Ok. If you look at these photos I know that my master bedroom and bath don’t really look that much like fall. But can I just say, I love them!
Compared to how our bedroom use to look (oh how I hate even putting this photo in here!), I think the transformation is remarkable.
// the before photo //
If you remember, last summer my husband went on a trip back east for four days to play at volleyball nationals. He rarely, if ever, travels on his job so I decided to surprise him with two home makeover projects; our master bedroom and back porch.
Ok. I need to be honest about something. I think I really just wanted to do all of these things while he was gone so that he wouldn’t freak out as to how much I was doing and somehow decide it wasn’t a good idea. Besides, if I make a big deal that the surprise is for him and that I worked really hard for him, how can he not be thrilled?
The funny thing is for weeks before his trip I was accumulating the following things in our living room:
- Two new 8” x 10” rugs
- Two chandeliers
- Two bedside tables
- All new bedding
- Vintage patio furniture
- Boxes of marble tile to redo the fireplace
- A vintage door that I turned in to a headboard
- Two bedside lamps
- A six-foot bench for the end of our bed
And he told me he never once noticed a single item that I had stashed in the back of our living room. Aren’t I just remarkable?
The good news is we both love our new master bedroom. Dave especially loves the bench. The two white chairs actually were originally in our living room. I moved them up here when I thought the living room looked too crowded. They fit perfectly here!
I also wanted to share a few photos of our master bath. All I did in here was buy new towels and rugs and hang one of my oil paintings on the wall.
All in all, it was a successful surprise.