Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Master Bedroom Reno


I wanted to share some of our progress on our master bedroom! I have been talking about our renovations on it so much on here but really there just hasn't been much to show you guys! However, we are finally reaching the final stages and I am getting so excited! 



So just to explain the room that is going to be our master bedroom is the old upstairs guest room seen below.








We knew when we bought the house that we wanted to make this room into our master bedroom. However, the heat and electricity to this part of the house were no longer working properly and the room needed to be fully gutted for those things to be fixed. We knew it would be an expensive and time consuming job and we were only going to do it once so we wanted to do it right when we finally did it. Right after we first moved in I removed the paneling in this room and fixed the plaster walls underneath. I tried to make it as pretty as possible and this room functioned fine as a summer guest room and as a make shift studio for me but this past summer we finally had the money and time to start making into our dream master bedroom.


The to do list would include after completely gutting the room.... putting in new windows, insulating, restoring the floor, running new wiring, adding duct work for heating, putting up drywall and then bead board on the walls and a ship lap ceiling.








I have to say I usually absolutely love demo work but taking down this ceiling was awful! Our farm was originally a sheep farm and we think they used the wool from the sheep as the insulation in the ceiling! The wool combined with 100 plus years of mouse droppings made it such a messy itchy process! It took us forever to get it all cleaned up and out of the house this being an upstairs room and all...boy am I glad that it is done and over with.









As we started taking down the plaster and lath on the walls it was so cool to see the original framing  ...we could also see that there was absolutely no insulation in the walls.  We also took the plaster off of the pot belly stove chimney exposing the beautiful old brick.








I always feel like being done with the demo work and having that all cleaned up is a major turning point in our renovations.  At least then the kids can be in the area we are working on with us. We try to teach them as much as possible and they really love helping.















Once we saw how beautiful the original support beams in the ceiling were we knew we would keep them exposed. We scrubbed them and then stained them Minwax's Dark Walnut. We decided to keep the ceiling vaulted and put up ship lap running it all the way up to the peak. The picture below shows where we are now in the whole process...I have to finish painting and Neal has to finish putting up the ship lap boards that run along where the wall meets the ceiling. The ceiling will need a couple more coats of paint and then it will be done!




















This has definitely been one of our longer projects as we started it late in the summer and now are really only able to work on it in the evenings and on the weekends.










I will be keeping to my favorite and timeless "whites and creams mixed with dark woods and metals palette" in this room. We have some new to us antique pieces of furniture and some great hand-me-downs that we are super excited about that will go into the bedroom once it is finished. Being at the antique mall where I have a booth all of the time enabled me to slowly find the perfect pieces of furniture for the room. We are definitely in the home stretch now and I can't wait to start putting it all together!







I will keep you guys updated on our progress! Make sure to follow me on Instagram for videos of our bedroom renovation and tutorials. With the instant gratification of Instagram these days I do hope that people are still reading blogs!  I don't get half as much feedback here on my blog as I do on Instagram but I'm pretty sure you guys are reading and enjoying it, or at least I hope! Each blog post I do takes me hours but for me it is worth every minute if I know I inspired someone! That reminds me, I am going to be going back to doing a weekly farmhouse inspiration post filled with all of the pictures that I took that week...so stay tuned for that!




Windows ~ Anderson
Wall Color ~ Glidden's Swan White
Beams ~ Minwax's Dark Walnut

23 comments:

  1. I am still reading blogs and I love yours. So inspiring. Please keep it going. :)

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  2. I follow several blogs and I always scan the list to see if you posted a new one. I must admit that your blog is my favorite. I love your home and enjoy all the pictures you share. Looking at your home always gives me inspiration for mine.

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  3. Looking so good! Can't wait to see all finished!

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  4. I love reading your blog. Your home is just amazing.

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  5. What a beautiful room. Ya'll have done a great job in every room. I love your style. I love your blog too. Keep up the good job.

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  6. I have a few blogs I read and am loving yours.The room looks great so far and I am excited to see how you style it.I detected a wrought iron bed in the one photo and black too.Wondering if ya are putting some black in the room. Can't wait to see what ya do.

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  7. Megan! Thank you so much for this blog! It is such a beautiful place to visit and so full of inspiration.

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  8. Don't worry, you are being read ! Love your blog and the great work you are doing on your home.l don't do Pintrest, Instagram , etc. so your blog is my only way of keeping up with you.

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  9. I'm with Carla63. I'm not a iPad, twitter, instagram person either. Definitely a blog follower. Looking forward to the finished product. Cheers

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  10. Still here on the Blog. Love all your work. It's going to be stunning!

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  11. Love your blog! I don't do instagram.

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  12. I love your blog. And it brought me back a few years ago when we bought our current house that we totally gutted AND removed the brick 3 story chimney. I know! I figured I'd also give some input about your blog, if it helps. I think the reason why you don't get comments is because it doesn't link to your website when you read it. I used to just delete it once I read it in the email. Other bloggers I subscribe to give a pic and a small speal under it and a link that says read more. With that said. I love what you're doing. And I totally know the mess and hard work you're going through. You'll be pinching yourself in no time when that day finally comes when you can move in. Take care, Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy!Thanks for pointing this out to me...I honestly had no idea what the email subscribers got looked like! Your comment made me curious so I had to sign up to see it! It is very simple and you are right there are no links. Sadly I have no control over the way the email is set up! I always just assumed people got that email and then went to my actual web page! I will have to encourage people to do so so that they aren't missing out on all of the things on my side bar! Thanks for the input!

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  13. Oh My Golly, that room is going to be stunning just like everything you do! Can hardly wait to see the finished results. Love that you kept the beams too. My eyes are filled with hearts!

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  14. Boy, you have really done a lot but it will be a wonderful room when you are finished. Love your blog and keep those pictures coming,have a great day and thank you for the time you take to post.

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  15. I love your style and home so much. It's my favorite. You keep me inspired and focused. I'm thankful for your willingness to share your adventures with us.

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  16. I wish that was my bedroom! thanks

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  17. I follow you on Instagram but religiously follow my favorite blogs. I'd much rather read the blog posts so I hope you keep them coming. There is so much more to the story than what yo can post on insta! And larger photos too, which is a help cause I'm all about the details and ya just can't see much detail in an Instagram photo! Love the progress so far. Looking forward to seeing the color choices, I've used Polished Ivory and wonder how you like it and where you use it.

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  18. Oh Megan it is coming out so beautiful... I cannot wait to see it all done! I just know it will take my breath away. I have read your blog for a long time and also follow you on IG. I enjoy both very much.

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  19. I don't get to come by as often as I'd like but I do read you here! I'm a fairly recent farmhouse style convert and love watching what you guys do. I know the room will be wonderful. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  20. Hi Megan, oh I so hope you keep going with your blog. Your blog (and one other) was the original inspiration for switching my country/primitive decor over to farmhouse about 2 1/4 years ago and it's still my favorite farmhouse blog to this day. I get excited when my inbox shows you did a post. Keep up the good work. Your farmhouse is just beautiful and I can't wait to see the master bedroom completed. It's great to see the work in progress.

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