You remember that the inspiration for our storage bed was Pottery Barn's Stratton Bed, but at $1,499, it was a little too pricey for us.
Yesterday, I left you hanging with the bed all painted (even though the finish was smooth and pretty because we used the HomeRight Finish Max).
I started collecting linens and pillow several months ago. I saw the Retreat pillow at Marshall's back in May; I even Instagramed about it asking if I should get it for the mountain cottage. I didn't pick it up while I was waiting for an answer from someone and I forgot about it, paid for my other purchases and left the store.
When I returned home I realized I had forgotten to put it in the cart. Since there were a bunch of these on the shelf, I figured I could go back a couple of days later and surely there'd be one left.
I was. so. sad.
I kept mentally kicking myself for weeks. Every time I would go to a Marshall's or HomeGoods, I would look down all the pillow aisles and even on the furniture, hoping one would be there. But, it wasn't.
I was finally resigned to the fact that I should start looking for something else.
A few weeks ago, I was out in Southern California helping my dad. Of course I had to go to the brand new HomeGoods nearby.
Lo and behold, what should I find in the pillow aisle?
One. Retreat. Pillow!
Boy, was I happy!!!!
I bought a few other things and stuffed it all in my luggage. My suitcase was so stuffed, I'm amazed that the zipper didn't pop!
I found the lamps at HomeGoods near my home before I left for SoCal. They fit perfectly against the angled wall-- a regular lamp wouldn't fit. The gray coverlet is from Ikea.
I still don't have nightstands...Just wanted to be real and show you what we bloggers do for photos...hehe....
I brought up the little rug from home...it was in my giveaway pile in the basement. Turns out it's perfect for our upstairs attic bedroom at the mountain cottage.
We still have a few projects to do in and finish up in this room, but for now, it's comfortable and we can sleep in the comfy bed.
I won't be getting baskets for the cubbies. I am going to custom make a white cotton bedskirt to cover up the stored items, which will be linens, comforters and pillows and other longer term storage. We have a really large dresser on the other side of the room for clothing, a small closet for hanging items and a floor to ceiling bookcase. I still have so much to show you!!!
Do you have a tale about something you wish you wouldn't have left at the store or a project you are working on? Would love to hear about it!
ps...if you missed the previous post about how Mr. DIY constructed the bed and I painted it, you can see it HERE.