Master Bedroom Re-do Update: HomeGoods Bedside Lamps & Ikea “Lenda” Curtains

Kev and I received a HomeGoods gift card last month, so the other day we jumped in the car and headed up to Birmingham to see if we could find a couple of matching bedside lamps for our bedroom.  It took approximately two seconds to fall in love with these dual-function darlings…

It took approximately two days to successfully remove the tags from the bottom of each of them…

(Even with the help of Goo-Gone!)

The lampshades and rattan “lids” come off, so we have the option to fill the glass bases with different items if we want to…

I’m cuckoo for cocoa puffs for the simple, caramel-colored finial on top of them…

But now that the lamps are in place, I think I’m gonna swap out the curtains.  Too much beige-on-beige action goin’ on between the lampshades, the curtains and the window shades.  No biggie though. We bought a pack of white curtains the last time we went to Ikea, and they look just like the beige ones we’ve got hanging in there right now. They have the cute little stripe detail on them too…

(from Ikea)

I took the white ones out of their packaging this morning so that I could starting steaming out all the wrinkles.  Max curled right up underneath one of the panels…

I guess that means he likes them too.

So, here’s another before shot of “my” corner of the room…

And here’s where we’re at right now…

(Bedside chest from Urban Farmgirl)

Just gotta swap out those curtains, attach a small piece of trim in the corner where the “Moonlight White” painted MDF planks meet the “Blue Hubbard” painted wall, add knobs to my beside chest, and hang three more closet doors.

Oh yeah! That reminds me! Stay tuned for our closet door re-do post! We’re thrilled with how they turned out, and about the extra 225 square feet of visual space they’re gonna add to our room!

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  1. says

    Great lamps! Can’t wait to see what you put inside (or if you leave them be). Room is looking great.

  2. says

    I have to tell you the discovery I made that makes removing labels a breeze. The Magic Eraser! It is seriously magical. SO much better than Goo Gone (which is what I used to use too.) The Magic Eraser rubs price tags, labels on food jars, anything sticky really, right off! It is even more ridiculously easy if you soak the item first. And, your room looks lovely! I can’t wait to see it completely done!

  3. says

    Gah! Looks like a catalog! I love how you are able to capture the beautiful colors and soft, streaming light in your photos. And what a cutie little Max is. Looking good so far!

  4. Grace says

    Love you guys ,the room and all of your work!!!

    In the future don’t bother with Goo Gone….Just heat the sticker up with your blow dryer and take it off with a
    single edge razor or exacto knife….lifts right off!

  5. says

    Well done – it’s gorgeous! One of my biggest pet peeves are stickers! argh. If you soak the label in orange essential oil (very inexpensive) they come right off and you are left with a lovely citrus aroma! LOL!W

  6. says

    Another Home Run! I have a similar lamp in my Living Room and it gets filled with different stuff each season, whenever I get moody, or just because I can.

    Love the way your bedroom is coming together. I have by-folding closet doors in my Guest Room that are just screaming to be replaced. Though they do serve a purpose {save space when opened} they are truly outdated.

    Looking forward to seeing the complete bedroom re-do when you are done.

    Jan @ the BellaCasa blog

  7. says

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    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!

  8. says

    I adore how it’s turning out. The panels on the bed wall are amazing. The lamps are adorable and I can see why it took you such a short amount of time to fall in love with them! (:

  9. says

    The bedroom is looking wonderful! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    A quick suggestion for removing price tags from glass… this has never failed me… Get out your hair dryer. Blast the price sticker with your hot hair dryer for a minute or two, then slowly peel away the sticker… it should come right off! It’s that easy! The heat melts the adhesive and makes it much easier to peel away.

    I think that trick works on stickers stuck to any surface that won’t be damaged by the heat of a hairdryer.

    Hope that helps for next time! :)

  10. says

    something just randomly dawned on me…. the Lenda curtains I have, have tab tops… did you sew yours to have rod pockets? they look more tailored that way!

  11. Geri fom Vermont says

    Room looks wonderful…as does your entire house….quick question…I bought the JC Penny headboard and spray painted it but did not lightly sand it down first and now it’s scratching very easily…is that why?? Or maybe the fact I painted it in a non-heated garage when it was rather chilly…guess I need to re-do in the spring!! Anyway LOVE the headboard…..thanks for such a great idea!! Keep up the great work guys….you are an unbelievable inspiration to many!

  12. Judy Hinten says

    Looking great! I’ve found that nail polish remover is the best thing to take off those stickers, works like a charm.

  13. says

    That is a lovely shade on the walls. My question – the side talbe looks really close to the closet door, is it difficult to open or it that an illusion created by the photo?

  14. says

    Hi Layla

    Love your new lamps! Is there a way to fill up the glass part? I could see some beach sand or small starfish in there….

    Your bedroom looks lovely. We just completed our new bedroom, working hard over the holidays.

    All the best in 2011 and thanks for all your inspiration.

  15. says

    Those are really tough tags! Very well sense of style. Beach sand and a few shells on the glass part of the lamps will really make it romantic. They look perfect for the both of you. I can’t wait to see the outcom of everything. Good job!

  16. says

    Great lamps – love HomeGoods! I can’t stand sticky tags. My trick to removing them easily (without scratching the surface) is to spray a little Pam on a paper towel and gently rub it on. It loosens the tag so it can be peeled off and gets rid of the sticky residue that they can leave behind.

  17. Adrienne says

    Loved the simplicity of the curtains so much I went straight to Ikea and got some for our Master bedroom; what a great deal!

  18. says

    hey – didn’t have time to read thru all the comments, so if this is a double tip, sorry! WD40 works like a charm to take off stickers. in fact, it works like a charm for a ridiculous amount of stuff! love your blog!

  19. Valerie Gardner says

    The lamps are super cute….but I have to ask….how in the stink do they work? I see no “innards”….

  20. KellBell says

    Know that this is kind of late, but better late than never. To get off tags with glue, heat the tag with a hair drier for a few seconds then peel off, the sticky stuff that is left will come off with a little rubbing alcohol.Love the lamps, sea shells would look really good in the base.

  21. Erica says

    Hi, I wanted to say these are so cute! I have 2 questions about the curtains, 1) how do they do at blocking out light? 2) how did you get rid of the little tab top things that come on the curtains?
    thanks! :)