When we bought our home every room in the old house was a different color. The second most shocking room was what is currently our bedroom. Two walls were the hottest pink I’ve ever seen, the other walls were nuclear lime green. Being a fan of muted colors, this room made me quite uncomfortable & hurt my eyes. It also took 3 coats of good, thick paint to cover the ghastly colors.
The very first thing to go was the carpet. Thank GOD for paint is all I can say.
I painted the bedroom the same color as I painted the rest of the house – campfire ash with white trim. Some may consider it sacrilege to paint hardwood floors but I’ve always wanted white painted floors in my home & bringing the floors back to their original glory held little to no appeal to me from a time & money perspective – not to mention the mess. So the floor was painted white, same as the other bedrooms & soon to be the whole house.
Once upon a time, this old house had false ceilings added because the original ceilings were so high. We will eventually remove the false ceilings. So for now we’re living with a cement finish. It’s not popcorn ceiling but still, I hate it. All in good time…patience was never my thing.
I opted for blinds & no curtains. Whilst curtains can make a room feel cozy, they can also make it feel small. The room isn’t that big to begin with & it has our giant bed in there so no curtains it was. The blinds are from JC Penney (who knew they were known for their blinds? Not me until recently). These roman blinds are insulated which is handy for the cold midwest winters. To keep them looking nice, I give them a quick vacuum once in awhile. Those drawers you see on the left we bought in Florida for a few bucks, painted them & sprayed the handles matt black. It was initially a quick fix but they’re made well & have withstood all the moving.
A make-up stand is so handy. My husband built this for me several years ago. It has been through five moves. It makes the task of contacts, hair & make-up in the mornings so much easier.
Every closet in our home is a difference size & not one of them had doors. They all had boudoir-style curtains so those definitely had to go. We search for appropriate sized doors only to discover making them would be our only option. I drew what I wanted & my husband made them, then I painted them. That’s how we roll.
We have the same colors throughout the whole house – lots of white, taupe & linen with some black accents & a little duck egg blue. I love to crochet so I made cushion covers & blankets. It’s my way of relaxing. Plus I can watch telly & feel like I’m being somewhat productive.
Combing industrial & rustic together – I love this lamp I bought from Hobby Lobby. The one below also came from there.
The sketch hanging above the bed was drawn by our dear friend, Elizabeth. My husband & I married in a courthouse & we had one very blurry photo of our wedding day taken by the stranger who was our witness. Elizabeth (somehow) managed to recreate that pic in a sketch. My husband made the frame from old pallet wood.
And this cheeky, indulged guy is Finn, our hairless ‘puppy’ who thinks it’s his bed.
The before & after together…
Eventually we’ll move into the back part of the house once we’ve transformed it into a master suite. Then this room will become a spare room. Until then, I’m pretty pleased with the way it transformed. It’s simple & calm. Just how I like things.