Luxe Details from Ikea

Since installing our chandelier two weeks ago, my bedroom has been calling out for some other luxe details.  I know that Ikea isn't necessarily the first place you think of for finding luxurious finishing touches, however, when my mom and I were shopping there last weekend, we spotted two Euro size gray velvet pillow cases and a furry white flokati.  They are the perfect accessories for elevating the look of our master bedroom for not a lot of money.




Small changes, big impact!



Here is what the room looked like before the Ikea additions:




And just for fun, here is what the room looked like when I first saw it 18 months ago.  Yes, that is a padded fabric wall behind the bed, which was held up by a bazillion staples.


Chandelier Installation

Yesterday, after 19 days of hard work, Jenny from My Favorite and My Best showed off her beautiful new and improved butt.  And while I could never ever top such an awesome and inspiring post, I thought I'd show you what I did with the last 19 days.  Remember this little beauty I picked up at a bookstore in Natchitoches, Louisiana a few weeks ago?  In the same amount of time that Jenny created her fine ass, I've been staring at my uninstalled light fixture - sitting in the corner of my bedroom.  I've been waiting for a free moment when both my children were content and/or sleeping and my husband was home to help me.  As you can see, it took three weeks for that combination of events to occur.  Here is a photo of the chandelier hanging in the bookstore:


The monstrosity that you see below has been hanging in my room for a year and a half.  It is the center of an old ceiling fan.  I took the blades off long ago, but the large brass machinery was left behind as a reminder to find something more suitable.



The light box was in pretty good condition.  My fixture is new to me, but actually pretty old - taken out of a house in New Orleans.  The wires on the fixture were not color coated and there was no ground wire, but this is really normal for older fixtures.


The plaster was breaking away, so I hid it under this medallion from Home Depot.  It actually matched the 1970's crown molding in our bedroom.  They're easy to paint, although I didn't do that because I'm lazy.



Ta da!



This is what she looks like from underneath.




I don't know... now that I look at it, I think I'd rather have Jenny's tight butt.




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