We’re back! As promised, Jeremy and I teamed up again this week for a fun challenge that I think you guys are going to find pretty entertaining. We’re doing a little design throw down… Husband vs. Wife! I enjoyed having him on the blog so much earlier this week that I thought I’d keep him around for another day. Did you guys read his Q & A yet? Let me tell you, he LOVED reading your comments!
I’m assuming most couples have probably gotten into an argument or two about how the house should be decorated, and Jeremy and I are no exception. So today I thought I’d be sweet and share HIS version of the perfect decor for a nightstand. But first I’ll show you mine. 🙂
Jeremy and I have matching nightstands and swing arm lamps, but today we each put our own personal spin on the accessories.
I told him that he could pick anything he wanted to decorate his nightstand, and the next thing I knew he was up at the farm for about 2 hours working on a “project” for our style challenge. I’m not going to lie… I was a little nervous wondering what in the world he was up to. But he finally arrived home with his masterpiece, and even though it’s not something I would ever decorate with, it is totally him. And for that reason alone, I love it.
He used two pieces of wood and some old horseshoe nails to create a display for his favorite pistol. He also drilled holes along the front of the wood to hold some of the bullets. If this nightstand isn’t rugged and manly, I don’t know what is. He said the only other thing that would complete his vignette (although guys definitely don’t say “vignette”) would be a picture of the boys and I up at the farm with him. Isn’t he the cutest?
For my nightstand, I went with some small white plates holding a candle, an old pitcher, a vase of flowers and a framed photo of my grandpa as a child. I was given a handful of old black and white family photos last year, and I cherish them dearly. My son, Wyatt, reminds me so much of my grandpa, and I love seeing his smiling eyes every morning when I wake up.
Jeremy stood over my shoulder as I took photos of his nightstand, making sure I got just the right lighting for his masterpiece. I know that he really could probably care less what is or isn’t on his nightstand, but the fact that he was such a trooper this week working on the blog with me and actually coming up with a really sweet project for the challenge reconfirms just how much he loves and supports me in everything I do.
Jeremy… thanks for being my better half. I love you!
Okay guys… your turn! What did you think of our style challenge? Did you enjoy getting a bit of Jeremy’s perspective this week? We both had a lot of fun, and who knows… maybe I’ll convince Jeremy to do something like this again one day. But for now spring is almost here, and that means it’s planting season on the farm. If you want to read more about our farm and how Jeremy and I work together, be sure to read Jeremy’s Q & A from this week. Also, stop by The Wood Grain Cottage to see what Shayna and her husband did with their style challenge! Enjoy your day, sweet friends!
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faux wood beam – tutorial
lace curtains – IKEA
planked walls – tutorial
iron bed frame – Amazon
nightstands – Sauder
ceiling light fixture – Home Depot
swing arm lamps – Lowe’s
quilt – Target
rug – Amazon
white pillows – IKEA
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:)))))))) I didn’t expect to see this, really 🙂 A gun?! :)) But I have to admit – it looks good 🙂
How awesome is that! What a great idea and it looks awesome as well and really goes with your room…but are you going to let him keep it there?? I think I would. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and always look forward to the next one. You two are a hard working couple, and I like that you can work together, even if there are disagreements. Loved your style challenge. What’s next?
Lol, that’s a good question, Denise! I’m sure I’ll restyle both nightstands the next time we photograph our bedroom, but for now his masterpiece is staying. He worked so hard on it, after all!
Next up, I hope to refresh the house for spring and start plans for some outdoor projects. We’ve worked so hard on the inside, and it’s time for the outside to get a little love! 🙂
Personally I don’t like his idea. I am Canadian and guns are not a part of everyday life like they are in the States (and for that I am grateful!). Just the thought of having a gun in the house makes me feel “nervous” for the better words to describe it, let alone having a gun on the side of the bed with bullets. Sorry its not in good taste for me, I am disappointed with this blog.
I appreciate your feedback and am sorry if the post disappointed you. My husband is an avid historian and enjoys learning about and collecting antique weaponry, so this piece was more of a display of his collection (much like I do with my antiques) rather than a gun for safety purposes. But we also live out in the country where wild animals often encroach on our farm and home invasions are a reality. We choose to keep guns in the house for safety and home defense reasons, but I completely respect that that choice may not be for everyone. This was a light-hearted post that poked fun at what our house might look like if Jeremy was the decorator. I had hoped everyone would see it that way.
All the best,
I love your side but I also really like your husband’s. I’m guessing it really speaks to the kind of man he is and that’s the best to have in decor.
I love his night stand!! You can definately tell that a guy is livin on that side of the room!! Well done!!
Just popped over from Shayna’s—I have to say that both guys hit it out of the park! Good job!
I think you guys are awesome and Jeremy “nailed” it!
I just finished reading Shayna’s blog, and like I told her, I loved reading today’s post. Your husband is an awesome support, and that is the best gift we can give our children. My dad was a collector of guns – he would have LOVED your husband’s masterpiece! Thank you to all four of you for these most enjoyable posts!
They both look great.
Wow, how creative of your hubby to go to the shop and build this little pistol stand?!?! The cool thing about the piece is that it could now be placed in different areas throughout the house & I know people will wonder what the story is behind it. Bravo!
I just love all the furniture and decoration ! So cozy , lovely !
I simply did a giant belly laugh roll. He worked two hours to get this done right and he did. But I guess the ever safety Mom in me would simply say, Honey That is actually quite stunning. Would you mind if we store the pistol back in the gun safe but I use your drilled holes and use those square nails from that old barn down the road? Then let’s look through your parts for old equipment and see if something is of a similar shape and size to put where the pistol is anchored? An old something?? And I’ve got a frame for the boys picture you wanted to complete your look.
He’s a unique character!!!! Gorgeous bedroom too.
Big fan of the manly flair to the room. He should put some more up!
There’s nothing wrong with a classic six shooter like that on display. People tend to fear something they don’t take the time to understand. As far as safety concerns for children, if you educate and teach them to respect the weapon, there is no danger of any kind.
The only danger I see is having kids around all that white bedding! I suppose it’s the same as teaching how to respect a firearm. Teach them to respect the home and they will treat it well…
All in all I say this is a success!
Loved your “light-hearted post that poked fun at what our house might look like if Jeremy was the decorator” comment. What is there to be disappointed about? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your posts and your bedroom is beautiful! Keep up the good work!
I merely enjoy the many household furniture along with decor! Consequently warm, attractive….