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We planned on getting a new bed someday, but assumed it would be a while. We still liked our old bed which you can see in photos from our old house.  But, when the adorable Erin Cute as a Button bed at World Market went on sale and I found a coupon, we couldn’t resist. The timing was right so we made our move. 

And we couldn’t be happier. See my Pinterest board for the plans. We think it looks lovely with our Anthropologie look-alike bedding from Target. We wanted an upholstered bed when we started planning our new room, but finding one on a smaller budget wasn’t the easiest task. This bed is typically $499 but is on sale now and you can get a 10% off coupon by joining the World Market Explorers program.

So, that’s what we did. For around $360 we got the entire bed with headboard, sideboards, cute little feet and footboard. At most other stores, you only get the headboard for this price.

We put it up right away. It brightens up the room so much and I’m already so inspired to do a bunch of projects in our room.

What’s to come?

  • Paint side tables—what color do you think?
  • Paint lamps, but keep shades-something a little unexpected and bold, I think.
  • Add new hardware to side table-actually scored some beautiful crystal-looking ones at Anthropologie today for $2.95 on clearance!
  • Paint dresser
  • Paint Ikea Expedit bookshelf in our room
  • Add new curtains
  • Add a light fixture. We tried one from Lowes that I LOVED, but it was too low for the bedroom because our little guy tends to hang out with us and climb up and down the bed.
Ok, friends. In the spirit of keeping it real, I’m going to show you just one tiny fraction of the messes in our master bedroom on any given day. Please note that this is tiny compared to most days. I’m not trying to pretend that our messes are this organized and minimal. I just spent a few minutes cleaning up yesterday before putting up the bed, so the room wasn’t yet in shambles. Ok, the more I look at the photo, the worse I feel about it. That’s pretty clean, but my point is that we have toys EVERYWHERE in our room and have toy storage in our room.
 Like most toddlers, our son can tear the room into pieces in minutes and often does. On a typical day, you will find hundreds of toys, shoes, slippers, flip-flops, dirty clothes (because apparently B doesn’t like them in laundry baskets in the closet), q-tips, kids band aids, bottles and bottles of soap, body wash, shampoo and anything else he can find, pieces of toilet paper or paper towels, books and pillows throughout our bedroom and bathroom! Yes, that is my life with a toddler. And with the exception of a few times when I feel overwhelmed by it all, I kind of love it and embrace it.
My husband and I are finally in a place where most of the time, we just laugh. We laugh and laugh and laugh after cleaning our entire house during nap time and 5 minutes after B wakes up it looks worse than it did before. We just laugh. It’s fun. It’s funny. It’s life.
p.s. Can anyone recommend a great semi-affordable Nikon lens for photographing home interiors? The time has come to move past my 50mm/1.4 for in the home. Thanks in advance, my friends!
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