Bedroom Decor (and trying to act all Martha Stewart and ish…)

So I don’t think I ever got that “girl gene” that makes me decorate. I’m not crafty either. I completely appreciate house decor, but never think about my own. I’m not somebody who can look at a room and envision it a different way. I don’t look at burlap and scissors and think, “I can make a wreath out of that.” But then I look at my friends’ homes and blogger buds’ photos and think, “Shit, I can do that… I just need to do it.” Enter Ikea, Target, and Pinterest… actually Pinterest was absolutely wonderful, but after about 5 minutes I was getting completely overwhelmed. We’ll save that for the next level of decorating.  I knew I’d have to start small, just like I tell all my personal training clients when we begin, so I just picked some colors I’d wanted to work with and went from there. I think we all know how much I love charcoal gray and yellow, so I went with that. And talked my BFF into going with me to Ikea…

 I found this charcoal gray duvet cover and the two square white (with black) pillows. 
I also scored a yellow candle for my bedside table 
(the metal bird I found at a festival a year ago 
and the table itself is actually a trunk that has shelves inside, found at a local antique store)

These mini vases were $2, 
and the yellow rocks to throw inside them were $1.50. 
Up top, fellow bargain shoppers! 

I already has these wooden ball things as vase filler 
so I chucked those inside the larger newly-filled-with-yellow-rocks vase and BOOM: 
sweet ish for the top of my dresser… along with my cutie nephew, Jaxson’s photo. 
Tango’s kennel has never been particularly stylish 
so I covered it with a yellow throw blanket from Target 
and topped that with this fake plant (that I can’t forget to water) and these pretty candles. 
he wasn’t super excited about me waking him up for the photo shoot…

I tossed one more pillow onto the bed just to secure my newly earned Chick Card:
 1 bed + 87 pillows = girl’s bed
Not a total Bette, but a vast improvement.

After thoughts of this post: 

*Doing a bedroom post requires thorough cleaning of the bedroom… a plus. 
*I had no idea it’d be so frustrating trying to get a decent photo of my bed. F’ing pillows…
*At least this was a good excuse to vacuum and dust. 
*This ish took far too long. 
*This is why I’m in the fitness industry and not in the interior decorating industry.
*How does Emily do this ish every week?!
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