Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Epic Room Makeover and tour of our master bedroom

I tivo the Nate show every day. I just love him. He is always so darn practical and he keeps things real. I think we could have a ton of fun garage saleing in my neck of the woods. Yep, that's an official invite Nate. I also love that he supports blogs. I've seen several of the authors of blogs that I read featured on his show recently, and found several new ones that I now love as well.

Mandi from Vintage Revivals is one of them. Mandi has such a cool spunky style that I only wish I could come up with on my own. But alas, I cannot. And my house that we moved into just before Christmas feels just halfway done.

I guess I get overwhelmed with the finishing touches. Or maybe it's the expense of decorating. Or maybe it's that I want things to look like a designer pulled everything together but I don't want to pay for a designer. Or geesh, for the things the designer would pull together!

My husband is a less is more kind of guy so the sparsity in our home doesn't bother him. Neither does a honey do list. I've had things on that list for over a decade that he just hasn't gotten around to. I love the guy, but decorating is just not something he cares about. And if he doesn't care about it, it doesn't get done.

Today, let me show you our master bedroom. It's one of those rooms that still very much feels half done with lots of unfinished or never started projects.

It all starts off well, with beautiful French doors and this little cove as you walk in.


And then BAM! You get hit with beige everything. The bed, nightstands and dresser were all bought second hand from the owners of our LAST house. We bought our last house over 10 years ago.

From the moment we bought the set, I have had every intention of painting it (yep...for the past 10 years!). It's IKEA furniture that looks like it's from an unfinished furniture store. The task of painting the set would fall on me, but the disassembly and moving of the furniture down to the garage so I could paint, falls on my husband. So with the ever important first step never happening, neither has the painting of the furniture.


Do you see anything else missing? Oh yeah, pictures on the walls. We have NEVER had anything hanging above our bed. I've been searching for years for just the perfect artwork or accessory and have never found it, so it stays empty.


But not to worry, the previous owners have several nail holes and wall screws left up as a constant reminder that I don't have anything on my walls. Isn't that sweet of them?

To the left of our bed, we have my husband's closet. Yep, he has his own closet. But for whatever reason, he continues to drag this dresser around with him (my parents bought the dresser as a set for me second hand when I was in Jr. High) insisting he needs somewhere to put his scivvies. Maybe some built ins would do the trick.

As you turn around from the bed, we have a spot that fits our old living room chair. Actually, this spot really just feels like the land for misfit furniture. Anything that didn't fit in the house like it used to, is now banished to this corner of the room. Bad furniture. Stay.

Again, we have more French doors leading into our bathroom. I love French doors.

Thankfully, not a whole lot of decorating needs to be done here, cuz it hasn't, so that's good.

Our jacuzzi tub gets used more by the kids and our dog than by us (once maybe?).

Oh, and one of my favorite things about the house before we moved in, is now one of my least favorite spots. Mostly because I know it isn't living up to it's potential. It's my master closet. Since my husband has his own walk in closet, I have one of my very own off of the bathroom. It's massive, but it is really crying out for built in's.

My closet has to do double duty until a few of the kids move out. And that's o.k. It has the space to house my sewing stuff. It just doesn't do it well. See the mirror? Again, the only full length mirror in the bedroom so I can see how awesome I look every day. I stole it from my son's room. He misses it.

It's hard to tell how big the closet is from these pictures but it's big.

And it has a ton of unused space.

Now not to talk all bad about my room (or my husband). It's a great master bedroom and we are thankful for the space (my husband is pretty awesome too). One thing I love about the room (and the whole house) is that it has some really cool architectural details in it. It's really large, and it has a good flow. But it could be better.

And for now, even the orchid is sad. Do you see the flowers fell off of one whole side.
Really, is that normal?

Keep your fingers crossed for me. I would love to win this prize. I have a to do list for Mandi that's a mile long!




4 comments:

Mandi @ Vintage Revivals said...

First off. Can I come and live in your closet? Cause its that awesome. Second, that dresser of your husbands is pretty awesome....we might need to hijack it if you win. Third....this is sort of my ideal makeover room (shh dont tell any of the other girls that.)Good luck my dear!

Love your guts
mandi

Kayla aka "Kilo Bravo" said...

Congrats on making it into the top 15! Totally jealous but I can't wait to see what you can create with Mandi if you win! Good luck!

Holly Kennedy said...

You made the top 15, and Mandi already loves your room! Things are looking good for you!!!

Holly Kennedy said...

Woohoo for the Top 5! I voted!!! ;)