Well, it’s finally pretty darn done. I can barely believe it.
Let’s do the before and after tour, shall we?
Master entry hallway, before.
Entry hallway, after. Closet curtains are still there….the closet deserves its very own makeover post when our bank account recovers from this one.
A close-up of our hallway photo wall. It is my intention to fill this whole wall, but all things in due time!
Remember this? The main bedroom, before.
The main bedroom, after. Love that plank feature wall. Love it.
A great shot of the ‘starfish wall’ (tutorial coming soon!).
The opposite wall, before.
The opposite wall, after. Those collage photo frames? I was never really in love with them. But I had to use them somehow! See how I hacked them into this ‘stained-glass window’ wall decor in an upcoming tutorial post.
Remember this before?….the all-important dog bed and cluttered nightstand.
Same view, after. It wouldn’t be fair if Chance didn’t get a dog bed makeover, now would it? Those are the same ole Ikea Hemnes nightstands, with a bit of a color and distressed-finish upgrade.
Here’s a good shot of our DIY weathered wood headboard (tutorial coming soon!). It’s nice to have an actual headboard….such grown-ups, we are!
Here’s a little close up of the vignette on my nightstand. I heart pink peonies in a blue mason jar. I just heart them.
Remember how the wall opposite the bed looked before? Abbie does.
After. It’s amazing what a little bold color and crisp white trim will do to a wall, eh? Although, it feels like something is missing….
Ah. There we go. Now we can move on.
Tree branches: no master bedroom is complete without.
The french door leading out onto what will soon be a lovely pergola-covered back deck. Right now, it is the deck of death; old and rickety and consummately terrifying. We don’t go out there. We don’t look at it. We don’t even speak of it.
Before: the view back down the hall towards the living room–aka, the escape route.
Alas, the unfinished closets still require our attention, as does the attic hatch in the ceiling. Such is why this post is called ‘Close-Enough-to-Finished’. Close enough, it’s close enough.
That’s about the gist of it!
A few random notes here: after doing our master bathroom makeover, and slapping that dark, dark, dark grey on the walls in such a small space, I arrived at two decisions. The first is that I love dark walls with white trim–I adore the contrastiness of it (I like to make up words). The second is that since the master bedroom is also a small and innately dark room, we should just own it and go dark on the walls there, too. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Of course, we tempered the darkness a bit by making the plank wall, as well as a lot of the linens, white. That always helps. So do pops of cheerful color. I think part of the reason I drug my feet on this room for so long was that the voices in my head were at odds with each other over painting the walls some light, gentle color (as logic would dictate you do in a small, dark room).
We were also on the fence about whether we wanted to swap out the existing blue glass pendants for something else. And when I say ‘we’, well, you probably know what I mean. Functionally, the pendants are completely awesome–it is brilliant to not have a lamp to knock over on the nightstand (I may or may not flail my arms when I am asleep). I personally love them, but I’m not 100% sure that they are 100% what I am looking for in those spots. But do I ever need to be 100% sure about any design choice? Nope. I’d say pulling the decision trigger at a respectable 85% is fine. So the pendants stay; I like the color, I like the transparency (they do, after all, hang in front of those windows), and I like the price tag (ie: already bought). Works for me!
It is abundantly satisfying to be sleeping in a ‘finished’ room. The bare drywall edged windows, primed walls, and mish-mashed furniture were great and all, but….change is good.
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