Bedroom Status Report

I am working with American Express to redo my bedroom. This week they have provided me with 100,000 Membership Rewards points.

All right. I’m going to go for it and order the Edison Chandelier.

I may be setting myself up for a repeat of the Maskros pendant scale mismatch, but I have to at least try the Edison. There is potential for much excellence. I’m also going to pick up some paint samples this weekend, so we’ll see how that goes.

You already know that I picked up the striped sheets that I had wanted with this week’s points, but I still had some leftover. Brandon and I decided to use this opportunity to get something that we wouldn’t normally splurge on for the bedroom: a new comforter and pillows.

Our bed feels niiiiice now.

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  • Angie
    May 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Can’t wait to see it all put together!!

  • Jakob
    May 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I enjoyed your blog but it’s starting to sound too much like a commercial.

    • Making it Lovely
      May 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

      Don’t worry. I’ve just posted a lovely graphic of a chicken sheltered in a pink house in my latest post. Aren’t you excited?

      • robin
        May 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm

        so excited!!!

      • Bean Dip Girl
        May 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm

        There is only one chicken. I was expecting at least two. More chickens!

    • Jen@BloggersAbode
      May 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

      This is funny. People are bothered by the “sound” of things but the annoying Bacardi pop-up is o.k. Hahahahahah. I’m digging the bedding picks. The light? Not so much but we’ll see right?

  • morgane
    May 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

    new comforters and pillows are the best! i’m excited about the seeing edison….and still trying to convince my wife the maskros lamp will be fine if we don’t try to walk under it!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 21, 2010 at 10:57 am

      The Maskros is so great… but definitely HUGE.

      • Jules
        May 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

        I would love it for the dining room, but who am I kidding? It will look like a giant dandelion landed on the table.

  • meg
    May 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Yay for the edison chandelier! I’ve been wanting that too. Glad you’re going for excellence! I wish I had some points to shop with!

  • Nancy Thomas
    May 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I have been eyeing that light ever since I saw it in the catalog. Be sure to come back and let us know how you like it. I’m considering it for over my kitchen island. Of couse, I think my husband would think I was insane!

  • Dianne
    May 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    YIPPEEEE, I am so glad you are giving it a try. You will regret it if you don’t.

  • jbhat
    May 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I like that it’s named Edison. I get it! And your choices are coming together nicely. I’m looking forward to seeing everything put together.


    • Jules
      May 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

      That’s funny about the name; I was thinking the same thing. :)

  • Mrs.Limestone
    May 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I heart edison bulbs. You’ll have to share how you like them once they are in your house. They photograph so well but Im afraid they don’t provide enough light to be practical.

  • Katie
    May 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I think it will look amazing, though you’ll have to let us know if you wake up in the middle of the night and think you see a giant spider on the ceiling! haha :)

  • Stephanie
    May 21, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I can’t believe you’re going for the Edison. You go girl. Looking forward to seeing the photos! :-)

  • Fiona
    May 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I think the Edison looks really cool!

  • Lisa
    May 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The only thing I would worry about with the light fixture is that if you are installing it directly over the bed you will have to stare into many lightbulbs when lying down?

  • Katie | RunawayOctober
    May 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I, too, have loved the Edison for a long time now. I even looked into how to DIY one and my FIL seems to think it would be easy. Definitely show us what it looks like. Can’t wait!

    Lucky girl with all those free points. All my CC gives me is fees.

  • Denise
    May 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I´m so glad you take the Edison risk!. I´ve loved that lamp since i saw it. And I love that you are experimenting with new stuff and styles! Keep going on girl!!

  • Alexis
    May 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Great choice on the Edison! It was not intended for the bedroom, so I LOVE that you’re doing it. A very crafty friend of mine made a very Edison-esque light and it’s amazing.

  • Katherine
    May 21, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad you’re getting the Edison chandelier, I think it will look fantastic. I’d love to get one myself, but I wouldn’t be able to get those pretty incandescent globes for it (in Australia, you buy them anymore, so you can only get fluorescent and halogen lights)

  • Jems by Judye
    May 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I too, love the Edison…good choice!

  • leslie
    May 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    YAY! You’ve always been fearless in your decorating. Why stop now? I can’t wait to see the results.

  • LuLu
    May 22, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I don’t know about that light. It’s so industrial. Nothing about it says warm, romantic, inviting, relaxing, calming…..all those things that I think a bedroom should be. I agree with the previous poster that when you are lying in bed you will be staring up at harsh bare bulbs (even with a dimmer.)

  • Anita
    May 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I LOVE the Edison light! I’ve never seen anything like it before. I say Yes, go for it!

  • Carole
    May 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I think your new light will look great in your bedroom. I think it’s easier to take a risk on a bedroom light than it would be for, say, your dining room, so good for you for going for it!

    Do you know if you can use a dimmer with that kind of light bulb?

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  • Kate
    May 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I looove that chandelier! Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it all comes together!

  • Pencils
    May 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I know what you mean about the size issue, I just bought a gorgeous vintage pink and white deco flush light shade for my baby daughter’s room. Except when it arrived, it was waaay bigger than I was expecting. I did see the diameter, it just didn’t compute somehow. I’m still gong to use it, but I hope it doesn’t look odd in such a small room with a low ceiling.
    I thought you might like it as it’s pink and vintage; I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. There are a lot of pink vintage deco light shades, but this one is different than most.

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  • Liz H
    June 12, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I didn’t realize the Edison was back, until I was catching up on your lovely blog just now! This made my morning- I was so sad when I couldn’t find it on the Pottery Barn site any longer. I would LOVE to use it too & can’t wait to see it in your finished bedroom!

  • Janelle
    January 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Okay, so, $399 isn’t in my budget but that chandelier is so FUN and classy and gorgeous! I immediately googled how to make one. YOU DIYers out there–have you tried to make one? know if it would be difficult?