Don’t let the title of this post think this is some kind of sexy seductive introduction into our bedroom. It’s not what you think, I’m going to talk about master bedroom decor as an anniversary gift.
This summer, Jeremiah and I will be married 5 years. I consider our 5 years of marriage to be a major milestone considering that we never knew each other when we got married. We met, two months later he proposed, and three months later I was married. Almost a year after we were married, I found out that I was pregnant. So we spent most of our “getting to know you” time mixed with our marriage followed by two years of pregnancy (back to back pregnancies) it wasn’t easy.
We’ve been through a lot, so our 5 year anniversary is a big deal to me unlike the rest of the four were.
It’s so big that Jeremiah is planning a man-cation with his brothers on our 5 year anniversary (I’ll pause while you gasp). He pinned the date on his older brother, but come to find out, my husband is the one planning the date of this epic adventure. He just so happened to have man-brain when he picked the date and forgot our anniversary. They’ll be hiking, camping, and sleeping with the bears and wolves. They’ve planned this trip for a year, and recently I found out that my husband was the brains behind the idea. So I told him he better make our 5 year anniversary an epic event before he leaves. All I know is that we’re going out on a Monday for our anniversary and his parents will be in town to babysit.
That’s my kind of gift, surprises!
I knew his parents will be in town, so I have them booked for a Friday to babysit so I can work on my epic (and cheap) anniversary present to him. I already crafted a piece of art for the living room that he’ll love, and I’ve been planning for months a make-over (or, to decorate it since it’s a blank slate) for our master bedroom. The last several weeks have come to fruition in the master bedroom.
I don’t have a room board to show you guys what I want because the master bedroom is going to be unique. I’m really pulled towards wood and matching warm rustic colors with a femine and masculine touch. I’m trying to inject his favorite style into our master bedroom, which is wood and country. My man grew up in rural Nebraska, and I like to consider him a modern day cowboy.
Here’s what I’m starting with for a 5 year anniversary gift to my husband;
I’m using Tannery by Cabot for the stain and Smoke Embers paint by Benjamin Moore. I’m using left over Dover White by Sherwin Williams for the trim paint. We have 3/4ths galon of trim paint left over from the girls room.
Jeremiah and I already picked out the paint colors, but he doesn’t know that I’ll be doing all the painting. He hates painting because it takes so long to complete. I plan on having all the trim and the walls completely done in time for a big surprise when he gets home from his camping trip. If you follow me on instagram, you already knew I started working on the trim here. The paint for the walls is a Christmas present we haven’t used yet.
So if all goes as planned, the paint will cost us $0.00. And the wood with the stain will probably cost around $50, or more. Pending on how much a few additional pieces costs. I’ll share those details with you guys after I get the headboard in the house.
I told my Dad (who’s a master wood-worker) about a headboard idea that has sprung from this post. Except it’s going to be different, but the same concept of using wood for a headboard. My dad jumped on ship with this special project and started crafting it for me.
I’m telling you guys the master bedroom plan because Jeremiah doesn’t read my blog, but he also found out about my anniversary present (the headboard, to be exact). One day last week we were visiting my parents, and my dad, Jeremiah and a neighbor were outside talking. The neighbor ended up telling Jeremiah about my surprise headboard. Rumor has it that my dad and Jeremiah were surprised. But I totally missed Jeremiah’s expression, and it completely broke my heart that some man I didn’t know who lived close to my dad dropped my surprise bomb!
So surprise ruined? Pretty much. I was devastated. It’s hard to hide a surprise from Jeremiah because my husband is a smart man and very intuitive. I had a whole bunch of people lined up to help with the surprise. I knew that if Jeremiah found out about the headboard, he’d also find out that I planned on painting the room while he’s gone since I started working on the trim. He knew we were going to paint the room at some point, but he didn’t know that he was going to get a surprise.
Jeremiah was trying to console me of my ruined surprise and suggested that if I want to surprise him, I could paint. So you can imagine that I was more devastated that my surprise wasn’t going to be authentic because of my stinkin’ smart husband took my surprise and suggested it like it was his idea.
So now Jeremiah knows what he’s getting for our 5 year anniversary. He’s looking forward to seeing the end results, and he says he’s excited to see what I’m going to come up with.