|Rory, our Wheaten Terrier, is 4.5 months old. He makes our home very cozy,|
|Before. The paint was chipping off of one wall, so I decided to strip the whole thing. This is mid-project.|
My budget for the whole room was $750 and I didn’t quite make it. But I came close.
|I have a hard time choosing my favorite elements: the dhurrie rug, red bed and light blue walls are all great.|
|The white glass Ikea lights hung by the bed have an amazing glow.|
|Winter cabbage, San Francisco books and quarters for the bus on the bedside table.|
The sheets and a comforter are also from Overstock. I picked the best-reviewed linens with the most reasonable prices. The Supima cotton ivory flannel sheets cost $53 and they are so cozy and rich-feeling. I highly recommend them. The zinnia fitted sheet that I used to cover the box spring was from Garnet Hill—I have had it for years. The blue blanket is also an old-but-loved linen that I bought at Selfridge’s department store in London. Total cost for linens, including down comforter: $98.
The bedside lights are two Ikea pendants from our storage room that were intended for the hallway, but did not work out. I had a lighting guy re-wire the pendants to plug into a socket and turn on with line-switches. It is nice to have hanging lights at the bedside because they do not take up space on the bedside table. Cost: $115.
A new mattress and box spring was $300. That included delivery and tax was waived.
The storage armoire and nightstand are antiques that I already owned. I also hung artwork that I already had—including a framed .25 cent buffalo target from a hunting store. Even less expensive, the artwork above the bed is a creased piece of white paper that Dean and I made after seeing Ed Ruscha’s work in the Museum of Modern Art New York.
|The storage armoire is large but holds so much stuff--bed and bath linens for the whole house and other miscellany.|
Total cost: $847.