We moved into our hundred-year-old town home last April. It was not an instant love affair; I felt more like I was living out the movie Money Pit. #showingmyage It still needs a lot of work, but has great bones and three (3!) fireplaces, so it was kind of hard to say no to.
Whenever we move someplace new, the bedroom is always the last place to get “finished” — as in we set up the bed and closet and all the decorating comes last. Actually, the last place that we were in never got done and we were there for three years. So you can see where I’m going with this, right? Bedroom decor! Okay, so I’m only going to show you half of the bedroom because it really is not finished finished, but the half that is, I’m in love with. The half that is not done is my craft desk and hubbs’ workspace (cardinal no-no of the bedroom, I know).
Actually, I can always improve upon the done half, too. Currently we’re using milk crates as a nightstand solution. It was temporary, but they’ve grown on me; I think it’s nice and ironic next to the ornate headboard that we Craigslisted. In a perfect world, they would just be tree stumps anyway. I’m pretty non-traditional.
Above the bed is a collection of lovey-dovey art, wedding photos and our actual wedding attire. I much prefer seeing our outfits daily to keeping them hidden in the closet. There’s a weird little corner that I still need to figure out where hubbs’ suit is kind of hidden behind a chandelier I salvaged from the old workplace, but they still go well together.
My favorite part is the mural I put over the door to the patio. It was such a weird, ugly space before. I found my inspiration from a couple photos I found on Pinterest. There was a photo of a duvet that I adore, but I quickly came to the conclusion that I could never have a white duvet because we have two pups. Then I saw a photo of text painted over a door and it just all came together for me. Since we’re in a rental, I did this with contact paper so we can remove it later. Now all that wall needs is a decision about window coverings to be made; I can never seem to make commitments like that! Suggestions welcome.