So I'm trying again. My husband has been out of town for a few days, so I again set myself to fixing up our bedroom. The first step was to give it a thorough cleaning. But then I did a little more nesting.
Here's one corner of our bedroom last year at this time:
Much nicer, huh? Long-time readers may recognize the chair. It's the one I purchased for my husband from Ikea for Christmas. It wasn't working out in the rec room very well because the floor in that room is tile and the chair kept sliding around. Last month we found a heavier upholstered recliner at our church's garage sale ($20!) to take its place, leaving the question of what to do with the Ikea chair. We decided it would be a nice addition to the bedroom. Yesterday I stopped in at Hobby Lobby and found the side table (if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area, go NOW--they are having a furniture clearance sale). With the addition of a lamp, plant, throw, and some books, we now have a cozy reading corner with a back yard view!
We wanted to keep the desk, so we had to be creative. It ended up here, around the corner in the lavatory/closet alcove.
What do you think, Melody? (She's the one who first introduced me to the Master-Bedroom-as-Adult-Sanctuary philosophy.) The ironing board is still here, as well as some piles awaiting proper storage, but I'm making progress, huh?