Renovating a house you don’t live in is a totally different situation than renovating one you do. Before moving in, David and I would show up to the house and work on various projects for 8-10 hours straight. For 2 months. Now that we live here, we’ve found it significantly harder to stay focused on projects. With laundry, cleaning, and everyday upkeep it’s so much harder to block off time for big (not so fun) projects like painting cabinets.
Despite our slow and steady progress, I’m so excited to share our first finished room: our master bedroom!
The renovation for this room was a pretty straightforward one. We pulled out the NASTY dog/drink stained carpet, removed the popcorn ceiling, painted the ceiling/walls, installed fresh carpet, installed a new fan (another favorite detail!) and put up some decor! We have more decorating to do but I’m not really in a rush on that. I want everything we put in our home to be intentional, not just “art” for the sake of having something on the walls.
This room makes me SO happy for a number of reasons. The biggest being our ridiculously comfy bed. After a run-in with a huge spilled cup of coffee, our bedsheets were due for an upgrade when we moved into the new house. I searched high and low for soft but affordable sheets and landed on Boll & Branch. They have an amazing business model (completely transparent, ethical, and family owned) and I was so excited to support them! A couple washes later and our linens keep getting softer and softer. Lesson learned y’all, investing in great quality bed linens makes ALL the difference. Also, no more coffee in bed.
The walls are painted Olympus White by Sherwin-Williams in the Emerald paint they offer. This particular paint has really high coverage so we only had to do ONE coat – heck yes!! The ceiling, trim, and doors are all Extra White (in various finishes) also from Sherwin-Williams.
Above our bed are our wedding vows, hand painted by Lauren Heim Studio and framed by Framebridge. We had this exact piece displayed at our wedding reception and it makes my heart so happy to see every day.
And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for… before and after!
It’s a huge visual transformation, and y’all can’t even begin to imagine the change in odor too. ;)
Pretty much every room in the house is at 80-90% finished. Lots of small projects (that make for a giant to do list) mean that actually finishing each room is taking a lot longer than we expected. But slow and steady keeps us sane, so we don’t mind one bit!
SHOP THE ROOM: