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Before1

Before1

This is my side of the unmade bed, taken from the bathroom door. The majority of the bedroom is original to the house, but the bathroom is 2 steps up in an addition made (we think) in the 1930s. Originally, the outside wall of this room was just to the right of the angled window and the flooring along the whole wall was (I believe) reclaimed from another part of the house.


Before2

Before2

My friend gave me that cute little dresser several years ago. After I got my heat gun and had finished stripping the four pillars we reclaimed from another house to use on our back porch, I thought I'd what this dresser was like. It's oak. That was a few years ago... That's my mom's wedding dress on the dress form -- a cute little tea-length number from 1958.


Before3

Before3

A sampler on the wall that I like to call "The Eye Chart." I still need to hem the bottom. The vanity is K's; she doesn't have room for it right now, and M will use it when K goes back to dorm life, but for now it's in our room. There's also a chair under all that stuff that my sister helped me reupholster a few years ago. And rummage sale/charity stuff. The Carson Mansion artwork didn't make it back into the new room.


Wallpaper

Wallpaper

There was a time when it was quite fashionable to wallpaper one wall in a room. There was one papered wall in EVERY room in this house when we moved in. Most of it rather neutral, like this, but still...


Process1

Process1

DH and I built this bedframe (and 2 matching nightstands, plus a big bookshelf) -- many years ago -- and for many years we slept on a futon. The frame once had legs and, with only a futon, the headboard was much more visible. After 3 kids, I needed something better to sleep on. That's A with the pot of spackle (big crack in the ceiling where the addition was tacked on).


Process3

Process3

Wall paint starts to go on. Wow, big difference!


Process4

Process4

Message on a door. Some pretty wild drop cloths. We painted right over the wallpaper -- it wall all pretty tight, so it's not too bad. The wall color seems pretty true in this photo.


New1

New1

The new view from the bathroom door. We swapped locations of the armoire and the bed. The vanity is set up, but is temporary.


New2

New2

Someday I'll get back to that dresser. I've always had a thing for vintage clothes, especially children's. One year for the "Christmas photo" I had all three girls in vintage dresses.


New3

New3

My sewing machine/nightstand is where the vanity used to be. Rather than cheap, plastic, clip-on lamps (we like to read in bed), we both have real table lamps! My husband helped his pseudo-grandfather built the little chest at the foot of the bed -- it has three drawers on each side and is so cute!


New4

New4

DH built the architectural piece above the bed a few years ago. The girls and I raised it; they thought it gave the illusion of a tall headboard. I think I'd like a collection of 4 or 5 small prints or photographs between the actual headboard and that piece on the wall.


New6

New6

This is the first time I've actually had a curtain hanging from (and not just hanging over) the rod at the top of this window. The room seems so much bigger with the new arrangement!


New7

New7

This is the view from the main doorway into the room. I'm very pleased with how it all turned out.