We made several changes to the back bedroom in the old house. We had 4 bedrooms, and at that time we had set up a guest room, the master, and an office. We didn’t have furniture for another guest bedroom, so we decided to make this last bedroom more of a den so that we could keep the living room more of a formal living room. And by formal I mean pretty much the opposite of formal — it certainly wasn’t pretty and formal, but it didn’t have a tv and we did read and nap in there so that counts as a living room.
This was the first phase of this room. Well, technically the first phase of this room was a painting area for our kitchen cabinets. But once it became a real room it looked more like this.
We had to cut the legs off this couch to get it in the door. It also had a few bumps and bruises from that push through the doorway, too.
The other side of the room looked like this. That picture eventually went up on the walls.
And that cord is for the air unit. Classy, I know.
We rang in the New Year of 2010 by painting this room. It was a pretty big, empty-feeling room, and we thought some paint would go a long way.
It is one of those really fun memories for us. We spent the day with games on tv in the background, listening to music, and painting. And we went bold and were really happy with how it turned out.
We’ve never painted a room such a dark color, but it really worked in here. I especially love the color we painted on the lower part of the wall. It went so well together. Tommy added the chair-railing around the room, which also added a really nice touch to the room. The whole room felt warmer and more welcoming.
When we moved into the house we put our room in the room that had traditionally been the master. It had a bathroom attached, so that was nice, but it was small. The bigger issue with it was that it was right off the dining room and kitchen, which made it kind of awkward when we had guests over. We decided to move our room on down the stairs to this one, which was much bigger and gave a better layout.
We kept paint colors the same and just moved our bedroom furniture down here thanks to the help of some great friends. We finally had to say goodbye to that old red couch. It served us well and was VERY comfortable but we had no where else to put it.
Apparently I have no pictures of that room as a bedroom. This is the only one I could find, and it obviously doesn’t show the room but it is precious.
The first “old house” post I wrote was about our awesome kitchen renovation. Read more about it here.