Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Shhhhh......I Have a Secret......

Well, let's be honest now, it's not much of a secret if I'm sharing it with you, now is it, but WAS a secret until I decided to spill.

I bought something I shouldn't have.  I know it.  Worker Bee knows it.  Baby Bee doesn't know it yet, but she will when she reads this.  Now before you get all worried about me, it wasn't a house or a car or a brand new kitchen (all things I might consider buying).  It was.....

a quilt.  
Yes, and some shams too.  (No, not shame....sham! You people.)

And it might get a bit embarrassing to admit this part too.  It's for our bedroom and......please don't's from Pottery Barn (for Kids).  All right, I'll say it loud and proud.  It's a quilt for a room for grown-ups from Pottery Barn for Kids!

I couldn't help it!  It was being discontinued.  I loved it.  It spoke to my new burning desire for aqua and red and green.  

And, you know what?  Worker Bee likes it too.  I know!  Who woulda' thought?  I was afraid I was going to have to sneak it on him one night when he was asleep, but he actually likes it.  

Now, the bad thing is, it is just a start.  I will need to figure out some additional bed coverings, curtains, a new paint (aqua) color for the walls.

There was however one thing that made us really sad.  For our 20th anniversary we won a custom monogram designed by Cathe over at Just Something I Made and sent to us by the wonderful folks over at Back 40 Life on etsy.  
Here's pretty much what our bedroom looks like now - just a few minor changes - and to see more, head on over to this post.

WE LOVE IT!  But our taupe (or what I like to call light grocery bag brown) walls just will not go with these new linens and inspiration and I don't think I can peel this off the wall and save it.  (Do you?)

And the furniture that I've painted white and painted black will now get painted another color.  
Here's our current dresser....
and wouldn't it look fabulous a bright red like this?
Isn't this the best part right now?  
Just the dreaming these things up???

C'mon......let me show you some things I've already pinned from Pinterest.

Definitely a certain color palette going on, right?

These are a few other things I've pinned for romantic inspiration with a cottage spin.

Found this vinyl decal on Back 40 Life (the place that made our original monogram) and I like it a lot.  But.....maybe they still have the original custom made design sitting around somewhere - in the cloud - and we could reorder it in the future?

One last picture from the Pottery Barn (for Kids) website that made me fall in love with it.  (BTW, our pillow shams do NOT say Victoria on them.)
I'll keep you posted as I find things to go with our new bedroom.  
I can't wait!  And the best part?  Worker Bee is along for the ride!  (Well at least for now.....)

Thanks so much for buzzing along with me dear bloggy friends.  
Your sweet comments and visits are such a day brightener!


  1. I absolutely love your quilt and don't blame you for buying it one bit. It's so cheery, and I love all the bedroom ideas like the red dresser.
    Oh such fun to redo a room. Tis that time of year, too!

  2. So pretty!That doesn't sound strange to Me.I love things for girls too.I wouldn't paint over that beautiful design.I would blue tape around it,leave the area around it as is, then frame it without the glass.

  3. Love it. The quilt is darling. Leave the decal. Make a cute white frame in trim around it and keep the taupe inside the frame. It will be soo very cute.
    blessings to you.

  4. How exciting...loved your photos!

  5. LOVE IT!!! And the red dresser would be the best with your new quilt!!


  6. When I was scrapbooking, I loved a product called "Undo". It was sort of like Goo Gone except that it was even safe on photos. It removed all sticky stuff but when the "removed" item was left to dry, it got its "sticky" back again.It was a truly amazing product but I haven't looked for it for a few years. Good luck!

  7. I love the quilt...that is thinking outside of the box! I never really look at the PB Kids catalog but a long time ago I bought curtains from there for my daughter's bedroom and they would be just as great in mine!


  8. I will not shame you for that purchase! Love those colors and your inspiration ideas. I bought a pretty comforter and shams at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago in similar colors. It is now living happily in the guest room...which is very girly and I'm happy about that. :)

  9. So pretty!! I love the quilt and the colors sing to me too. I made a red and aqua quilt for my guest room. I would paint around the decal, its just to sweet to remove...
    Sending hugs, Elizabeth

  10. love the new quilt! i pick up things form pbk and land of nod all of the time for the rest of our house. good design is good design, even if it's originally intended for the kiddos.

    can't wait to see your finished room.

  11. Love those colors, how fun! As for your problem on the wall, frame it and paint around it? lol

  12. Absolute GORGEOUS quilt, and my favorite colours! I would have fallen head over heals over this. A million $$$ quilt ;-))
    And don't be afraid, there are many more like you buying at the kids corner, for instance me: kids curtains at Ikea for my study, and for my Mum's guest room.
    It is the brightness that gets you.
    Love from Holland,

  13. So darn cute!!! I would love it, but we have a king, and PB for kids doesn't carry kings....and all of the painted aqua beds....perfection! I hope you have a great time finding a paint color you like...:)

  14. How fun!!! Love it all--and especially the fact that your husband loves it, too--always a wonderful thing!

    Enjoy putting it all together, my friend--I know it will be fabulous!


  15. Wonderful! I love it too and would never have thought of this being for kiddies! You're going to be so busy!! :) Love your room.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Love that color palate, too! And all of those pics. I think a red dresser would be so perfect. I think the room might need the little cheery yellow cuckoo clock I saw at Target on sale for $20. oh -- wait a minute -- that's me that wants the yellow cuckoo clock (if only I had a place to put it!). Anyway, you are creating such a fun room!

  17. I will tell you a secret (I love PB Kids too)
    I can't wait to see your bedroom as it progresses.

  18. I've ordered some things from PB Kids for me, too! Love the color scheme, and you've just got to paint the dresser red! And those aqua beds are beautiful, too. Can't wait to see the finished bedroom!

  19. OMG...I am so feeling your obsession! Our new kitchen is going to be aqua and red! AND...our new bedroom is red white and blue!

  20. Changes..they do seem to come..don't they? :) I find myself adding more color here and there. Can't wait to see your "New" room completed..have lots of fun making your changes...blessings

  21. The colours are fabulous. Good call, I love the quilts. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)


  22. I love the quilt and shams. My colors. I also love this entire post. Red dresser is great. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  23. That set is just adorable and I think a great fit for your room! :) Delightful!

  24. That quilt has some of my favorite colors in it. I think it's super cute!

  25. I'm seein' it, and I'm lovin' it!! I'm switching our bedroom too... haven't started yet but I can't wait. Fun colours are in my future! :)

  26. A few years back there was a Thanksgiving tablecloth at PBK that I wanted desperately (I waited too long and it sold out WAH!), among others things, so I completely understand and am so with you. Your quilt is darling, I'll look forward to seeing your new bedroom take shape.

  27. Well I for one think it's a fab Quilt Print and I can see why you fell in Love with it even though it was alleged Designed for Kids... it's Cheerful and Bright... who outgrows THAT!?! *Winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  28. I think your quilt is so cheery! Those colors look so wonderful together. I wish you the best with all the plans you have for your room. I'm sure it will look just stunning. (Here's hoping you can get another one of those decals....)

  29. Love, love that wonderfully colorful quilt! Perfect!

    Thanks so much for linking up with my party. Come back again!


  30. My goodness! I love that too! Doesn't just bring you joy when hubby loves the same thing that you love! how fun can redecorating be? I love those same looks, but haven't changed my room because it is all roses and Victorian with cherry wood. But would love some cottage charm!

  31. It is really pretty and I can see why you love it!


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