Sunday, November 22, 2015


Dear Hubby and I have been busting our tushies for the past several hours.  Yes, I know it is early, but we have a ton of stuff to finish before work begins in our master bedroom tomorrow AND all of the family is coming over at 6:00 PM tonight to celebrate Dear Hubby's birthday last week!  So, we have been in non-stop motion since 6:30 AM and I am ready to collapse!!

We get this wonderful break in activity because Dear Hubby needed to get gas in his car (he hates to stop on the way to work) and he volunteered to bring me back an iced coffee to "energize" me.  Sigh...  Love him to bits!

The painter is arriving at 8:00 AM tomorrow to convert our bedroom from Cottage Chic to a new sleeker, minimalist haven.  Fortunately, they will move the furniture to get to the walls and will remove any last minute wall adornments before they begin. 

The "cottage" wallpaper and border are going to be replaced by the same gray paint as is in the master bath.  I should have taken pictures when our bedroom was still "together" so you could see the floral curtains and matching comforter and pillows.  The bed linens have never been slept on and the curtains, which are in great condition, have been washed...everything is all ready for listing on ebay.  

The gazebo that hung between the two windows  and the rose picture  that hung above my cedar chest are going as well.   In a way I would REALLY love to replace our bedroom furniture.  But, as Dear Hubby points out, it is all solid oak and constructed much better than anything we could buy today.  Plus, we really don't have the money for a whole new bedroom set.

Now that my master bath is "spa-like", the bedroom was much too "fru-fru".  I am hoping that neutral walls, sleek cordless blinds at the windows and a geometric comforter with less ornate shams and throw pillows will camouflage the 1980's oak furniture so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb.   Maybe I will even reupholster the cedar chest!

This room redo is just another step in the remodeling of our almost 26 year old home. Stay tuned for the "after" pictures!



  1. Maybe you could paint your furniture instead. It would give it a new lease of life at a fraction of the cost.

    1. Great thought, Jen. I understand that the chalk paint on the market doesn't take a lot of stripping and sanding. I wonder how it works? I think I will look into it!

  2. We have been working on ours for years still like two rooms but since it's 106 years old it takes a little more than paint

    1. Wow, what an undertaking! I ADORE older homes, but know I would NEVER have the patience to redo an entire house to the way I wanted it to be. Kudos for having the gumption to make it a beautiful home!