Over the summer I mentioned that we were making some changes to the master bedroom, but I never posted pictures of the completed room. I think I was waiting until I thought the room was completed and now, 5 months later, I think it’s probably as complete as it’s going to get. We hit a point were it was vastly improved, and then just sort of stopped. There is no art on the walls, but otherwise we accomplished nearly everything we set out to do. Eventually we’ll focus on it again and add some final touches. For now, I love the room, and we have plenty of space for an ever-changing display of children’s artwork taped to the walls.
Here’s what our bedroom looked like at the start of the summer:
After painting, adding hardwood floors and rearranging the furniture, here’s what our room looks like today:
I pin a lot of amazing home decor spaces to my pinboards, most of which I can never achieve in my Texas house in the suburbs. But when I saw this minty green dresser, I immediately thought, ‘I have that!’ Well, not exactly that, but something very close. I inherited a quirky green dresser from the previous owner of my apartment in Brooklyn many years ago, and I’ve kept it over 15 years and through 5 moves even though it doesn’t go with anything else I own. I’ve always loved it, but didn’t know quite what to do with it. Last weekend, we pulled it out of the guest bedroom and moved it front and center into our entryway. I would have taken a before shot of the bookshelves we removed, but I think my husband and I were so eager to get rid of them that we didn’t think to stop and take a picture.
And then there’s the painting. I love that painting in the inspiration photo, but there is no attribution on the interior designer’s portfolio site and what are the chances I could actually afford it? Slim. So, I painted my own simpler and not quite as beautiful version. I’m pretty happy with the outcome, and now our entryway is so much brighter and cheerier.