Friday, July 29, 2011

before & {happily ever} after...master bedroom

It's been a few months since I showed you a "before and after" of our home.    I've showed you the kitchen, the entry and hallway, now it's time to show you the master bedroom.

When we first saw this house, we had already seen a lot of wallpaper before we got to this room, but I hadn't seen the end of it!

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There was a lot of Waverly floral wallpaper in this room and it took a lot of work to get it all down, but I think the after was totally worth it.

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Here's how the room was transformed:
  • Removed 2 layers of wallpaper 
  • Had the walls re-textured as the original wallpaper was installed directly on the drywall.
  • Removed popcorn ceiling and had it re-textured
  • Painted all trim white
  • Installed new doors
  • Removed/replaced window treatments
  • New paint
  • Installed a ceiling fan (with light) - can you believe there were no overhead lights installed in any of the bedrooms?!
  • Installed new carpet
The master bedroom is definitely still a work in progress and probably doesn't suit everyone's style, but it is perfect for us.  There are a few things that I want to change (including our bedding, when the next holiday rolls around!) but it's a relaxing room that doesn't have a speck of Waverly wallpaper left.


  1. Wow! What a transformation! Sounds like it was a lot of work! I love the after. It is so fun to see the huge change!

  2. Sounds like a ton of work to get that wallpaper off. But it was so worth it! I could take a nap right now in that calm space!

  3. Looks amazing!!! More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your bedroom transformation.

  4. I had to chuckle when I looked at your before and after pics of your home. I purchased an older home and it's amazing how it was so similar to yours. The dark cabinets (I painted white), no overhead lights in any of the bedrooms or the sitting areas (installed lights in areas), and that massive brick fireplace (I still want to give it a facelift). I looked beyond the initial appearance and saw the great potential in this older home. Just like you, the first time I saw it, it felt like home to me.


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