Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Starting On The Master Bedroom...Again

So when we first purchased the house we had a different sucky contractor who tore our house apart with wild abandon and then kind of did nothing but waste our money.  The master/bath was the first thing that was started.  Once he was fired we kind of moved our focus to the kitchen addition since it really was the biggest thing we were doing to the house.  Now that the kitchen is in deathstar mode (operational but not finished) and we have a toilet and a place to hang out we've shifted our focus back to the master (and the laundry room and my daughter's bathroom and the porch.  Maybe focused is not the appropriate word).  

So as a little reminder, our master started off as a smallish room

Yes the lighting is bad.  What can I say, photography is not my forte.  Then we knocked down the wall between this and the room to the left of it.

This half will actually be our bedroom and the other half the sitting area.  We'll have pocket doors in between in case one of us wants to watch television.  This is our compromise.  I hate to fall asleep with the tv on, my husband loves it.

So here's what the rooms look like today.

This is the master bedroom now and that is going to be my closet.  

This is the closet in my last house.  So now we have a bigger house, yet my closet has shrunk.  Oh well.

And this is the sitting area.  The room has shrunk a bit from the original so that we could enlarge the bathroom which was miniscule.  
So, can you say Kaboom!  You really have to see it in person to appreciate what a nightmare it is.  We're doing baseboards and trim work in the room now.  That and paint will make a huge difference.  Now I just need to figure out how to stuff all my clothes which I don't fit, shoes, and purses into that closet.  I have a feeling The Goodwill is going to love me.


  1. It's going to be a fabulous space...can't wait to see the transformation as you move along!!

  2. I would love a fireplace in my bedroom. Your old closet was to die for. A good organizing system will hold more than you think.

  3. Okay first I have closet and fireplace envy...I would love a stellar closet and fireplace in my master suite! I can just tell from your pics that your house has great bones and great potential! You are very lucky...keep at childbirth when it is done you will forget the pain! :)

  4. what a beautiful room it will be!! I love the windows alone!!
    have fun!! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  5. This post tells me that we need to bloggy friends for a few reasons (1) your home is amazing and I need cool friends like that (2) I HATE to fall asleep with the TV on.
    (3) I'm crazy jealous of your closet and I dont know what that's a reason that you should be friends with me (4) I'm bad with photography too, we can commiserate on that together.

    I'm a new follower. I'm part of the Color My World Challenge. Can't wait to see what you do!

  6. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum}March 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    wow -- that is a big undertaking! And I'm so jealous of your closet!!!

  7. Have I already mentioned how much I love your house??? Your master (even with the smallish closet) is going to be an amazing retreat! Love that you'll have a sitting area and french doors. It will be just like a hotel suite!

  8. Susie @ Maddie's NestApril 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    This is going to be a fabulous space. I love that have great bones to work with. And PS--lucky you to get the TV off your wall. We have a large one hanging on the wall in our master. Luckily you cannot see it from the hall but it isn't pretty hanging on my wallpaper!