The other day I confessed to our DesignTies readers that I’m cheating on my bedroom. I shared a photo of a bedroom that made me feel happy – it was bright, airy with simple decor and interesting architecture… just the kind of space I love! I’ve seen lots of nice bedrooms that I drool over (i.e., I cheat on my bedroom big time!)… the one I shared with readers on Friday is just one of many. Yes… I’m in a sad state! ;-) If you’re in a bad way over a room or space other then your own too, be sure to drop by my Room Infidelity post and confess to your adulterous ways – it’s the only cure!! HaHa!
All this talk of my bedroom must have you wondering… WHY I’m coveting over rooms. WHAT on earth could be wrong with my space?
And if it’s so bad, why not do something about it?!
Well… for starters we’ve done a whole lot to it already!
Here’s how it looked a few years ago when we first moved in.
Somehow though, we crammed our king sized bed – the bed that fit perfectly in the large and spacious bedroom we had in our previous condo – into this itty bitty room!
Well we obviously couldn’t live like THAT forever!
So we did something about… starting with tearing apart the whole room!
We created such a lath & plaster mess!
And behind it… another wall… and we blew it out, too!
This is how we gained an extra 4 feet of space!!
In fact, in the photo below you can see where the 2 old walls were… they make an H on the floor
Old homes like ours don’t have insulation, so this was an important part of our renovation. As you can imagine, it’s so much warmer now!!
I get such a chuckle out of this photo… crew socks with shorts and slippers! That’s his around the house look, I promise. HaHa!
The next big part of our renovation project was the replacement of the window….
I love our new window! Such a great difference… inside and out!
And then paint… Benjamin Moore’s Sandy Brown on the ceiling and Stanley Park Green on the walls… a lovely mossy green that this photo just doesn’t showcase.
After we painted, we installed our wardrobe system – it spans the length of this wall, a full 10 feet, and it stands 7 feet tall. It really is ginormous! Which is perfect because, even though the room is now larger then it was before, it’s still small. With this fantastic wardrobe system we don’t need any other furniture… it holds everything! I’ll share one day, I promise ;-)
At this point we were almost done… almost ready to move ourselves back in.
Then came the chandelier…
And Brian did a beautiful job with all the trim… 6” baseboards, lovely casings around the window and crown molding to finishing everything off.
Here… take a look for yourselves.
I’d forgotten how much I love our bedroom!!
This is what I’ve done with the room so far… keep in mind that I still need to find some special bedding and some art for the walls…
Not quite the light and airy rooms I’ve been ogling, but it IS nice. And I DO love it!
So why have we opted for dark, warm colours? Brian works shifts and often has to sleep his days away… he likes a cocoon kind of bedroom and, because he’s so cute AND handy with a hammer, I give him what he wants. :-)
No light and airy bedroom for me… but I think with some special touches I can make this room perfect just for us! Eventually!!!
I’m sharing our bedroom transformation with the readers of Susan’s blog, Between Naps on the Porch… she’s hosting Metamorphosis Mondays and I’m participating! Be sure to head back to BNONP to see the other lovely transformations being shared!!