Master Bedroom Remodel Part 1
Well I suppose this isn’t technically a newer project that we have done; but yet, an old one that I just haven’t posted on the blog yet.
Let’s start back from the beginning, shall we?
When we bought this house, our master bedroom looked like this:
As you can tell, this bedroom is definitely on the smaller side for a master bedroom. I am not going to lie.. I still struggle with the size of our bedroom. It makes me feel closed in, and it lacks in space and wall space for decorating. Apparently I was just spoiled with our last master bedroom size, because Mr. Hubs thinks this bedroom size if just fine. Anyways, nothing I can do about it and the show must go on!
The first thing we did in our master bedroom remodel was removed all the carpet, carpet pad, tack strips, etc. We also found some pretty hideous old green shag carpet UNDERNEATH the other carpet in one of our closets. You can read more about how I made my small closest space as usable and functional as possible HERE:
Check out that fancy shag!
Next we cleaned the floors really well before painting on some Kilz primer onto the subflooring.
After we laid down the Kilz Primer ( whoops forgot to take photos of that ), we painted the walls. For the wall color I literally chose.. white. Like the whitest of whites. Now, I’m usually not a fan for painting walls white, but with this house being on the smaller side and the ceilings being on the shorter side, I wanted the rooms to feel as large and airy as possible, so I opted for white walls in our master bedroom.
Once again, forgot to take pictures of the process of painting the walls. BUT…To defend myself, we were in the middle of a few other major projects at the same time as this master bedroom remodel, so I just got caught up in doing other things and not snapping pictures. You’ll forgive me!
For our flooring, we chose the same flooring that is throughout our house ( Delaware Bay Driftwood ) laminate.
( No process pics again! Ah! )
After laying down the flooring, we started to nail the trims and baseboard.
Now for the fun part! So as most of you know from our original House Tour ( here ) post, I told you all that there were rooms with popcorn ceilings. And popcorn ceilings = yuck. But, we knew that we didn’t want to scrape them ( with the house being so old, it could contain asbestos and we just didn’t want that mess ), so I opted to cover the ceilings instead. I really wanted a statement piece in our room because it’s small and needs something to grab ones attention.
So what did I do?
Installing the coffered ceiling tiles:
First things first, is we had to measure the walls in our room. As we expected, the walls were all uneven so we had to get creative with our math skills and cutting throughout the process. We knew that we wanted the coffered ceiling tiles to start out with a little less than half of a tile, instead of starting with a full tile and then ending on a funky half or quarter of a tile. We measured and used the red chalk line marker to make our first line. In the photos you will be able to see how the chalk line is straight, but oddly enough, the space between the wall and the chalk line gets smaller. That is because this house is so crazy uneven, it would be a miracle for one wall to match the other!
After measuring and cutting the first row of tiles, we glued them up using that adhesive glue for ceiling tiles. As I mentioned before, we chose to start with a little less than half of a tile to begin the first row.
After the first row of tiles, it was a lot easier to glue up the full pieces of ceiling tile.
While Mr. Hubs was gluing up ceiling tiles, I was searching the internet for the perfect chandelier for our bedroom. I could.not.find.one! I just could not find anything I liked, so for now we are using a basic light that is flat to the ceiling. It actually doesn’t bother me much, so maybe it will stay??
Ceiling tiles all done and new light up!
Now we had to paint the ceiling tiles. I think Mr. Hubs did 3 or 4 coats of white paint on them.
Crown molding time!
And that is where we are at right now. I am in a design rut! I am seriously struggling to decorate this room! It’s small and we have a huge bed that takes up like 90% of the room and two big white dressers that take up the other part. The dressers are essential because we are limited on closet space, so we rely heavily on our dressers to hold clothing as well. On the plus side I have purchased some items for my room, but I need a few finishing touches to have it all come together before I can do a last master bedroom reveal! Here is what I have purchased so far:
We have Two of these:
Ikea Hemnes Dressers In White ( click image for link )
White Reyna Three- Piece Comforter Set by Lush Decor ( click image for link )
Grey Buffalo Check Bedskirt :
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Grey Buffalo Check Pillow Covers for accent pillows :
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White Faux Fur rug:
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- Try to figure out what accent color I want to add for a nice POP! I keep leaning towards doing a blush color pink, but I am not sure!
- Figure out what kind of mirrors or wall art I am going to choose.
The next post will be my master bedroom reveal, so I need to get to work finding stuff for my room and get to decorating.. my favorite part!