December 31, 2014

Redoing the Master Bedroom

I didn't go into Christmas break thinking we would be redoing our bedroom.  However, we wanted to get a new bed.  We wanted a king and then thought that we might as well get some furniture to match.  You see, we're that couple who has never invested in a bedroom set because we've been preoccupied with other things.  It was just never a priority and, honestly, is one.more.thing. to move every couple of years. Also, when you go from house to house, committing to furniture is hard because you never know how it will look/fit in the next place.

We found some furniture at American Lifestyle Furniture in Colorado Springs and Scott really liked this set.  I was so-so about it, but I didn't see anything better.  We initially left undecided, and then I realized I'd rather have furniture than have no furniture.  Scott went back and ordered it.  At my insistence, he ordered it for delivery, which meant I didn't have to carry it and/or put it together.  I'm worthless when it comes to those kinds of things anyway.

The carpet before:

But before we had the furniture delivered on Christmas Eve, we needed new carpeting. So, between ordering the furniture on December 22nd and the delivery on the 24th, we had to rip up the old carpet and install a new one.  This meant moving all the old furniture down to the basement, etc.  The 23rd was a long day.  We went to Lowe's at 7am and bought 13 feet of Stainmaster carpeting right off the roll.  It was less than a dollar a square foot and they wanted $300 for installation(!).  Good thing Scott was planning on doing it himself anyway.  While we were there, we picked up boxes of laminate wood flooring for the basement also.  Scott ripped up the old carpet, put in the new one, and then (at my insistence again) replaced the ceiling fan.  The carpet removal and installation only took about 3 hours.

The old fan:

The people who used to live in this house subscribed to the theory that the ceiling fan should be painted the same color as the walls.  I hated that fan.  Like, REALLY hated that fan.

The carpet after:

That is just one big closet on the right, with two doors.

We still need to touch up some of the paint.  I decided I can live with the wall color now that the carpet isn't green.  When Scott took the trim off, a lot of the paint peeled.  Touch-up paint is on my list and I also am going to paint the trim antique white.

Carpet after:

New fan:

Lowe's for about $90.  I got two.  One for the guest room.  There is a cotton-candy unicorn fan in there.

The for-now finished product.  I still have some decorating to do.

I don't know why I'm using a blurry picture…

All in all, we are THRILLED with the results.  It looks like a completely different room and now we can use the old dressers (mine from Pennsylvania) in the guest room downstairs.  Plus, now we can actually fit all our clothes in these new ones.  A wonderful feeling.


  1. It all looks amazing! I love the new ceiling fan.

  2. It looks awesome now! Are you saying you don't like the cotton candy unicorn fan???

  3. What a huge difference the new carpet makes!!! Everything looks so good! And I love the new fan!

  4. Your master looks wonderful!!! I just love the bed and the color really does go so nicely now!

  5. Looks good! I dream of someday having a master bedroom big enough for a bed AND dressers...haha.

  6. I love it! Great job getting all that in in a short time.

  7. Looks great! I had a huge bedroom set that we just got rid of and bought some Ikea bedroom furniture for now...I don't actually love it, but I know I can hack it eventually at least.

  8. I like it! I love watching your house transform.

  9. I like the bed a lot and the slanted bedroom! Looks very loft-y!

  10. Those changes look really nice!!! Amazing that you guys could do all that so quickly!


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