Week two of the Bedroom Makeover in a Month Challenge is over and I have some catching up to do! Check out all of my progress.
The Bedroom Makeover Inspiration Photo
I cannot believe it is the end of week two in our Makeover in a Month Challenge. I still have so much to do.
Which is a roundabout way of saying, I am behind!
I cannot believe it is the end of week two in our Bedroom Makeover in a Month Challenge. I am doing this challenge with three amazing bloggers, Karianne at Thistllewood Farms, Marion with Miss Mustard Seed, and Melissa from The Inspired Room. Be sure to head to their blogs to see their makeover projects.
Our boys were in town this past week and stayed in the third-floor bedroom. They flew into town kept their distance from all of us so I wasn’t allowed to go up to their room. (I love that they are so careful these days.) Thus, I had no access to the room to start my remodel.
So this past week was a “behind the scenes” planning week.
I did stumble upon the perfect inspiration photo. The photo above is the master bedroom that belongs to Liz at Love Grows Wild. Isn’t it fabulous? I have seen this photo on Instagram many times and I love everything Liz did here. We have a similar wall behind our bed but it’s not near as dramatic as my inspiration photo.
This is the “before photo” of our third-floor bedroom that needs remodeling. Duh.
I am pretty sure that most people find an inspiration room before they plan a remodel. I didn’t do that. I selected all of my furniture, planned out most of the room, and then found my inspiration room.
I never said I did things in a conventional way. I am far from it.
There is no doubt that these bookcases need some organization. But this is where the “function over fashion” or “fashion over function” dilemma happens.
My husband loves all of these books. I love some of them, not all of them.
Here is my first choice of what I would like to do with this bookcase.
But that means we would have to get rid of a gazillion books.
It is more likely I will have to do something like this.
(both of these photos are from bookbub.com).
We shall see!
The Bedroom Furniture
I mentioned that I had ordered all of the furniture from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I am thrilled that most of it arrived less than a week after ordering!
Here are some of the items I selected. The links to each item are listed below.
All of the Bed, Bath and Beyond items above can be found at the corresponding links below.
The Reading Chair
I also solved my chair upholstery problem. I found another chair for $5 and I have decided to make a slipcover for it.
In case you are wondering, I have tons of sewing experience and no slipcover experience. (I can do this!)
So what do you think?
I know. This isn’t the most amazing looking chair. In fact, it’s ugly. But it has good bones.
And it will look amazing with a slipcover on the chair and ottoman.
Before I get a gazillion messages, I may not have any slipcover experience, but I am really good at sewing. I have sewed all of my life and I have made suits, jackets, dresses, school play costumes, tailored shirts, and my wedding dress.
I look at it this way. It can’t be that hard to make a slipcover. A tailored jacket has to be just as hard. Or harder. Right?
This is the fabric I picked out. It’s a traditional striped ticking fabric. I selected this one because I didn’y want to struggle with matching a large design on the fabric. Hopefully, my fabric is thick enough to hide the chair fabric and doesn’t need lining. If it does, well I have experience with lining too!
I ordered 14 yards which should be more than plenty. I am fine with that because I can always make some pillows!
So what’s on the schedule for next week?
Pretty much only remodeling the bedroom and nothing else.
Here is my to-do list.
- Paint the bedroom
- Change the light fixtures.
- Put the new bed together and decide if I am going to add wood or wallpaper to the wall behind the headboard.
- Measure and cut out the slipcover.
Oh my. There is a lot to do.
But I cannot wait!