come in lots of colors, I used silver. I think my detail shot is better than anything they provide on their website so if you'd like, check it out here:

    And no, nobody can get those things folded right, it's like folding a fitted sheet, there's just no truly nice way to do it.

  2. Ack for folding stuff! Fortunately my husband is pretty good at such things so I put him in charge of that.

    Sorry about all of the fails, but sometimes it takes a few before you get it right! Can't wait to see what you do!

  3. I feel your pain... if I leave the husband with a project, it's a disaster. He need supervision. :)

  4. I laughts out loud when I read about you trying to get the curtains back in that (small package). My husband said "what so funny" I said you wouldn't had to been there,done that. I enjoy your blog.


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