I used to have this bed:
A beautiful white sleigh bed (I was experimenting with beige and it didn't last a month)
Then I seperated and I decided I would take the bed with me. It's queen size my room is not. The day I discovered that it wouldn't fit was move in day. It sort of all hit me on that day and I got the blues. I couldn't see myself without my beautiful queen sleigh bed to crawl into.
As I went to bed (in a blow up mattress) with the bed in pieces all around me I was searching for blogs and ran into http://www.myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com./ I had seen it a few months ago but not followed up on it. I read the whole blog and it inspired me and changed my thinking. Sandy had created a beautiful bedspace in the loft that was no more than a beautiful duvet and a blowup bed. It made me realize I could create a beautiful space for myself that would fit the dimensions of the room. I felt so liberated I carried the bed to the garage and put it on Kijiji. As well I wrote Sandy to thank her and she was kind enough to write back!!
I looked all over for a double bed ( Double gave me more room), for weeks and then I settled for a basic flat bed at Ikea. I was shopping and discovered I could get a prettier bed for a better price and it was the Leirvik. Ornate and painted cream - aaahhhh!!
Here it is in progress
and here it is now
I have a small room, I look out the window onto other condo's and I love it. What do you think of the picture above the bed, remove it or keep it?
Quick story, in 2006 my family and I went to California. I agreed to everything (even space mountain) and asked for only one thing, to go to Shabby Chic. All I wanted. Could have added on PomPom and Bountiful, but for me Shabby Chic was mecca. One day we rented a car and drooovvvveee and finally found it. I walked in and it was amazing, white settee in the window and a white bed in the other. The bed had the same cover on it I now have. It was stunning. The place was so calming, the couches were so comfy and the fabric was amazing.... but the prices were high, I was mindful of the budget and purchased nothing. I could kick myself now but it was a different mindset for me then. But..... I should have at least purchased the gorgeous matches!!
Anyway, now I have a beautiful bedroom. I adore it. It's coming together and beginning to work for me. The paint is soft muslin (Behr) in CIL voc free high gloss paint.
Until Next Time, Patricia - Part 2 of my Shabby Chic Bed Story can be found at: