Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Our Bedroom: Before and After

I have been wanting to do a before and after post of our bedroom forever.  There are a few reasons I haven't.  For one, I'm still not sure it is totally finished.  I don't think we have the right rug, and I'm still looking for a small chair to go in the corner, you know, things like that.  The other reason is that it is never clean enough to take pictures.  But yesterday I managed to clean enough of it properly (my side of the room, he he he) to take a few photos.  Believe me, there's a reason you are not getting a 360 degree view!

Before (with Olivia's melon in the middle of everything, as usual)


Here are some of the pertinent details.  The paint color is Iron Mountain by Benjamin Moore, a very bold choice by TH.  The prints above the bed were done by my mom when we went to a summer session at Penland together about ten years ago.  The tree triptych photographs are by our friend Katherine Slingluff, and were TH's wedding present to me.  The set of photographs in white frames on the other wall were taken by me on our honeymoon in Maine, and I had the frames custom made from architectural salvage by Architiques as a birthday present for TH. The book shelves are full of old paperbacks, organized by color of course ;), and the bed is from Ikea.  Luckily for us there was a nice floor under all that yucky carpet.  It's not in the best shape, but it is way better than before!

That's it for now!  If we ever get the rest of it finished we'll post it here!

P.S. Bonus points for anyone who can locate the one item that stayed in the room!


  1. The giant red jack!

  2. Drat, I was going to say that! Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on a job well done. We have been working on our basement and I hope to have a before-and-after posted soon. It's so exciting!

  3. It turned out beautifully! I love before & after pics!

  4. Ding ding ding ding yes! It is the red jack! Thanks everybody!