Ok, if you have followed me for a while….you know that I am a Romantic.
A Hopeless Romantic.
I know…you are probably thinking I have been reading too many romantic novels or watched too many chick flicks and you would be right.
I can’t help it.
I love Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Gone With The Wind, Sense and Sensibility….
Sooooo, the Master Bedroom is going romantic.
This week, the Captain and I have started on another project….the Master Bedroom.
The room is probably considered more masculine right now, as is.
The walls are a beige with a light tan woodwork….and maple plantation shutters. It was meant to look Tuscan or Mediterranean or Spanish and it has looked great ….up until now.
I’m thinking of white fluff and ruffles and a neutral palette.
About a year ago, I had this idea of repositioning the bed in the Master Bedroom. Easy enough, right?
Our bed is a King size bed and hooked up to a life support system that would make any hospital ICU tech wince in pain.
There are tubes and cords and tangles and tangles of media cords.
This is because our “King” sized bed is comprised of two beds that work like hospital beds and the head and the foot move up and down independently of one another. Add to that all the technical plug-ins and chargers and lamps and pot lights and floor lamps …”stuff”. You know, the “stuff” that connects us to the media world.
The chore of moving everything seemed daunting, and simply changing the bedding would not make the room aesthetically romantic. The walls and coved ceiling and all the baseboards would have to be painted to get the “look” I was dreaming of. Sigh!
I envy Only Daughter.
Only Daughter moves her furniture around her rooms with the ease of a circus juggler, while I am embroiled in a mass of wires and cords and tubes and a 5 foot tall King sized headboard that could easily double as the Great Wall, plus a 3 foot tall footboard.
It isn’t easy.
But I didn’t let all that stop me from beginning with my journey of making our Master bedroom over from the sands of the Serengeti to a more romantic Master Bedroom.
My thoughts were that as long as I was going to tear everything down and move to paint…I might as well re-arrange the furniture too. (read “I” as in the Captain, as my job is supervising and designing)
I started shopping for new bedding…all neutral and white.
I started looking at wall art…the lions, tigers and giraffes, oh my…would have to move to a new place of residence in our circus of stored furniture.
The many throw pillows of brown and black zebra stripes and the spotted leopard pillows would have to be stored away, along with the chamois colored duvet.
We live in Florida…so let’s make this room light and airy, etc.
I will keep you posted on this make-over with before and after pics.
Until then…I believe I need to go do a bit of supervising.
Brenda ....only daughter says
That’s why sliders or felt on legs of my king size bed makes it easier to move but taking off the top mattress makes it even better for me. All my furniture have felt on legs I have to much trouble lifting. I am sure your bedroom is gonna look great!!! Tom will make sure of that??
Thanks sweetie for the tip of felt on the legs….we do use those “slider thingys” but don’t leave them there permanently…the felt is a much better solution as you said without the lift and place under issue.
Ah Kari you need to find another outlet for your skills. Perhaps a local charity shop would appreciate your staging skills to entice more punters in. Or I fear your lovely a Captain will need to build more storage. Unless you rotate your old style to a guest room and down the chain until the last room’s decor finds a totally new home for a good cause.
Spring does bring that nesting impulse with the need to fluff new feathers, but lying in bed poorly for a few days obviously had the same effect!
Enjoy the planning and the shopping.
I have “shopped” the house and am moving “this” here and “that” there… so you are more right than you know. 🙂 . How is your reno going? Permits, etc all in place and more room out the back of your home all done up and tied with a bow?
Thanks for stopping by.