For those of you who have been keeping tabs on us, you know we’ve been through a pretty serious top to bottom renovation of our 105-year-old house. After five years of of these shenanigans, we have finally gotten to the master bedroom, and as we put the finishing touches on it, I thought I would regale you with a series of ‘before’ shots to really get you in the mood.
The photo above shows the original master bedroom of the house when we bought it….I didn’t take many photos because we ripped into that part of the house so fast the ink was hardly dry on our escrow papers. This isn’t a totally fair ‘before’ shot, either; you see, we didn’t even make this the master, or even a bedroom. But you can see the master bath there, leering at you from the right-hand door….that awful, awful bathroom–we let that stay where it was, but did some pretty major tweaking to it (see that makeover here). We chose to put the actual bedroom on the other side of the bathroom, in a room that was….well, we don’t even know what it was. And strangely, I took no photos of it until we started ripping down ‘walls’ (I use quotes because what we found was that most of the walls in this house were actually 1×12 boards nailed up and covered with wallpaper. The structure of the house defied physics and basic common sense).
Here’s a photo of the original master bedroom once we had started our gleeful destruction:
So eventually, we got some legitimate structural walls put up, you know….since this is a house with a roof and all, and arrived at a master bedroom that was finished but not finished. You feel me?
For five years, the master has looked like this:
I hate to do this to you, but this is it for now. I just wanted to set the scene and show you how we’ve been living for the past several years. The Texan is constantly baffled by my lack of initiative with this room and how I have let it stay like this for so long. It’s very unlike me. But I only just found my inspiration….so stay tuned, because the ‘After’ post is coming soon! I swear. Really, it is.