Over the last couple of months I have been showing you Christmas, silver and blue but very little pictures of the actual rooms. Today I plan on changing that with little snippets of our master bedroom
Hubby and I moved to Virginia from Florida a little over a year ago and we brought only 4 pieces of furniture with us! No, this is not a typo! Who would have thought at my age (which we won't discuss here) that I would be starting over decorating a home. It's a long story and one I'll post about at a later time.
Anyways, we bought this new home in June and I had to start furnishing, and decorating, 4000 square feet from scratch. We didn't even have a mattress, lamps, cooking utensils ect. On top of that we knew we were going to have lots of company visiting starting in just four months.
I was on a tight budget but I also knew I could be resourceful. I am a strong believer that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful home. Auctions turned out to be a blessing, Craigslist and I became the best of friends, garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores became my go to places. That is not to say we didn't buy some pieces from furniture stores. You can bet I was able to negotiate some excellent prices.
Yes, the house was completely furnished and decorated within four months and I was able to stay within a tight budget.
Bed was bought on-line for almost half of the furniture store price. Two matching nightstands bought off Craigslist for $10.00 and I painted them to match the bed.
Toile bedskirt and shams bought new and still in the package for $12.00 from a yard sale. The owner told me they were purchased at Country Curtains so I was able to purchase matching curtains.
Country French dresser bought from auction for $175.
And here is his twin brother.
This French armoire is one of my favorite pieces in our home. When I purchased it from the auction the armoire was painted black and I painted and distressed the piece to match the bed.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our bedroom. I'll be posting more pictures soon so please check back often.