Is there anything better than a bedroom makeover reveal? Um, don't answer that. Just be pumped for us.
On Friday, Sean and I spent about two hours measuring and drilling holes to mount the headboard using flush mounts, which fit together like puzzle pieces. We hung the headboard about an hour before visitors came for the weekend and then I made Sean do this dorky thing I love, which is to walk out of the room and come in as though I'm the visitor, pretending to be wowed by the makeover. I have a problem.
So before I show you our new look, let's walk down memory lane, shall we?
When we moved in, our room looked like this. Everything in this room came from my old apartment, and I love all of it still. But Sean's side table is a particle board table my mom and I painted when I was 17 and didn't really provide Sean enough space for his books and on occasion, laptop.
The curtains are still my favorites ever...I bought them on clearance at Target and I wish I'd bought three more packs. But in winter, we need thicker drapes to keep it from getting colder in there.
After our wedding, I used a Visa gift card to buy this super fun and fluffy West Elm duvet and I love it. But I've had a dream since 2006 of adding a headboard and new nightstands, so here's what we have now:
nightstands for a very long time, but even though I want to start investing in better, preferably vintage furniture, I'm still pretty cheap. I found these nightstands at Target, for $60 each and I added the hardware (which looks like this, except in nickel. I can't find it on their site).
Bodega Shoppe in Asbury Park, NJ. The print is by Ashley Goldberg, and was a gift I gave Sean a few years ago.
And for Valentine's Day, I finally framed one of our wedding pictures (seriously...I haven't printed any of them out. I'm so slow!) and our wedding invitation. The photo is framed by a mat we bought on our honeymoon at Yellow Owl Workshop, but it's created by Yee Haw Industries.