Our Bedroom: Progress

Our Bedroom: Progress

Hi! I took last week off to use the time to prep for Laelia’s birthday! Her actual birthday was on Wednesday and we went to the grove with Aunt Kristina and Beth, Orion, and baby Fawn. We got her a bitty baby from the American Girl store and went to lunch. We bought sprinkles cupcakes to bring home for dessert! Then her party was on Saturday at Beth’s house. I’ll be sharing the photos just as soon as possible! But today, I’d like to share our bedroom progress, before the whole thing is totally finished!



Bedroom2013We laid out a new rug from Rugs USA, which we got for a great deal! The wardrobes are all set up and organized. Now they are ready to be styled and have the drawer fronts put on. PAX_wardrobe wardrobe1I put two large baskets at the bottom for laundry and blankets. They work great!
mirrorThis mirror is AMAZING! It’s so great being able to see your whole self in a mirror! I didn’t realize what a difference it made until we brought this mirror home, and suddenly I’m more inspired to work out and put more effort into my clothing. As a reminder, this is the tiny “before” mirror: back_of_door2closetThe blue tape here is because I still need to paint a small detail in the frame, and I just haven’t gotten to it yet!DresserThis is the most pathetic view of our new bedroom; the TV works but is broken and we haven’t decided whether we want to replace it or just buy an iPad, which is why it has not been re-centered and we haven’t hidden the wires yet. Also, we are going to strip the black off this dresser soon!TopView

So, we’ve made a huge impact pretty quickly! We love-love-love it. We kinda want to do everything in our new room! However, I’d say our room is not nearly complete!

Here’s our bedroom to do list:

  • PAX Wardrobes
  • Paint
  • Rearrange room
  • New Curtain Rod
  • Hang the curtains higher
  • Knob for mailbox
  • Mirror
  • Light above Mirror (still isn’t properly wired)
  • Artwork above closet
  • Curtains for closet
  • O’verlays for the doors
  • Drawer Fronts
  • Strip & Repaint Dresser
  • Paint Closet
  • Night Stands
  • Light Fixture
  • New Lamps?
  • More artwork
  • Replace or remove TV
  • Style shelves
  • Re-upholster or replace ottomans

I’m probably forgetting a few things more things I’d like to do in there, but you get the idea. I’m really hoping to be able to find a good brass sputnik lamp that is NOT thousands of dollars (I’m hoping more like $2-300). Wouldn’t a sputnik lamp look AMAZING in here?!! If anyone has a good lead, please let me know!

One Response to Our Bedroom: Progress

  1. Meg (veggiemeggie) says:

    I *finally* made it over from Instagram to have a look at your site and I am so inspired! So far, I have only looked at your bedroom, but WOW! We are planning a bedroom redo and I think the hardest thing for me is realizing that my current furniture is nice (very nice, 50’s modern and hardwood even!) but if it’s not working for us it is just taking up space…. valuable, precious space! I want to get the Pax system as well but I struggle with letting go of such sturdy furniture for something that feels so much less.
    PS -What handles are those you put on? They really add something chic to the wardrobes.

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Welcome to Visual Vocabularie! My name is Jesyka, and I am a designer, artist, mom to Laelia and Luca, wife to software engineer and UX designer Tyler, coffee lover, and all around enthused person. This is my blog; here I share my personal projects, whether it's a furniture makeover, a new painting, a birthday party, an invitation I designed, or a favorite outfit for my little. You’ll also catch a glimpse into our family life in Los Angeles.


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