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bedroom renovation | before & after

March 1, 2016

bedroom renovation

In this next installment of house renovation reveals: The bedroom!


Photo disclaimer: obviously I’m not a professional photographer by any means, but my amateur level is even more emphasized when I try to photograph a dark-walled room with lots of light filled windows. I suppose the easy fix would have been to take photos when it wasn’t so sunny, but if I had to redo the photos then I wouldn’t be posting these yet, and, well, we don’t want that, right?

Like the office, we decided to stick with the dark paint trend with this room as well. The color is Sherwin Williams Naval SW6244. No regrets on the paint color.

I really had no idea what we were going to do with the bedroom at first. All I knew was we were going to keep the light gray duvet cover because I didn’t want to buy a new one. And having to work with a light gray duvet didn’t really narrow the spectrum of possibilities at all. Finally I found this Nate Berkus fabric and decided to go with it.

The bench at the end of the bed was our old coffee table that B made, but it ended up being too big for the living room with our new sofa (post coming soon) and it actually worked really well up here.




If you remember the old bedroom, the closet was much smaller, but we tore that out and rebuilt a bigger closet to also house our washer and dryer.


While the laundry room is little, let me tell you having a washing machine in your closet is pretty darn luxurious. It’s so easy to take things out of the dryer and just put them away because its all literally just an arms reach away! That’s the best view I’m giving of the closet for now.

We ended up getting the same night stand we got for B a few years ago and just went with the symmetrical night stand scheme.


I’ve blogged about the bedroom a lot over here on these parts over the past 5 years, and while most things have changed; three things remain constant. Can you spot them?

bedroom transformation

Hopefully that was pretty obvious for you, but just in case, the three constants: The bed, the felted loops pillow, and of course Lucy on a blanket. I’m thinking the bed is going to be the next major piece of furniture we replace though we have no immediate plans for that right now. I have such an ungodly amount of man hours into that blasted pillow that it isn’t going away until it completely unravels or is struck by a freak force of nature. And obviously, we’ll let Lucy stick around for a little while. She looks a little less excited in each photo. She’s been through this before!

That concludes the upstairs reveals. Onto downstairs!

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