Monday, March 21, 2016

pillow shams and peacock mirror

I'm rolling along on the pink bedroom refresh.  I ordered two lamps from Target that a reader kindly brought to my attention.  I also bought two standard floral pillowcases that were on sale for 20% off and I had a $25 off coupon...and then realized I did this ALL WRONG.

I should have gotten three of the floral in euro shams, and then gotten two monogrammed standard pillows (in pink).

Now the pillows are no longer on sale and I wasted my coupon.  If I get three monogrammed euro shams you won't be able to see the monogram since the standard pillows will be in front of them.  ARG.

I saw this mirror this morning and though OH HEY NOW, that would look fabulous hanging over my headboard. I love peacock mirrors, and we have one in the dining room.

Princess saw me looking at it and said "we already have that mirror, why don't you just paint it white?"  (DIY: start 'em young.)  I said, great idea, but I really like the mirror we have the way it is, and I like it so much I'd like a second one in white, and can you imagine the taping off involved?

Sunday afternoon I got an email from Pottery Barn with a 20% coupon in it. Huzzah! My unnecessary redecorating is saved! Before I finished typing the coupon code into my cart, I fumbled my phone and the email disappeared into the ether.  Gone forever.  I somehow accidentally managed to permanently delete a coupon code.

Perhaps the universe is telling me I don't need new pillows. I think I'm going to return the standard shams and see how I feel about the amount of pink when I get the lamps in.


  1. Hmm, I got an email from Pottery Barn too. I won't be using it, so try this code? T6VH-WZFK-K6HM

  2. Looking forward to seeing it come together.

  3. Hi Lisa,
    I love the mirror. My husband will never let me hang anything over the bed as he thinks it will fall on him during the night. I hope that you are creating a painting for this room . I am sure it will help pull everything together and add more of your personal style to the room. I am sure it will all come together beautifully whatever you decide.
    I managed to paint our wooden fireplace this week after finally getting my husband to agree. It looks so good - now I just have to try to convince him on the rest of the trim.
    Kind Regards

    1. Ha, we are in earthquake country, I have had the same thoughts about stuff falling on us. I am not currently making a painting for this room--there are so many squares in this room already, I think it needs either a circle above the bed or a sculptural piece.

      I remember it has taken you a few years to get your husband to allow you to paint--how does he like it?


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