Before and After: The Master Bedroom (Finally some photos!)

I feel a bit guilty about having taken such a long break from blogging, but then I remember, “Oh yeah. I was RENOVATING a house.”

And so, without further ado, here are the first in a series of before and after pictures.

The Master Bedroom... before.

The Master Bedroom… before.

The closet and the window

The closet and the window

First, I tore out all of the carpet to reveal and okay-but-not-great parquet floor

First, I tore out all of the carpet to reveal and okay-but-not-great parquet floor

I popped off all of the baseboard and painted walls a very, very pale blue.

I popped off all of the baseboard and painted walls a very, very pale blue.

My dad helped me lay bamboo floor (which I bought, carried and unloaded all by myself, thank you very much!)

My dad helped me lay bamboo floor (which I bought, carried and unloaded all by myself, thank you very much!)

I even learned how to use a nail gun.

I even learned how to use a nail gun.

Little by little, we covered the whole floor.

Little by little, we covered the whole floor.

The closet was the tricky part.

The closet was the tricky part.

I got started on the

I got started on the “fun stuff” such as painting the mirror I got at the Habitat ReStore.

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Once the vanity was up, I got started on some cheap upcycled wall art.

I added a bench seat (which I painted and reupholstered, then made pillows to match).

I added a bench seat (which I painted and reupholstered, then made super simple pillows to match).

I made a reversible duvet cover out of gray and teal fabric, with teal ties.

I made a reversible duvet cover out of gray and teal fabric, with teal ties.

Somewhere along the line, PIC moved in and we realized we had WAY TOO MUCH stuff. I also swapped out the original wall art for something a bit more sophisticated.

Somewhere along the line, PIC moved in and we realized we had WAY TOO MUCH stuff. I also swapped out the original wall art for something a bit more sophisticated (which I’ll explain how I made in tomorrow’s post.)

My brother installed the smoke alarm for me.

My brother installed the smoke alarm for me.

And voila!

And voila!

12 Responses to “Before and After: The Master Bedroom (Finally some photos!)”

  1. landlord no longer

    Oh, the pain, the pain of realizing that renovations NEVER stop when one owns a home 😉 Welcome to the world of home ownership, a place for proud moments followed by…hmm, now that I’m done with that, maybe I can tackle this? :0

    Reply
    • Kat Richter

      More like, “Actually that looks a lot dumber than it looked in my head… maybe I can re-do it somehow?” LOL

      Reply
  2. Jen

    It looks beautiful! I’m really impressed with you putting in the bamboo floors!

    Wait, houses don’t come with smoke detectors?!

    Reply
    • Kat Richter

      Thanks! I think legally houses are probably supposed to come with smoke detectors and this one did but they were really old and didn’t detect carbon monoxide in addition to smoke, hence the upgrade…

      Reply

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