Our Master Bedroom was actually one of the first rooms we started work on. (in the sense that it got a mini makeover before we started filming our episode of Holmes Inspection.)
Here’s a run down of what we started with: Our 2nd floor Master bedroom is on the small side at 10×12 feet, but we decided to make it our Master rather than the guest room because it had a large double closet, was quiet and away from the busy street, and it had an amazing private second floor deck. The room has one window, a glass door heading out to the deck, and decent height ceilings.
We purchased a new mattress, box spring and standard bed frame when we moved into the house, and brought along with us two tall dressers that my Mom & I had refinished glossy black a few years ago. That’s it. No bedside tables, lamps, curtains or anything. For the first few months we used unpacked moving boxes as our bedside tables, and those temporary drapes that are made of folded paper. Then the ceiling started leaking in our bedroom, and we cut a giant hole and found ice in our ceiling. Thankfully the Holmes Group came in to help us, but that meant that our house was going to be on tv…with millions of people seeing it, and we had MOVING BOXES FOR BEDSIDE TABLES. Enter Kristen panic attack.
We needed to quickly get the room into a presentable shape before the Holmes Inspection crew came in to film our house, but without painting or doing anything to the actual room. So we did a few projects to get it up to a liveable state before construction. We built a headboard, got a few dressers as bedside tables, hung a mirror, got a couple lamps, curtains and threw in a vase of flowers…I know, its not much but at least we didn’t look like we were living in a shanty town when the camera crew came in.
Here are a few before (and in between) shots:
It still however had a long way to being complete!
Here’s some of our Inspiration:
And here’s the Master Bedroom To Do List:
- Paint walls
- Wallpaper feature wall
- Replace paper blinds with real fabric curtains (mini makeover)
- Build & upholster a custom headboard (mini makeover)
- Procure bedside tables (mini makeover)
- Get bedside lamps (mini makeover)
- Buy & install closet organizer & organize our clothes/shoes + accessories
- Buy under bed clothes storage boxes for off season clothes
- Change closet hardware
- Paint closet
- New light fixture
- Hang some art
- Get a rug (maybe?)
- Buy or make dog bed for Odin that matches the room decor (my dog has style you know!)
- Install reclaimed tin ceiling tiles
So check back for us (hopefully) knocking all those to-do’s off our list!