I've been wanting a jewelry armoire for a long time but had a couple obstacles. 1) I don't have room for one in my bathroom and I'm not planning on moving any time soon 2) I've never loved my bedroom furniture and didn't necessarily want to spend money on something that matches it.
I finally decided just to buy something that I like, that would kind of coordinate with what I have. My bedroom furniture is that log furniture look (I think it's pine?), so all the edges are obviously rounded, but the surface is finished and glossy (apparently most log furniture isn't). I knew I needed something dark brown, but everything I found was pretty boxy and too modern-looking to "work". It took a while to find one that I liked --that was actually in my price range-- but I finally did!
I do feel a little guilty for being so weirdly picky about it, because I guess I scared Brad into giving me money for my birthday instead of picking one out himself. I still consider it a gift from him, though. Anyway - here's the result:
Ya - that's the catalog picture, I'm too lazy to take my own.
Fun huh? I didn't realize I had so much jewelry until I organized it all in there this afternoon. Maybe having it accessible (instead of thrown in multiple boxes in my hosiery drawer) will help me remember to wear jewelry more often.
p.s. Kaiya's new big girl bed bedding came today! She was actually pretty excited about it and kept making a little bed for herself in its box, pulling the covers up over herself, and telling me "night night". She cracks me up.
I'm excited to create a new room for her and then work on a new nursery for the baby, whose bedding was also delivered this week. How perfect is this boy bedding, by the way!? I promise I'll post real pictures as we get the furniture moved around and whatnot.
p.p.s. Brad was giving me crap for buying the bedding for both rooms before we even have furniture for Kaiya. But I told him that Lindsi Gabler says to start designing a room around the bedding. I'm so glad I did! And I feel like both pieces give me a lot of colors and textures to work with. (I love Kaiya's crib bedding, but it kind of limited me on the rest of the room.)
K, I'm done typing now and hopefully I'm done spending money for a while.