I thought I’d share a master bedroom update since we’ve *fiiiinally* got some wood on the wall up there now. Here’s where we’re at with it:
And again, we had to cover the windows because Kevin’s mom and dad’s Bungalow Barn is on the other side of that wall now. Their roofline cuts right through the middle of those windows, actually. And believe me, I tried to re-size the them (so that we could get a *little* natural light), but they wouldn’t have looked right from the exterior side of our home.
Here’s a Photoshopped photo of where we’re headed with the design:
We decided to go in a different direction (literally!) than I had previously blogged about. A “new twist with a classic material”, kind of thing. Basically, there will be four quadrants, and the tongue-and-groove (beaded) planks will each run (diagonally) toward the center of the wall as pictured above. I had mentioned doing something like this after the wall is painted:
But I got to thinking about how we really *need* that wall to work for us, and I just couldn’t imagine us sitting there very often. Or ever. 😉 I also couldn’t justify putting shallow shelving in those old window holes (and them covering them with sliding doors) because I just don’t have enough tiny things (or jewelry) to justify the added time and expense it would take to build that all out.
What we *really* need is dirty clothes and shoes storage. *That’s* what doesn’t seem to have a proper home right now. *That’s* what I walk into the room and see strewn around or in piles, on top of things and in corners. (Just keepin’ it real!) I still like the idea of waking up to a collection of art and or/photos, but I think we need something else beneath it. This photo got me thinking…
Then I remembered Kristin’s idea. She gave an old ($35) plain jane credenza a printer’s cabinet look using peel-and-stick flooring and a bunch of knobs, pulls and label holders:
Think of all the laundry baskets and shoes we could hide in something like that! I think I might look for something with four doors (vs. three) so I can really maximize the amount of storage on our (wide) bedroom wall. And once I know the measurements, I can search for laundry hampers that fit inside it, and install a few shelves for shoes if there’s room and they’re not already in the right place.
Here’s a look at the finished piece:
So that’s the plan for now. Gotta finish that wall first though. It ended up costing about $160 for the beaded boards for that one section, so (for budget reasons) we’ll probably just work on the other three sections one month at a time. I would like to get that one painted this week though. I’m so eager to see it white! (With gray in the grooves) Oh- and speaking of that…here’s another Photoshopped photo to show what that (and the piece of furniture) might sort of look like:
I’d probably go with a different paint color/wood color on the credenza, and obviously, I could still have fun with the areas on the side of the sideboard, but you get the idea. Fun to dream about!
I guess I’m becoming more of a function over form girl in my fourth decade. 🙂 How about you?