Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Closet Re-do

Before we did our bedroom, Nick re-did our closet. 

Our closet is probably the only room in the house that we never painted. When we bought the house, most of it was this color yellow.

 

 I know it is messy. This picture is before I did some organizing. 


I've also bought some cuter shoes since then.


In the picture above it is a little cleaner, but it is still very yellow.

Now, after some tearing down shelves, paint, ripping up carpet, scraping ceilings, putting in can lights and crown molding, and shelf building, it looks like this....


Again, Nick did it all buy himself.


We still haven't decided what to put on the floor. We are thinking about some tile. Suggestions are welcome.


We used to to enter one at a time, and now we can both fit in there at the same time. 

I couldn't resist the picture below. It was taken back in July or August.


And now with clothes.







Nick still wants to hang his ties. 


These baskets hold socks and underwear. This allowed us to move the big dresser out of our room. My exercise clothes and pajamas are on some of the shelves too. It is so nice to be able to get completely dressed in the closet.  I ordered the baskets from Pottery Barn.


In the picture below you can see the shelves inside the door is where I keep all of my toiletries, extra toilet paper, and towels. 




I've got one talented husband, and I'm so thankful. We've thoroughly enjoyed our new room and closet.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our New Bedroom

Last year one of my goals was to re-do our bedroom. 


This is how it has looked for the past 5 years. 


I took these pictures a long time ago. So I apologize for how blurry/grainy they look.


I admit it. I am not good at decorating. 


I've made some mistakes in the past.


I bought our quilt from Pottery Barn. A few months ago the quilt started ripping in several places. That's when I knew I had to take action. By the way, it didn't rip because of poor quality. We've had it a long time, and it was time to make a change.


So with some help from my sister, pinterest, and Christmas money, we re-did our room.


I say 'we,' but all I did was order stuff from the internet. 


Nick did all the hard stuff. 


He moved all the furniture, scraped and painted the ceiling, painted the walls and trim, pulled up carpet and put in new floors. He also hung the TV, and he put in a new fan. 


He did all of this in about 4 days.


He did an amazing job! 


I think it looks fantastic!


Since our room looks and feels more like a 'grown up's room,' it makes me enjoy the rest of my house more. It makes the house feel more complete.


This winter makes 6 years in this house. It was about time our room looked decent.


The stand up lamp in the corner is from my grandmother's house, and I don't want to get rid of it because it reminds me of her. She would have been 91 this month. However, if I find an affordable stand up lamp that I really like, then I'll put this one in another room and put the pretty one in our room.



We are still working on artwork. We will hang this cotton picture somewhere, I'm just not sure where. Any suggestions?



I'm still playing around with the pillows. 


 I bought the curtains from Pottery Barn. The best part about these is that they are also blackout curtains. Our neighbor's carport light can shine right in our room. These curtains help so much! They are the best for a Sunday afternoon nap. 



The white quilt is from Khols. I wanted one from Garrnett Hill, but I got a cheaper one that looked just like the one I wanted. The big linen pillow shams are also from Pottery Barn. 


Nick also braved Ikea on one of his Atlanta work trips to get me the linen duvet cover. The whole bed is so much more comfortable now, and I especially love the duvet cover. 


And my mom found the beautiful rug. It is one of my favorite things in the room. We also recently got this desk from Nick's aunt.


Above our bed I'm getting this picture framed. My good friend Jessica took it last March. 


We took it at our church. I don't think I ever shared the rest of these pictures. I'll try to do it soon. They are so good!

Here are some final before and after comparisons. 




I absolutely love it! 


These guys are enjoying it too!

Up next I'll show you our new closet!