6.02.2008

the bed's made!





Sometimes my friends ask how I'm able to do all that I do while watching three little kids. Here's my big, dark secret: I don't make my bed!

I simply can't do it all! Though I did manage to pick my room up and make the bed for this photo. I like how it looks this way. Maybe I could just frame this photo and rest it on the tall pile of books next to my bed. Then when I fall into bed at night after a long day of creating and chasing after the three little ones, I can glance over at this photo, and smile, imagining the luxury of sleeping in such a serene room with a nice made bed!

P.S. this is the treetops room: with a little bird motif moving from the painting, to the curtains, to the tree branch decked with family photos.

P.S.S. yes I do wash the sheets, every week. Though I am still hoping for a servant to do this. Lynne, I'm waiting for a servitude dress for my girl; please give it a high brainwashing factor.

31 comments:

amy t sharp said...

I am right there with you!!!

Baboon said...

I just found your blog yesterday...needless to say I'm in complete AWE!! I love everything about it. I don't sew (but I would LOVE to begin I just don't know where), have little time for crafting, only a little boy on the way...and well, I often don't make my bed either...

Bethany Hissong said...

I love the simple elegance of your bedroom! And i love birds too so this is just perfect. I developed a habit of making the bed quickly right after I come out of the bathroom from showering and before dressing. I don't know why...maybe it's from Girl Scouts and the fear of bugs getting in the sheets!!! (not that I have bugs in the house!) I just like a made bed. Now, I also have a huge pile of books I'm reading next to it... clutter is a different story! Thanks for your enthusiam about my new project! I am SO excited that you're going to participate!!!

seemommysew said...

ummm...not too much bed making here either (blush)...and thanks for the kind help on the pleats!
hope you don't mind....I'm tagging you :)

lynne said...

Aaah! Melissa!! Your room is SO gorgeous!!! I love everything about it - the curtains, especially, are amazing how you layered the two fabrics. That bird fabric is so pretty. I love, love, love it!!!

esther croak said...

your bedroom is gorgeous! there is a sweet perfection in looking out all your windows and being surrounded by sun dappled branches of leaves. the simple, elegant way you decorated is so serene and spot on:)

Liesl said...

room = perfect. Really beautiful. The walls are brilliant--did you do them yourselves?

kate said...

Oh my, this is my dream bedroom; so pure and simple and clean. The bird painting is lovely; did you do it? And I'm totally stealing the branch-as-photo-hanger idea. Love!

Lauren said...

I love when all the beds are made in our house!

Your new headboard is lovely.

I also love that you want a servant - not a nanny or a housekeeper.

Joslyn said...

love the painting + the curtains + the branch...love it all.

especially love how simple and spare the space is...that (in my humble opinion) is the best way to keep a space looking neat, even when you don't make the bed!

beautiful.

fanja said...

Melissa, what a beautiful room, i love the colour coordinated curtains and painting.
I can't wait to check your website and see what you've been up to with Lynne x

My Love is..... said...

whata beautiful room....

Kari said...

A room in the eaves, with boards on the walls and ceiling. Perfection.(did you see your stair project was up on Designmom?)

Barbara said...

I make my bed when we are going to have company. I know I should everyday, but if I skip it, I can cuddle in bed for 5 more minutes.

sanae said...

What a GORGEOUS bedroom. It makes me want to crawl into the big comfy bed, flip open a book and gaze at the bird motifs as I take sips from a glass of wine...

Making the bed is over-rated and even with tangled blankets I'm sure the room is stunning.

Heather said...

What a serene scene!

melissa said...

Yes I painted the painting. And the walls are original to our 1939 house. Though apparently they used to all be dark brown, making quite a dark little room.

Cher Ami said...

I rarely make my bed, but I find that when i do..it makes my room seem all the more special. if i did it everyday it wouldn't feel like that haha

Audrey said...

It really is beautiful. I love your bird motif with the curtains and the painting. I especially love your new headboard! How did I miss seeing that during my last visit?!

Collins said...

You have such a beautiful bedroom. I love your curtains, the way they are layered is just beautiful.

Jen said...

I only make my bed when I absolutely have to. I just don't see the point. And guess what a hypocrite I am...I just added "make bed" to my kids chore list. Horrible!

cookie said...

i have to confess, my bed is never, ever made.. as you say, to much else to do..
but i insist on my kids making their beds..maybe i need one of those servitude outfits for my boys , then they could make my bed to!
love

Barbara Brown said...

amen to that one! i recently came accross your blog and just adore the clothing you create for your little ones. i just might have to post a bedroom pic to motivate me into making my bed.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Ah-ha! That's the secret! Well, I don't make my bed, maybe I should be getting more done?

I love your painting!

jendoop said...

Amen to everything that has been said, your room is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

I'm a bedmaker! I try to imulate my grandmother who made perfect beds with crisp, white sheets (line dried, of course). I like the spareness in this room, and the low windows and painted wall paneling. A bedroom should be a peaceful place to retreat to at the end of the day.

Rubyellen said...

Love that painting... so lovely! I get things done by not putting away clean laundry!!!

Poshyarns said...

Funnily enough, making my bed is the one thing I do achieve each day, but there are many other neglected areas....

Your room is lovely, I love the little bird motif.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful post! I oohed and aahed to myself as I scrolled through this little lovely.

Jennifer said...

I'm a new visitor to the blog and I'd just like to ask: Can I move into your bedroom? ha Your room is everything a proper bedroom should be. I'm kind of in love with it :)

amy said...

i so heart that room. i keep coming back to look at it!