Saturday, September 24, 2011


OK, kids, here's the moment you've all been waiting for. You get to see the transformation that has taken place in our bedroom. Let's take a trip back in time and look at what I had to work with. Here's Ted's side of the bed:

And here's my side of the bed:

Notice the bedside tables that are not really bedside tables (they are supposed to be in a living room) and the tiny lamps, and the clothes everywhere. Ignore the 18-year-old cat who is making herself at home on a pillow on the floor. Here's the area at the end of the bed:

I know. I know. You're feeling better about your bedroom already. I bet you don't have an unused cat bed/scratching post, an unused whirlpool footbath, random hats, open drawers and piles of crap everywhere in YOUR bedroom. And if you do, then get a move on and clean that shit up! Cuz look, here are the "after" photos. After what, you ask? After buying two new bedside tables and another random table, switching the trunk at the end of the bed with one from the living room, changing the lamps for bigger ones, buying a new clock, and using some elbow grease. Here's Ted's side of the bed:

My side of the bed:

The area at the end of the bed:

Close up of my new vanity (yay!):

And a shot of the bed, made properly thanks to the lovely and talented (and just a leeeetle bit bossy) AB Chao telling me to DEWIT:

I'm not finished. You'll notice there are no photos of the fourth side of the room. And all the walls are very bare, and I'm not sure about the thing hanging over the bed. But. I love love love my new bedside tables and while it never occurred to me that I needed a vanity for all my bottles of scent and photos in special frames and a jewelry box, now that I have one I don't even know how I managed so long without it. All in all, I hope that you will take this as proof that anyone, no matter how cheap the husband limited the budget or how small the space, can change their environment. And when you change your environment, you change your life. I believe this with all my heart.


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Molly C.
September 28, 2011 at 12:46 PM

It really looks terrific!! What's AB Chao? (I'm showing my age.) And now I have get to work since this is the third comment I've posted on your fabulous blog this a.m.

December 6, 2011 at 10:36 AM

What a brilliant post, thank you for sharing this with me.

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