For anyone curious about what I decided on the bedding, I've decided to pass on the Dwell bedding at your advice. My concerns about it being too juvenile were confirmed with your comments. Im sure there is something better out there. Thanks to Chris of Just a Girl who alerted me to this bedding set from Walmart.
I dig the antique trim inspired pattern but Im not sure if I want to do black and cream in here - I feel like I need a little more blue. I could add some blue pillows but Im not sold. Opinions?
Thanks to the kind ladies at Decorpad, I was alerted to a new coffee table Restoration Hardware is selling.
Brass? Check. Two shelves? Check. Right Size? Check. It was a little bit more industrial (versus antique) than I would have wished for but I was pretty much sold once I had my 20% off coupon in hand. I was about to order it last night when I realized my coupon had expired!! So the purchase is off until I can grab another one of those discounts. $127 can do a lot of good elsewhere. So I'm sticking with my old wood one for now.
In other news, I have a new favorite blog: One Pretty Thing.
Unlike what you would expect by the name, there is a LOT more than one pretty thing featured. Her blog is the go to source for all sorts of great crafty DIY projects that she finds in blogland. She does all searching so I can just droll at all the great projects everday! I'm in heaven. Thanks Rachel!
Some projects she has featured that I'm hoping to try:
DIY Fabric Letters by mmmcrafts:
Fun black and cream pumpkin centerpiece via Better Homes & Gardens
Decorative clipboard wall organizer via Martha:
Definitely check her blog out if you're looking for a DIY fix!