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Momentarily + Bedroom Progress

It’s crazy! Three months ago we left California and five days later arrived in beautiful New England. Since then, we’ve been working hard in making this house a home. And yet, we’re still so far away from being done.

Every room seems to be half started. A good chunk of our stuff is still packed up in boxes and everywhere you look is some degree of chaos. I have to remind myself that we’re getting somewhere! Little by little. Even if everything is covered in dust, we’re practically living off Top Ramen soups and life seems to be put on hold in a way. We’re getting somewhere.

Today I took some photos of the bedroom progress. It’s the one room that’s probably closest to the finish line. Even if that finish line is still about 60% away LOL

IKEA Hack by

We chose the simple TARVA bed frame from IKEA. Actually, in the showroom it looked super ‘college-bed’ like and rather dinky. But after looking at all the other options from different stores, we decided to give it a shot. It ended up being a perfect fit! YAY! It’s simple and super low profile. And for all the people who might be wondering about the quality, this bed is really sturdy and not flimsy at all. Love it!

I’m planning on painting the frame and creating an exchangeable padded headboard for it! I’ve got some fantastic ideas, and all I need is a few hours of peace + quiet. Hopefully after the kitchen remodel 😉

Plank Wall Bedroom Progress by www.houseofmenig.comDIY Plank Walls in Bedroom by

On the opposite side there’s a little dresser that I’ve decorated with some pretty vases and candle holders. It’s SO good to see some of my pretty things again. The winter scape is a watercolor I did last year in anticipation of our new life here in New Hampshire. Although it’s not framed, it’s the first piece of artwork that has made an appearance on our walls.

IKEA Hack by www.houseofmenig.comWatercolor Painting by Rahel Menig of www.houseofmenig.comGrey Black and White by

The curtain situation. Nope, we’re not into mix+match when it comes to curtains. Problem is, Madame had the hardest time making up her mind in that department. But I think I’m ready to commit myself to the ditsy floral in light grey. I have a feeling that they will look darling during all four seasons and will make it super simple to switch out all of the other decor.

(Although, looking at the pictures, the blue toile fabric – which is a worn out duvet cover – would just look AMAZING too… Now how to make curtains for two windows out of it..?)

Plank Walls by www.houseofmenig.comDIY Fabric Curtains by

I’ve been playing around with fabrics, textures and colors a bit. It’s fun to mix masculine with feminine and I’m just so happy and lucky, that Adrian has no issues with sleeping on a pink pillow ♥

Feminine Bedroom by www.houseofmenig.comPink Bedroom by




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