I have just recently graduated college with a Master's in Architecture and accepted a position at a mid-size firm close to my parents' house. I haven't had a bedroom in the house in over 5 years, and having lived in apartments for the past 3 years has made moving home an interesting transition. This transition from moving myself and a full-apartments worth of belongings into a bedroom is difficult. To help feel like I have my own space I put most of my belongings into storage for a short while until I can establish my bedroom.
This blog will follow my process of moving into and redoing my new bedroom. This house is over 200+ years old, has great hardwood floors and lots of architectural details in the window and door surrounds. This room is a large room and has 7 windows, which can be difficult in placing furniture as there is not as much open wall space. It also includes built-in shelving above a section of 3 windows. The scope of this project will include;
-covering a dark green wall paint, and repainting a new color(yet to be decided)
-repainting all the buttercream colored trim and window mullions
-ripping up the carpet and cleaning the hardwood flooring beneath
-finding/building a headboard
-staining my existing dresser to a darker wood tone
-finding new lighting, area rugs and runners, and accessories to complete the room
-sewing a floor to ceiling accent wall of fabric behind the bed
-sewing a new slipcover for my yard sale find club chair
-building a radiator cover for the old steam radiator
As you can see this is a long list of things to do. With a full-time job and some available weekends, this will be a weekend warrior/ night-time 2nd job kind of renovation.I'm excited to document the process and any tips I discover along the way!