January 26, 2013

Teal and Yellow

Don't ask why, but I recently found myself at K Mart. As I was checking out (yes bought something), I spied a tealish-navy diamond-ikatish comforter set. I ran back to look at it and really liked it. I had 2 super cranky kids with me, so we left, but I couldn't stop thinking about it. I wasn't really in the market for a comforter, but my quilt on my bed wasn't quite cutting it, and it was SO drab in my room, I could really use some brightening, and this was cheap. So I bought it. Here it is:

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Cute, right? It is a 16 piece set. 16 items people. So that throw, the bolster, all those extra pillows, sheets-- all of that came in the bag. Well-- let me cut to the point here. It sucked. Big time. Seriously cheap. It felt rough, and thin, had to be dry cleaned, and was all lumpy. From far away it looked good, but the thought of sleeping with it just gave me the heebeegeebees. So back it went.

Coincidentally I'm at Target and see Nate Berkus' bedding that's similar AND it was on a price cut, and with my 5% Red Card discount, it ended up being the same price. No, I didn't get a bolster, throw, sheets, etc. It's just 2 shams and a comforter, but I LOVE it. Here she is:

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It's way thicker than the cheap-o K Mart one, it feels like a denim fabric. Which I like. It's heavy and warm and that's what I needed. I washed it and although it barely fit in my washer, it worked, and washed up nicely. I think I'm going to pair it with yellow or a mustard yellow. I wasn't in the market for a bedroom re-do... so this is just going to be a mini-refresh. Maybe a little paint on the nightstands. More to come when it all gets put together, but here's a little teal and mustard (or yellow, not sure yet) inspiration for you. And until then the moral of this story is DON'T BUY BEDDING FROM K MART.

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1 comment:

c'mon, don't be shy...