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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Shabby Chic Bed Part 2

I have been posting on my blog since July and every week my most read post is A shabby Chic Bed  so I felt like it was time to revisit the bed and my room. I love that blogpost too, because of the inspiration Sandy at My Shabby Streamside Studio gave me.  It got me thinking in a positive way which is why my room became my beautiful haven. It's time for more pictures since I  have a better camera now (was only using 4mp then).

I mentioned my inspiration was Sandy at, but I didn't focus on something she opened my eyes to.  She has created a beautiful bed in her loft with a blow up mattress and a shabby chic duvet.  Now I sleep on a blow up mattress too.  All that beauty and underneath is a Coleman double blow up bed with a feather bed on top. 

I have never had such a great sleep.  I used to have a very expensive pillow top mattress and this $39.00 blow up mattress is 100% better.

I still have my Rachel Ashwell duvet and Bella Rose Blue euro covers.  I love them as much today as the first day I put it all together. The quality of Rachel's products have really impressed me.

It is a tiny room, but I have fit a lot into it.

Every night I read before I go to sleep so I added a little spot for my books,

and magazines

Everyone needs a spot in this world that is their own and this is it for me. It does not matter that it's small, it's me and it's perfect. 

A bedroom is personal but I think it's part of why this post has been so popular for me.

Until next time,


  1. Your bedroom is soo pretty. Love the picture above the bed and the linens. ;-)

  2. I love your dresser, I have one waiting for me in the garage! Seeing yours makes me want to start on it right away but I have to work today so it will have to wait!


  3. What a peaceful, perfect space you've created for yourself! I LOVE the idea of thinking outside of the box and using the coleman mattress! We have one we use for guests but now you've inspired me to 'pretty' it up!

  4. Very pretty room..interesting about the blow up bed. We have bought one for overnights guests when we move to a condo..I will have to try it out!

  5. Your room is gorgeous! I love that mirror on the little bench! Visting from WW.

  6. I love your bed and gorgeous linens! What a peaceful and pretty retreat!

    Happy WW!
    Michelle :)

  7. Lovely room! I'm loving the lightness of it and roses here and there. Beautiful.

  8. What a gorgeous room!! I have a dresser (and chest) just like that and can't wait for Spring to paint them!!

  9. Hi! Love your room. Question about the bed - are you just using an inflatable mattress? Does that provide enough height from the bed base? I only have a mattress, not a box spring, and am afraid it isn't enough... Is it?

  10. I am always searching online for articles that can help me. There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also. Keep working, great job!
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  11. Hello! I like your room so much! You have really inspired me. May I ask what is the size of the bed? Also can you give more information about the mattress?
    Thank you in advance! :)

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