I hope everyone had a great weekend. We enjoyed a little bit of rain on Sunday afternoon, perfect for hunkering down inside and figuring out how to sew in a zipper. Ha…I’ll just say this – it’s in but no … Continue reading
If you remember, in February, we left off here: Since getting the room to this point in February and living with it for a while, we decided that as fun as it would be to build a bed, we would … Continue reading
You may have seen the following image floating around the internet on blogs and pinterest boards. Well, I am posting it again, because it’s the perfect reminder of creating a cozy guest room. And since I have mentioned that we … Continue reading
This summer will bring lots of guests…and by this summer, I mean, the next couple of weeks, starting with my sister and her husband in less than a week! This string of guests gave me just the push I needed … Continue reading
So now that you’ve seen two peeks of our Master Bedroom, are you ready to see the final product? Well you are in luck.
Two weekends ago Matthew and I tackled the Master Bedroom. I have been itching to paint our bedroom since we moved into the house in May, but I patiently waited while searching out the perfect color every single time we set foot into Home Depot, Lowes or the Sunset Ridge hardware store. I have so many paint chips I could actually make my own swatch book. Then in November I put some on the wall…and decided it wasn’t right. So I went back to Lowes and picked up three more colors to put on the wall. (Actually, I picked up six – three were for the bathroom.)
So Matthew and I had been living in our room with four different colors on all of the walls while we mulled over our choices. See the shot below – our current before photo. Notice the four different shades of light, muted green. Notice one is not so light and muted…yeah, that was the immediate no which took me to Lowes for the next three. In this photo, please also note the droopy curtain rods and high water curtains. We threw the curtains we had on hand when we moved in, so our windows didn’t look so bare, onto the droopy rods left here by the previous owner.
So the paint color we selected is the middle color on the left of the canvas. It is a light green/blue color that looks white as it goes on the wall but dries a beautiful, soothing color. The actual color we chose is Olympic Plantation Moss. A note for prospective paint buyers – Olympic One smells terrible. So terrible that I had to stop several times while painting and breathe in fresh air to get rid of the head ache I received while using this paint. The Valspar paint we used in the bathroom was almost odorless. And yes, our two widows were open with the bathroom windows open as well.
What you can’t see from the above photo is the hideous ceiling fan which puts off a yellow colored light because of the globe. It’s all kinds of funky. I’d love to hang a chandelier, but I think Matthew loves the fan too much. (Not this particular fan, just a ceiling fan in general.) One thing is for sure, that thing needs to come down. Look how intricate it is at the top. Oh my goodness. I think Genevieve would die. (She’s my design idol, by the way. LOVE her.)
But before we could get to painting, we had to do a little patching. Because we live in a house built in 1912 and because the ground below us is made up of a lot of clay, the ground shifts a lot, which means a lot of settling. Thankfully the cracks in our house aren’t bad at all. They are very manageable. I’ve already spoken about fixing the cracks here a little bit. So on Friday night we prepped the room for painting in hopes of having a more productive Saturday than when we painted our bathroom.
And here is our current “after” photo. We’ve made a lot of progress since moving in, which I am thrilled about. We never had a finiahed bedroom in our other house, so this room was definitely a room we wanted to tackle soon after moving in. Now I know that eight months into our house isn’t exactly “soon” but when you are young and on limited funds, eight months is as soon as we could do it. One other project still needs to happen in this room (besides removing that fan), and that is building our bed…or hiring someone to build it. One note about the bed, if you gave us Home Depot cards for Christmas, you funded the materials for our bed, so thanks in advance.
Ok, you ready for the after now I mentioned it several lines up?
And a few more photos of our room. (If you have a good idea about how to make dog crates not look like dog crates, I’m all ears. Unfortunately our pups love their crates too much for us to get rid of them. Our room is the biggest in the house and really the only private area we have, so they are kind of stuck here.)
A couple of elephant book ends that I brought home to San Antonio after visiting my parents shortly after Matthew and I got married. She had them for as long as I can remember and now they sit in our room. I love them against the new wall color.
And our side tables. Matthew and I built these very soon after we moved into the house. It was our first project together with our tools that my dad gave us when we moved in. Thanks, dad! We still each have ten fingers and ten toes! If you want to read more about our side tables, head on over to my photography blog [here] where you will see an even earlier “before” photo of our bedroom.
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend! Mine will be spent dreaming about my next project – which will most likely be finished my desk drawers.