It is crazy to think about much of your life is actually spent in your bedroom. Think about the number of hours you sleep. If you sleep 8 hours at night, you will spend a third of your life in there! One thing that I have been very particular about in our married life is keeping our bedroom clean and clutter free. Why? Because when I go to bed at night, I want it to be a place of rest and relaxation, not a place of chaos and frustration. For me, I just need that peace of mind. Don’t get me wrong…things tend to pile up from time to time, but at the end of the week, I like it to be picked up and well-maintained.
So when you walk into our room, this is what you see. We learned that at one time, this used to be two separate rooms, with a doorway by the headboard. Back in the day, rooms were small, so this came as no surprise to us. Plus, there are two vents, which made us also think that at one time, it was two rooms. I would’ve just LOVED to see the inside of this home back in the day!
When we moved in, there was a large crack in the wall from ice damage, in between the windows, as well as on the opposite wall. We decided just to get it fixed right away since we didn’t know what another winter would do to it. It is plaster, but our drywall guy did a great job at matching it up!
We LOVE all the windows in this room! Thankfully these have been updated, but still have that old look. There is something about natural light coming through.
The cedar chest was my grandma’s that now holds extra blankets. We also use it as a bench to sit on if needed. It’s a great place to set a fan and a clock too!
Like I said, this room has two vents – I just had to show you a picture of one…do you remember these type of vents in your grandparent’s house? I so appreciate the old-school look of them and the old crystal-looking doorknobs!
We do have to replace the carpet someday, but we discovered there is original hardwood floors underneath (like in the rest of the house), so maybe one day we will refinish them. Until then, the carpet works and does what it’s supposed to do. One project at time…
P.S. This room, like the rest of the house, has the tall baseboards and crown molding!
Our closet was built out from the wall, since I’m sure it didn’t have one back in the day. It’s the perfect size and holds all that we need it to hold. Someday we might build more of a cubby system in there and put doors on it, but again, this works just fine. Always have to dream, right?
I had the grand idea to paint the ceiling, but it was the popcorn ceiling and as I rolled it, it just flaked off. So, we decided to strip it and Dan, along with a friend, installed bead board, to get the cottage feel. It looks AMAZING and I LOVE it! The white bead board contrasted with the dark wood of our headboard and fan, looks so great. Some of the nails are popping through a bit, which drives Dan crazy, but for his first attempt at this, I think it looks phenomenal! Plus, it was an inexpensive way to cover up the cracks in the ceiling underneath.
Opposite the windows is an old dresser my older sister had when she was growing up and Dan’s old coat hook as a kid. Things that are a bit dated, but they serve their purpose. Though Dan has had to glue the dresser a few times and one of the hook’s on the coat hook fell out once, but all stuff that can be fixed!
Wall color: Woodlawn Blue HC-147 by Benjamin Moore
Love being able to be right across the hallway from Mazy, since she still wakes up at night sometimes! Plus, when it came to my recovery, I am thankful I didn’t need to climb a flight of stairs to get to bed – wouldn’t have been able to do that! Granted every room in our home I feel like is my favorite, but this one sure is a fav! Love the brightness and the cottagey feel it has!