You see, I've always got a room I'm working on. Our latest project is our master bedroom.
When we bought this house, it had a TINY dining room. Like...we couldn't fit our dining room table. And then down this dark and dreary hall was a master bedroom with the only entrance to the back yard. Well, let's just say the layout made NO sense with kiddos in our near future (I got pregnant with Lil Man right around the time we moved in...you know how they say when you stop trying you get pregnant? That was JUST the case for us...the fixer upper was a distraction from my daily temps and ovulation charts and...well, that may be TMI...). SO! We tore down the walls (and yes, I actually had something to do with it ;) and let the dining room flow into the master bedroom creating one big space for our dining room. I LOVE it! Probably the best decision we made in this house (that and the kitchen, thank you Monica!) because it opened EVERYTHING up! BUT...it also brought us down to two bedrooms. Fine at the time, but now with Lil Miss on the way, and two tiny rooms...we were DEFINATELY in need of an expansion.
Fortunately, the previous owner had done the work of the expansion before we bought the house from him, only he had expanded to make a shop in the back. It was/is attatched to the house, but the only entrance was from the great outdoors....and it was lined floor to ceiling in shelving and cabinets for tools and...well, junk that he left behind for us. (Can't tell you how many days and runs to the dump it took to clear that space out!)
Well, it has taken a LOT of work to get us thus far!
SO...back to design. Since we've started from scratch, I can do WHATEVER I WANT (budget allowing) in this room! Its so exciting, but a little overwhelming too! Good thing I have a good friend of mine (Monica) who is an interior designer! She has been a HUGE help in this whole house! Although I have a great idea of what I want, I tend to OVERFLOW with ideas...and well, if we combined every idea I had it could become VERY busy and overwhelming. (You see why I'm up into the wee hours of the morning?) Thanks to many, many, many talks with Monica, she has helped me reel in my ideas and organize my thoughts to create a cheery, romantic, serene, royal, and tranquil space. I hope. It's still not finished, obviously.
Since my facebook friends have been getting some random posts leaving them questioning my thoughts, I thought I would give a glimpse into my design inspiration, a "teaser" so to speak! But too bad for you...you'll have to wait for the finished product (or close to...since things never quite seem to get finished around here) to get the whole picture!
Of course if you come over, I'll gladly show you our progress ;)
***Small disclaimer: I don't know where ANY of these photos are from, since I have been just randomly saving things to my computer throughout the months! =D
You excited to see how all my crazy ideas come together into ONE room??? You can probably guess my color pallette, but for the rest you'll have to keep checking back! Sooner or later the room HAS to be finished and then I'll do the big reveal!
OH! And if anyone knows where I can find some affordable chandeliers....old brass ones I can refinish makes me even HAPPIER, but really anything at all, please let me know! =D