This post is sponsored by Hayneedle.com who I was thrilled to partner with on this master bedroom makeover. As always, all opinions, bad jokes, 80’s song references and the like are 100% mine all mine.
Are you a homeowner? Then you know about budgeting.
Are you married? Then you know about compromise.
Parent? Then you know about sleep being the #1 most important-ist thing in the whole wide world.
And maybe you’re NONE of these things. Maybe your IQ is in the stratosphere, so you didn’t require that bit%^-slap-trifecta-of-reality (home ownership, marriage, and child-rearing…not necessarily in that order) that seem to be pre-requisites to get the rest of us on the compromising, budgeting and sleep-is-supreme train to adulthood and (arguably) maturity.
For me, the train to adulthood has been quite the slow ride. But I’m getting there. And thanks to Hayneedle, I’m actually MUCH closer now than I had been just a couple of weeks back. Let me show you.
See that? ↑ ↑ That’s our master bedroom. Or, that was our master bedroom from the time we bought the house (years ago) until right about yesterday. Read on…
If you’ve been here before, you may know that we’ve been around the home ownership block about 5 times. So by now, we know about budgeting. Doesn’t mean I like the concept, or WANT to use or abide by budgets, but I can, and I do. And after a decade + of marriage, I get the compromise thing, too. Or at least I know what things to say to con my husband into believing that I am compromising. But I can’t really delve into the details. It’s part of our “woman code” that we don’t divulge those kinds of strategies in print.
That brings us to sleep. And after YEARS of being deprived of it, things are looking up here. Because in a moment of complete exhaustion I sent out an S.O.S. Not to Mom, not to a therapist, or even a sleep doctor. No, I sent out an S.O.S. to Hayneedle. Having gone through years of a tight budget after moving in here, and compromising on all kinds of home projects that we wanted to take on, my kids were now sleeping in amazing bedrooms we had designed for them. Our dining room and basement were completely renovated, the deck, the family room…check check check. One of the LAST spaces in this house to have any attention is, you guessed it, ours.
I had a plan in my head for years of how I wanted this space to look. This is what I sent to Hayneedle:
That’s my country bedroom mood board.
Did you catch the super sneaky subliminal messaging??
So smart of me, right?! Well, it WORKED. Hayneedle said they’d love to collaborate on the project. And for the past month, we’ve been working hard on the space, and I’ve been DYING to show it to you. We built a faux chimney for the Belham Living electric fireplace.
That’s my brother Troy, the “star” of Nashville Flipped (star gets quotes because he’s family…we can’t let that stuff go to his head ;)) helping us build the fireplace wall during Christmas break. Dave and Troy even built a sliding shelf for the electric fireplace to sit on so that it could slide in and out when in use and not in use.
Above is a shot of the installed brick! And today is our country bedroom reveal over on the Hayneedle blog! But before you go, I can’t help but show you one little shot of the gorgeous Paula Deen Dogwood Poster Bed. That bed was really the backbone of the whole design for me, and I’m completely in love with it.
** ALL of the items used in this country bedroom reveal can be found at our designer style board over on Hayneedle**
So while you check out our completed country bedroom project, I’ll be here. Napping. Again. Thank you, Hayneedle. I’m becoming a happier, better-adjusted adult. The bags under my eyes are getting smaller, and I’m down to 3 cups of coffee per day from 13. I’m grateful. And less grumpy. Good night. Zzzzzzz.