This week I’m sharing the progress we’ve made on our house room by room since we bought it two years ago. I’m usually working on our mile-long to do list for home improvements, so it’s nice to take a step back and see how far we’ve come and appreciate where we are right now.
Master Bedroom Before
Our master bedroom before was the same “butter yellow” as the rest of the house. The room itself is nice and big and the previous owners installed beautiful laminate wood flooring throughout the house, so it didn’t need much. On a side note, have I mentioned how thankful I am that this house had “wood” floors when we bought it? I am SOOO glad we didn’t have to deal with carpet, since we definitely did not have the budget for doing anything with it besides maybe a heavy cleaning.
Master Bedroom Update
Most of our house is painted a crisp, fresh white for lots of good reasons. The house is usually pretty dark because of our low ceilings, small windows, and dark laminate floors, so I wanted to brighten things up. I decided to paint all of our main rooms the same color to make it feel bigger and give it some continuity. (Hubby wanted a green living room, a Tuscan yellow kitchen, and a navy office, but I won that one!) If you saw our living room, you know that it is a “sort-of-open-floor-plan”. You can see the kitchen and office from the living room and all the rooms are pretty small. I didn’t want to paint them all different colors because I thought it would make the house feel choppy and smaller.
Our master bedroom is the only room in the house to get color on the walls. I was hoping to find a calming, serene color that would make our bedroom feel peaceful and relaxing at the end of the day. It took a while to decide, but I ended up settling on Behr’s Sunken Pool. It’s a really pretty unsaturated aqua blue, so it’s not overwhelming or childish feeling. (This post is not sponsored, I’m just sharing what we use and love in case it helps you.)
As you can see, the room is a long way from finished. Budget constraints and all. But I’m loving the transformation with just a fresh coat of paint!
This beautiful vintage dresser is one of my favorite pieces, but right now it looks very orange in person. I’m debating whether to paint it white or possibly try to restain it a walnut color. But I have to brush up on my furniture re-doing skills first since I killed the last piece I tried to redo.
Oh, and the brown looking chair is actually a dark barn-red in person. It doesn’t match the room, but it’s a piece from my great grandfather’s farm table and the only family piece I own, so I love it. I just need to figure out where to put it.
This room needs a lot of furniture (bedframe, nightstands, rug, lamps) to really feel complete. I joke that it feels like a used furniture store sometimes, because not a single piece matches any other piece in color or style. We’ll get there, it just takes time. (Is anyone else surprised at how expensive furniture is, especially considering most of it is laminate over particle board?)
Our master bedroom is kind of low on our list right now. I mean, no one actually sees our bedroom but us, so the living room and kitchen are more of a priority. So far we’ve painted the room that lovely blue color, moved the small chest of drawers to the closet, and bought a beautiful vintage dresser to be our main clothes storage. In the future we’re working on getting a bed frame, matching nightstands and lamps, a large rug, curtains, and some art to finish it up.
I hope you’re enjoying our house tour on our progress so far. Have a wonderful weekend!
You can tour the other rooms we’ve been working on here: