So I read some where the other day that if you wake up and make yourself smile for the first five minutes of your day that it basically forces you to be in a good mood. Apparently the physical act of smiling sends off some kind of good feeling chemicals in your brain and it actually does improve your mood. Something like that anyway. I’m so scientific, huh? Anyway it’s a good habit to get into so I’ve been doing my morning smiles and I gotta say–it does work. And it’s especially powerful if you immediately follow up that five minutes of smiling with a delicious cup of hot coffee. And maybe even a donut or pastry of some kind. It’s the perfect combination for a happy mood. You should try it sometime. You know what else makes me happy?! All the fun farmhouse bedroom updates I’ve been working on over the past few weeks. I’ve added a pair of new lamps, new decor over the bed, and a new rug that I LOVE. There’s still more I want to do, like replace the old fan with a purdy farmhouse light, but it’s coming along bit by bit and I’m excited to show you the changes today. So put your smiles on and let’s dooooooo it.
This bench was a birthday gift from my in laws last year. They actually made it from an old bed frame they found. Aren’t they nice?! We’ve had this in our basement for a while but I think it works so much better here at the foot of the bed. And I’m digging the natural wood so I didn’t paint it white. I repeat, I DIDN’T PAINT IT WHITE. Let the record show that I don’t always paint everything white.
I adore these black frames and I’ve bought several of them now. They’re super affordable and I love how they have such a vintage vibe. I’ve been loving the black and white combo lately and they work perfectly in this old door frame.
I told you guys a few weeks ago that I ordered this rug for our bedroom and I am absolutely smitten with it. Seriously, I love this rug so much I wish I had three more of them. It always amazes me how an area rug can totally transform a space and just pull everything together. This room is so much more cozy now.
I wanted to buy new nightstands that have more storage, but since that isn’t in the budget right now I decided to get these large baskets and use them to store all our extra stuff. These work really well and it looks so much better than having all our books and random junk stacked in the middle of the nightstand. I also got new lamps from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago when they were half price. This is the second set of lamps I’ve purchased there and I really love them. The quality is great and they’re always so affordable.
Even though I still want to replace that old ceiling fan and update the headboard, I’m pretty happy with how our bedroom is looking with the few changes I’ve made over the past couple weeks. I know down the road when the budget allows I can spruce things up a bit more and I’ll be sure to share when it happens!
Well thanks for dropping in today and spending some time with me here on the blog. Now go have a fabulous week and make sure to get your five minutes of smiling in. And maybe that donut we talked about.
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