master bedroom inspiration

i have been craving change so much lately.  i’m not sure what’s going on with me?   i have been switching things around in the house like crazy, and as it turns out, i’m not super happy with most of my decisions.  grrr!

i’ve been slowly working on my bedroom for years, just a piece or 2 at a time, but never a full makeover.

in case you didn’t know, i’m not the type of person who decides to redo a room and then goes out and buys all new things.  um, no.  not my style at all.  first of all, money.  second, i like to buy unique items at flea markets and garage sales, and be creative with what i already have.

so here’s where i’m at:

master bedroom

these are some of the staples i already have in our room: pinched pleat comforter (similar), rug, curtains, and walnut colored wood floors.  thats what i want to keep and work with (plus all of our furniture – i like it all, in all of its randomness).

but this below, this is what i want the room to feel like.  its romantic and clean and a little rustic.

master bedroom

the top image is just what i want.  layers, wood, texture.  i’m seriously considering adding this wood to our bed wall, but the for the rest i want fresh white walls.  i have a chair sitting in the corner and would love to get it recovered, if i could ever decide on fabric.  the wood drum pendant, in a smaller version, would be awesome hanging next to the chair.  i’d love to paint our frames in a few shades of antique gold.  the antlers as jewelry holders is genius!

sources, clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



i’m linking up my weekly phone pictures with my friend jeannett.  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!


every once in awhile its fun to hand the phone to the kids and get some pictures with both sean and i!  this was a particularly warm evening that we were enjoying on our front patio.


i cleaned out my junk drawers a couple weeks ago and came up with just a few random keys.  i still haven’t set aside the time to try to figure out where they go!




lily making brefkist for dinner for us.


3 days a week, swim practice. 3 days a week, 3 very tired kids.


central coast fall is like the best of summer.


my morning snugglers.


my thursday afternoon date while the girls ride horses.


another yummy dinner with my girl.  i’m learning to love cooking with her along side me, soaking her up.


and then she goes and turns 9!  i’m still mad at her for that.


we went “camping” in the motorhome and it would take only minutes for this boy to crash once he was snuggled in close.  and i was able to finish my book!


speaking of books, i love buying used books for the kids at the thrift store.  win win for us all.


we did homeschool in the coffee shop and i got a small peak into what this girl will be like as a teen.  i think she’s going to be pretty awesome.  she already is.


and that girl, at 11, is blowing me away.  i can’t wait to see where this girl goes with her art!

happy weekend friends!