The Bedroom is Coming Together Nicely

I am working with American Express to redo my bedroom. Last week they provided me with 150,000 Membership Rewards points.

The last few days have gone a little something like this…

  • Saturday: Clear the bedroom (thereby making the library a disaster), go to my uncle’s house to celebrate his birthday, come home and go to bed (mattress on the floor).
  • Sunday: One coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, go to my dad’s house for a barbecue, come home and go to bed (mattress on the floor).
  • Monday: Second coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, go to my sister-in-law’s house for a barbecue, come home and go to bed (mattress still on the floor).
  • Tuesday night: Swap out the rug, put the mattress back in the bed frame (YAY!), bring in the nightstands, and start setting up the room again… all in an hour while my mother-in-law watched Eleanor.

The bedroom looks really good so far though! It’s coming together just as I hoped it would, which is such a relief. I picked up some cute accessories and a new rug with the remainder of my points from last week. I was a little nervous about the rug… I brought my paint chips with me to the store, but sometimes when you see an expanse of wall color with the rug it can look a little off. Thankfully it all worked out. Really well in fact.

For the Bedroom

I’ll be ready to share photos next week! But now, something fun for you…

One lucky person will win a Crate & Barrel gift card worth $100 (courtesy of the American Express Membership Rewards program). Simply leave a comment on this post to enter, and I’ll select a winner at random on Monday, June 7. The giveaway is open to all. Good luck!

Edit, June 7: We have a winner!
Congratulations to traci in virginia, who was commenter number 1342 (chosen via

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    June 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Loving the elements of the room…anxiously awaiting photos!

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    June 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Great choices for your bedroom makeover! Lovely as always.

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    ashley white
    June 5, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    love the rug and the sheets! we’re actually looking at getting both! :)

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    June 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Love your selections so far. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

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    June 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Looks good. Pick me!

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    June 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

    just came upon your site today. love it already. look forward to seeing your progress.

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    June 6, 2010 at 12:22 am

    This is my first visit to your site. Nice blog. :)

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    June 6, 2010 at 12:43 am

    can’t wait to see the finished room!

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    June 6, 2010 at 12:49 am


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    June 6, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I absolutely adore the light fixture! Can’t wait to see the finished product – I’m sure it will be delightful.

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    maggie may
    June 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

    the color you chose for your room is gorgeous.

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    June 6, 2010 at 3:38 am

    You have such great taste!

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    June 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Absolutely love your blog. My mum flies out to the States in two weeks and would love $100 to spend at the wonderful Crate & Barrel. I only wish I could escape the torrential rain here in Sydney and come over too!

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    June 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Hello! Thank you for a chance to win this fab gift card and specially thank you for being my inspiration on and on. I adore your style, please, never stop posting here;)
    Have fun!
    Love from Slovenia!

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    June 6, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I can’t wait to see the colors come together. They’re not what I expected but they’re fantastic! Love your blog and C&B gift cards!

    Amy in SC

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    Katrina Babic
    June 6, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I absolutely love, love, love those pillowcases/sheets… I don’t think I’d ever have to make the bed again :)

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    June 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    LOVE the bedding! So pretty!

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    June 6, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Loving it all. So glad someone else is charmed with the Edison chandelier, too: I’ve been trying to convince my husband of its charm.

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    June 6, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Love the color scheme and how it’s gender neutral. Already have the redecorating bug and this is making it so much better :)

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    June 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve used Martha’s Sears line of paint as well as the Sherwin Williams line (yeah, bit of a Martha junkie) and neither were the best quality, either. But of course, the colors were gorgeous. Can’t wait to check out the Home Depot line – I am hopelessly addicted to Martha!

    I also can’t wait to see the results of your bedroom transformation!

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    June 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    love the green and grey!

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    June 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Would love to win this! Thanks for the chance! :)

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    Cassie C
    June 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I’m in love with all you’ve chosen! Can’t wait to see it all put together! And, could really use some fun stuff for my ever so lovingly – mismatched – bedroom! Happy day!

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    June 7, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Where is the bedding from? Love it!

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    June 7, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Love it!!!

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    June 7, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I am in LOVE with the grey & white striped sheets, where did you find those?! I’d love to buy some for my bedroom!!

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    June 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Awesome give away any mom can use!

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    Juri Kim
    June 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Simple and elegant yet functional…great style and affordable too. Thanks for great ideas. I’ve Brendan of your site for quite some and never left any comments. T H A N K S!!!!

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    June 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Sending up a little prayer to the giveaway gods!

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    July 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

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