Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It is Easier to Ask for Forgiveness...

Our bedroom on the day my husband left for a 4-day ski trip with friends:

Our bedroom the day my husband returned from a 4-day ski trip with friends:

New duvet cover and shams, new side tables, removal of husband's clutter.  Not sure why the lamps look funky in this picture..they look the same in real life.  And yes, I realize that I need to iron the duvet. But after moving the end tables in my living room up a flight of stairs to act as my new bedside tables, it was hard to stand up and iron with my new hernia.  

How did my husband like the fresh, new look?  

I can sum that up with my favorite quote coined by the late Grace Hopper: "It is easier to ask forgiveness, than it is to get permission."  

I'm not 100% sure, but pretty positive that she coined this phrase while redecorating her house.  At least that's what I'm going with.  

And none of this would have been possible without inspiration from The Huntress.  Despite what my husband says, you are not a bad influence. 

Do you know what is a bad influence?  Winter in Chicago.  We're on the verge of a snowstorm of epic proportion.  The snow just started and now all I want to do is pour myself a glass and snuggle up in my new bedroom, which would be fine if it wasn't 3 pm.  

Here is the before from my back door.  
A squirrelsicle

Stay tuned for the after!  


  1. Look fab!!!! Tell Steve I'm sorry:(

  2. I can't help but think that we've met before. Hmmm...HGTV, perhaps? The new look is exquisite. And don't let any naysaying male roommate tell you differently.

  3. So many of my makeovers and purchases have been inspired by that Huntress!!! When my husband asks "what's this?" I so often say "The Huntress told me to get it." The last time I said this he asked "Well if The Huntress told you to stick your head in a bucket of water 3 times and only pull it out twice, Would you?. The answer..... "Yes I would". Cos I love her.

  4. Thanks gals! I do think it looks exquisite! Almost too nice for my family...not for me, but too nice for my 3 kids, husband, dog, and cat.

    And no apologies Huntress! Can you imagine what the world would look like if husbands called all the decorating shots? My bedroom would have a mini-frig as a side table and we'd be sleeping on a futon with a stadium blanket from college.

  5. Kell R! Thanks for the best laugh I've had all week!!!!!

    Love ya!!!!