Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's bedroom finery

Ahh, Friday... a day that I used to look forward to beginning on Monday morning. Right now Friday just means the end of another week and I wonder how far off schedule I am and if I will ever get everything done before the holidays!

Please check in at Lit and Laundry and Expressly Corgi to see what others have accomplished this week. Both logos are clickable links.

Last weekend I showed Bill a quilt and curtains in a Penney's sale catalog, unsure whether he would like them or not. He did and I ordered them on Monday. One thing that bugs me about Penney's (and presumably other stores) is that you have to check prices from ALL of their sale catalogs and online shops. The items I ordered were all clearance sales, but the quilt and shams were significantly cheaper using the catalog number. The drapes were less expensive using the online info.

The order came Wednesday morning, less than 48 hours after ordering. I couldn't wait to put the new stuff out so I spent the afternoon cleaning the bedroom and swapping out bed linens. A simple tailored black bedskirt and black tablecloth came from Bed, Bath & Beyond to finish my decor. I bought valances but they were way too long to suit me. They will be returned today and new rods with rings and clips will be bought and installed after the holidays.
The black and white toile quilt and shams reverse to stripes.
While I didn't buget time for this project this particular busy week, I am so glad it is done. My room looks fresh and welcoming to me.


Elizabeth said...

I saw this in the Penney's catalog and loved it. It looks great in your room. Isn't new bedding so fun!

Kelli said...

Beeeeeeeeautiful!!! :) I'm still trying to find new bedding for our room that will make both the hubster AND me happy. Tough job.

ClassyChassy said...

Thanks for participating in GET R DONE FRIDAY - love the look of your new re-do bedroom! It is such fun to get a complete new look in just minutes! Everything looks so pulled together - great job! Enjoy your weekend!!!

Chatty Crone said...

It's nice to redo the old room once in awhile isn't it? Wish it was that easy to 're-do' ourselves!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's gorgeous, Knitty!! I love toile in any color for anything!

I never noticed a problem with the sale papers and the online prices. I just love shopping at major stores online because you can see their entire stock.

Have a great weekend!


Household 6 said...

Knitty! Your spies did good :) Lol! I am loving your new bedding - it's gorgeous! I found something similar (though not toile and not black, and no stripes... so maybe NOT similar at all, haha) at Cracker Barrel in TX and had to bring it home with me. I've always wanted something like this! Your room does look welcoming and refreshing! Can I come have a sleep over? Just kidding :)

Threeundertwo said...

I love that toile! And it looks so perfect with the table treatment. Changing out the bedding is a big job (I hate changing the bedskirt!) but it's so wonderful when it's done. Congratulations!

Thanks so much for joining in!

Sewconsult said...

Love it. Wish I had checked there for my guest room bedding. Wait, I did! I bought a simple beige that would go with the presently needed to be painted walls & the circular rug that I love more than the bedding. The rug came from Steinmart & looks like a swirl of garden flowers.

Love your blue walls.
Beckie who thanks you for your sweet words.

Angela said...

Beautiful! You did a wonderful job in redoing your bedroom!

Get R Done Friday!