Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mood Board

Aaaak! My computer has been running extraordinarily slowly this evening and I accidentally closed Live Writer without saving the post I was working on, so I have to start all over!

I’ve spent hours some time today browsing the internet and playing around with Polyvore for the first time, with this bedroom in mind. Because you know there’s no way I could or would just go out and buy everything she used.

That’s not a bad thing, though, because it made me step back and realize that while I love the feel of Sarah’s bedroom, my own bedroom would out of necessity end up being somewhat different. In fact, some things would be different because my style (for now, anyway) leans a little more cottage/vintage than modern/sleek.

And now that I’ve spent all that time on Polyvore, I can’t figure out how to get my set over here. So, I’ll do this one by one, doggonit. These are just possibilities, not probabilities.

Coverlet from Target, $89.

coverlet Found the actual lamp at Lamps Plus for $160, not crazy outrageous, but way more than I would spend. I do quite like it, though.

lamp

Here’s a possible alternative from JC Penney, $80. Totally different, I know, but ain’t it purdy? In reality, I hope to find something at a thrift store that will run me more like $10-20 once I do the required makeover.

crystallamp

I found the actual fabric Sarah used. I’m pretty sure on the show she said it was only about $11/yard, but this is the store she got it from and it’s $30/yd. It’s 110” wide, though. Maybe I could just buy one yard and use it to make pillows and recover the seat of my chair.fabric

Sarah used this very throw from Ikea, $30. Nice to see she’s not afraid to go slumming.ofelia This cotton/linen pillow cover is only $6, also Ikea.

graypillow

This white cotton/linen feather-filled pillow gives the appearance of a monogram, $13 at Ikea.

whitepillowOne thing I can see is that I’ve strayed away from the cream accent color and gone with white. I guess I’d have to make a decision one way or the other before I started buying stuff.

Welp, I feel like this is an incomplete post, but I have been sitting here for literally hours wrestling with my computer and everything, and I’m ready to wash my hands of the whole affair. And so, complete or not, it is finished.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I came over from Nester (love hers, too) and I have so enjoyed looking at your archives. I went out and bought the E-6000 glue - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the candle stick/plate/cheese dome idea. At WalMart today I noticed all of that glue is GONE. Must be others reading, too! =] L in Alaska

Gina Cannary said...

What about checking JoAnn fabrics? They have 50% off sales on fabrics every now and again - just get on the mailing list. Also, this fabric looks like IKEA - could they have something similar?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I saw a really similar lamp to the JC Penney one today in Target! :) I also saw some drum shades in a gorgeous linen color that I WISH I had snapped up, but I didn't. :( Maybe I'll go back....

Love the coverlet! The room will be great. :)

Carmen said...

I love that lamp from Target. I have been eyeing it for awhile. :) I really like all of your choices. And I really LOVE Polyvore, I can spend hours on that site. There is an actual way to share your set. I've done it before. Good luck with your room redo! Can't wait to see the pics!

LuLu said...

Love the coverlet... you have such great taste it'll all come together,
xo,
LuLu