I have started my master bedroom makeover this weekend.
I’ll be sharing my progress with you over the next couple of weeks.
So today, I want to show you the “before” pictures. And of course, point out the little things in the pictures that make me laugh (and cringe.)
I did nothing to my room before taking these pictures except for vacuuming the carpet. I didn’t want to show off the Poptarts on the floor. :)
This is as real as it gets at my house.
I just sold our 5 piece King Cherry bedroom suite this weekend on Craigslist. And I hope to use the money I made from it for this bedroom makeover.
This is my mis-matched bedding. I had a red comforter that my youngest son puked on one night, and the dry cleaners said they couldn’t clean it without it falling apart. So I threw it away. :)
I have a red quilt on my bed now. The pillow cases are left over from when I had a cream matelasse on the bed at one point.
Please check out the horrific bed skirt. I’ve always hated it, but needed something to cover the junk I hide under my bed. It’s not quite doing the job is it? :)
Notice the bolt of lining that is propped up by the door? That’s been there a couple of weeks. It’s a reminder of why I need a “craft room”.
This room used to be a den, but when we bought the house, we turned it into the master bedroom. It has 3 light fixtures in the ceiling. I want to get rid of the ceiling fan during this makeover, and try to incorporate a chandelier or two in the room.
I also hope to find a armoire that I can hide the t.v. in instead of having it as a huge black focal point in the room.
I love our fireplace, but I always have trouble knowing how to decorate the mantle. I just threw these things up there to get them out of the way. Take note of the missing candle.
Here’s another view of the bed. Those are my mom’s accent pillows that I threw on there because I might keep them for this makeover. They do match my window treatments.
The big piece of wood on the floor is the top of an antique blanket chest that I inherited from my mom. The bottom half is still in the garage. I might try to incorporate it in the makeover.
Notice the missing globe on the light fixture. It just fell right off one night and broken into a gazillion pieces. Scared me to death!
Here is another view of the room. The louvered door on the left is our tiny laundry room. The door by the fireplace leads to outside.
The door to the right is the bathroom. You can read my post about the bathroom makeover HERE.
This next picture made me smile from ear to ear. Please notice a little piece of cuteness on the far right side of this picture….
Did you find him? He was waiting patiently for me to finish taking pictures. Oh, I love that boy!!!!
This next picture is keeping it as real as I can keep it.
I wasn’t going to share it, but I don’t want anyone to ever think that my house is as neat and clean as it is in most of the pictures I post on my blog. It never is.
This is real life…
So there you have it.
This is my starting point. I am very excited to start working on this room! And I can’t wait to share the progress with you.
It’s going to look totally different!
Thanks for stopping by!