Saturday, October 22, 2011


The last few nights have been devoted to working on our master bedroom. This dark, paneled cave will soon be a bright and cheery place to relax. I knew this room had potential, and I have no problem looking past the ugly, but I can't stop thinking about the original design...brown floor tiles, dark wood paneling, dark outlet covers, dark, dark, dark. Yikes!

The Cave

The Plans

The Discovery
We toyed with the idea of taking down the wood paneling, but discovered wallpaper peaking out from corners and around outlets. After dealing with the old wallpaper in the living room {here} we decided that painting the wood paneling would work just fine. 

Those closet doors we enormous and hard to open, so we decided to use the space for our dresser since the bedroom is small and we wanted to have enough floor space. We have extra closets around the house, so losing this closet wasn't a problem. Since the paneling stops at the old closet, we are going to run trim along the walls and ceiling to create a "dresser nook" possibly even introducing updated wallpaper to the nook.

The carpet has been removed, exposing those lovely cafeteria floors...

But the new floors will soon fill the room. 

Two coats of primer have covered up those panels, and later today Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace will cover the rest {I'm still going through my "all-white" phase}

Here are a few bedrooms to inspire our soon-to-be bright space....

{images via Pinterest}


  1. Looking great!Can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Thanks...should be done by the end of the week!