Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The before...the during... :)

"For a dreamer, night's the only time of day."

And a dreamer I am! Take a look at this before pic of my master bedroom. That build out around the window was not supposed to be there. But when your dealing with a historic home with no air conditioning in ARIZONA, (how in the world did they do it back then??) we had to make room for all the duct work. At first I was beyond annoyed. You see I had planned to put my bed on the wall to the right, but with that duct business I was forced into putting it under the window.

This is the during. I say that because I'm still waiting on curtain rods that I had to special order because of the size of that gigantic window. Normally I am a "never put a headboard in front of a window" person, but in this case I had no choice.
Isn't that headboard a beaut?? I found it at Urban Outfitters of all places! I saw it out there in blog land and knew it would be the perf thing for my room! Oh yeah, and sorry for the dark pics, cause of course in typical Dorie (the procrastinator) fashion, I just snapped these last night!

I still have my summer bedding on here because it's still stinkin HOT here!! That long pillow is an old grain sack that I found in Texas that just happens to hold one of those body pillows perfectly :) That crocheted thing at the end of the bed is (I think) a tablecloth? My mom gave it to me and I just folded it at the bottom of the bed because I liked the texture :) This week I'm going to hightail it down to Domestic Bliss and get to ordering that duvet I've been dreaming about. Believe it or not, it gets pretty chilly here!
Hopefully those darn curtain rods will be here this week so I can show you all the curtains! Some are already done and it makes such a difference :)


  1. Looks great Dorie! I AM coming over this week!!!

  2. It looks lovely Dorie, so restful! You are doing a beautiful job with the decor. I'll tell you oe way they, the early Arizonans coped with the heat. My Great-great grandmother Mary Ann Bates Ellsworth wrote a letter to a friend in Utah after they settled in Mesa. She said she loved everything about the valley, mentioning the crops and mild winters. But the heat about sent this poor British-born girl over the edge. She said that they would soak burlap sacks in water, nail them to the open window frames and pray for a breeze! Early evaporative cooling!