Category Archives: Master Bedroom

We Have Not Disappeared

We haven’t disappeared or quit working on the house. Between the wedding and holidays, we just haven’t had time to take pictures of what we’ve done and write about them.
So, first…the guest bedroom is looking a little more like an actual bedroom and not just a room with a bed and some dog toys. We were able to find the quilt at HomeGoods for about $50 (list price $280). We also purchased blinds to go on the window to the front of the house. We’d like to have curtains on these windows, but that’s a little bit of a problem since the vents are on the wall right below each window. The other window has a Target shower curtain (brown fabric, not seen in the picture below) which will be there until we can figure out what we are going to do about covering that window. For a shower curtain, it doesn’t actually look too bad.

Since we last posted, we also got blinds up in the office, which is really nice. For a while we had the old curtains up in the window (from the lady who lived here last), then decided that when we wanted to cover the window that we could just hang a light blanket from it. We no longer have to do that.

We’ve also repainted the master bathroom. Last time we posted about it, we had taken the wallpaper off but the wall was still covered in glue. As of right now, the tiles are looking a little bit yellow. It is so strange how the tiles seem to keep changing color (started off looking very pink). We plan to find a new overhead light, a new mirror, and new lights beside the mirror. Based on the way the color looks at different times of day, we think getting a lightbulb that is more white will help the color of the tile quite a bit. It would be great if we could also add some little light over in the corner by the closet since it’s so dark over there.

The subway tile in the kitchen is finished. It will have a post of its own.

The closet in the master bedroom is a tiny walk-in closet. To keep it a little more organized, we purchased plastic containers from Lowe’s to keep things in that aren’t in season right now. With as much space as we still have available above that, we’d like to get another shelf added above it. We also still need to figure out what we want to do with the closet overall…especially the shoes. Right now, the shoes just end up in a couple piles in the closet floor.

Photos for the master bedroom wall were finally purchased and look nice on our newly painted white wall.

We’ve also planted a small garden in our backyard. Right now, we are growing some tomatoes, bell peppers, rosemary, basil, and spearmint.

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Refinishing a dresser

A few months ago, on our way back from Unclaimed Baggage, we decided to stop at a thrift store we saw as we were getting closer to home. While we were there, we happened to come across an old dresser for a whole $35 (50% off original price of $70). Overall, it was in pretty good shape and all we would really need to do is sand and stain it, but since the car wasn’t big enough, we had to leave it there. Since Kayla’s dad has a truck, Eric asked him if he could go back with him to get it. When they went back the next week, the dresser was 75% off! Once it got home, it just sat in the garage for a couple months until we finally got around to doing something with it last weekend. The dresser has a relatively thin veneer, but it was thick enough to be able to sand it and take a stain.

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We went to Habitat ReStore to look for a dark stain. The one we purchased cost about $6. It didn’t end up staining quite as dark as we had hoped, but it did look better than when we first purchased it.  So…the grand total for this dresser is $23! The photos above it are from our engagement shoot with Brandon and Stacey Gresham These photos are not on the wall yet but this option is winning to fill the space.

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