Archive | April, 2013

The Master Bedroom {before}

10 Apr

When I was deciding how to start posting pictures of our house on the blog, it was hard to figure-out an organized way to do it.  So instead of having a system, I’m just going to start with the room that is getting a lot of changes made to it right off the bat.  That would be the master bedroom.  Also known as, “The room with too much room”.

Our new master bedroom is 21 x 20.  That is a total of 420 square feet, of just bedroom space.  My first solo apartment in Eugene was 480 TOTAL square feet, and that included a kitchen, bathroom, and pretty big closet.  Here’s what we’re working with:

{Doorway from the hallway}

{Doorway from the hallway}

{Closet to the right}

{Closet to the right}

{View from doorway}

{View from doorway}

{Rotating view from doorway}

{View from doorway}

{Fireplace, closet, and entrance}

{Fireplace, closet, and entrance}

As you can see, the room is currently a nice shade of what I like to call, “90’s mint green”.  It’s not the popular mint green popularized by Pinterest lately, it’s more of a dated pastel green.  That’ll soon be changing.  Along with all the light fixtures.  And then we need to figure-out how to fill-up this space.  I know, I know, #firstworldproblems.

{Fireplace molding facade}

{Fireplace molding facade}

{Fireplace wall, closet door, entrance, and bathroom doorway}

{Fireplace wall, closet, entrance, and bathroom doorway}

{Crazy switches}

{Crazy switches}

Not only is the light fixture above the fireplace on a dimmer, to provide just the right ambiance, but the ceiling fan can be controlled by remote.  That is classy stuff, people.  Practically every light switch in our house has been customized, so much so that we are confused about what some of them actually do and how they work.  And I swear, there is no light that was off-limits to a dimmer switch.  I like a good dimmer in the right space, but it’s kinda ridiculous at our place.

Our very first home project will be to paint the wall of molding where the fireplace is.  Yep.  We’re painting real oak wood.  Both sets of our parents about had a heart attack when we told them.  Some people’s cardinal rule is: Don’t paint wood.  They consider it “ruined” forever after.  Not Andrew and I.  My personal cardinal rule is: white trim all.day.long.  Which is exactly why we’ll be sanding it down, priming, and painting the wall of wood.  Here’s a snapshot of our inspiration:

{via Pinterest, originally from Decor Pad}

{via Pinterest}

This project is already underway, and I can’t wait to get it finished!  Our goal is to have the entire master bedroom repainted by the time we move-in, so that at least one room is “project-free” (at least for a little while).  T-minus 17 days till moving day.

%d bloggers like this: