Just a little update today. We have this skinny little wall that you see immediately as you enter our front door. It's a bit of an awkward space, and I wasn't sure what to do with it. But with a few hooks and nails, a handy solution was found! The cowboy hat wall!
I used these hooks from amazon and my husband's collections of cowboy hats to decorate this entryway wall. He's able to easily grab them if he wants to wear one, and they're on display instead of hidden away in the closet.
We've finally been able to move back into the master bedroom! The flooring has been installed and the walls are painted. We have a ways to go before this room is finished, but at least we're not camping out in the guest bedroom surrounded by unpacked boxes anymore. The change has been like night and day for this room. What started out as a stuffy, cave like master bedroom now feels open and relaxing. We still need to hang curtains since the sun shines right in that window at 5 am, as well as installing baseboards. But overall, I'm loving how this room is coming along!
Take a look at what we started with when we moved in:
This room was absolutely filthy when we moved in. The 2 other bedrooms have carpeting and when we got those cleaned, the carpet cleaners took one look at the master and basically said "yeah, we're not even going to clean this, you need to rip it out". Which was fine by me! We decided to go with medium/dark wood look laminate flooring instead of hardwood since we have a large dog and the laminate should hold up better and not get scratched like wood floors. They look great so far!
We also changed the walls from the dark green cavelike atmosphere to Benjamin Moore's White Dove to open up the room a bit. It's crazy what a little paint and new flooring can do for a room. I'm just proud that we actually did something with the master bedroom. In our last place, we hated how the room looked but never bothered to change anything about it. I'm discovering how nice it is to come home after work to a place where you feel really comfortable and happy. It's such a mood changer. Next steps - decorating!
I'm Sarah, a textile, history and sewing enthusiast. I talk about contemporary and historical fashion, sewing, patterns, tutorials, home decor, and anything else you can make with a needle and thread. I love books and am happy to talk your ear off about historical clothing.
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