Bedknobs and Broomsticks

In CategoryNavel Gazing

Today, the 4 Moms are inviting people to join them in talking about bedrooms. I LOVE looking at pictures of other people’s houses. I get every furniture and decorating catalog known to man, and my late-night fantasies often involve winning the lottery and redecorating my house to within an inch of it’s life (much to my husband’s disappointment). One of my favorite blogs is Catalog Living, and I recognize every single picture and could name the catalog it came from. I want to live in those pictures.

So I can’t resist the opportunity to join in this sort of bloggy activity. I have taken some pictures of the kids’ bedrooms, which are cute; and not the master bedroom, which isn’t. Plus also, I don’t know if I am strong enough to move the gigantic pile of laundry that inhabits our bed all the time.

Little’s Room – The color is not showing up very well, it’s actually the same green that’s in the shade, not yellow. And pink – lots and lots of pink.

Big’s Room – with a headboard I made myself so we could put his bed up against the built-in bookcase. Somewhere online I found construction bedding (there’s a cute comforter for when it’s not eighteen-thousand degrees) AND matching wallpaper decals, which are each individual pieces that I painstakingly put up, one by one.

So there you have it. Don’t think the rest of our house is as neat and coordinated at these rooms are – there’s a reason I am posting these pictures and not ones of the hovel I affectionally refer to as our bedroom.

I know these pictures are not great – our camera is crap. I have been lobbying for a new one, but Frugal Deb is a tough nut to crack.

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12 Responses to “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”

  1. Jenn Says:

    These rooms are so cute. I think the girls’ room looks cute in yellow…even if it really isn’t yellow at all. I followed you here from 4 Moms.
    Jenn´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday – Paci Love

  2. Shannon Says:

    Really pretty and very roomy.I too am not brave enough to post all of my room. It is pretty but it is just a bit weird for me. Maybe I will budge before the day is over. Thanks for sharing. I too decorate late at night. It is an insomnia cure.
    Shannon´s last blog post ..Open housesleeping spaces

  3. Theresa Says:

    I LOVE decorating too! And I loooove all the catalogs! I look at it as creating a nice, cozy, warm retreat for my family 🙂

    I have been REALLY wanting to take a week and post about a different room every day!

  4. Grateful for Grace Says:

    Oh, these rooms are darling. Wish I had your skill at decorating. The flowers on the wall are sooo lovely. Tell more about those colored blocks/squares on the wall…. I love them!
    Grateful for Grace´s last blog post ..Where We Sleep &amp Play

  5. Lisa~ Says:

    These rooms are so cute now we’ve GOT to see the rest of your house. 🙂 I love the Pottery Barn baskets. We have those in our nursery and just love them! Great job on that headboard! Lisa~

  6. Deb Says:

    Grace – the colored squares on the wall are actually original paintings that I got from – wait for it – eBay. If you search for self-representing artists (or something like that), and you are willing to sift through a lot of migraine-inducing thumbnail pictures, you can find some real gems.

  7. Tracy Says:

    Lovely rooms! I love the flowers drifting across the green walls…they look dreamy!

  8. Tressa Says:

    Very cute! I can’t take pictures of my kids’ bedrooms because I can’t walk in them. It is too bad too because my daughter’s is very cute when it is clean.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Washington Park

  9. Sara Says:

    Those are great rooms! How the heck do you keep them so tidy? I posted some pictures awhile back to show my daughters room as soon as we moved in which was chaotic looking. Now, although unpacked and organized it is still the epitome of chaos. How do you keep your kids from being walking tornadoes? I have another one on he way in December and they will be sharing a room. I am so not looking forward to what that room will look like then.
    Sara´s last blog post ..WW – Extinction by Baby Gate

  10. Deb Says:

    Congratulations, Sara! I did not realize you were adding to your family!

    Well, the bedrooms are upstairs and I don’t let them have very much in there. They have legos, wedge-its, lincoln logs, and books. All the other toys live in the play room. That room is pretty much the reason we bought this house. It’s basically a three season porch that the previous owners enclosed. It’s a pretty big room right off the family room. It works out great, but it is by NO means clean for longer than 15 seconds at a time. As a matter of fact, we had to spend an HOUR tonight cleaning it after my daughter hurt herself for the third time just trying to walk around. LITERALLY. It’s a battle. One time they kept whining about cleaning it for so long, I said Fine, I’ll help. Then I went and got a trash bag. Their jaws dropped and they got right to work. It’s no idle threat either – I have thrown toys away many times as a consequence. I’m a meanie that way.

  11. DHM Says:

    Cute! Thanks so much for linking!

  12. pam Says:

    i love the storage of the headboard
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