I won't be taking you in the front door, up the stairs, and down the hall to get to my bedroom though, cause much of that has yet to be finished. You will instead be teleported there, to the first room we redid after move in day.
The first thing to catch your eye about the room will probably the colour. We just love it!
|Scotish Isle Walls and Sunset Oak Flooring met with a Stark White Trim|
Scottish Isle from Behr's product line will get you there if you'd like some of this green goodness for your house. One of my friends also used it in their kitchen and were very happy with the results.
We've had pretty much all of this furniture for a long long time, it was with us in our apartment. Mind you, our old bedroom was size large, and this one - well it's not :(
Just to give you an idea, in the apartment, we used to have our treadmill in the bedroom, along with all of these wardrobe cabinets and the rest of it. We had more than enough room within the bedroom. It was everywhere else that was the problem ;)
If not the colour you first noticed, it was probably that our bedroom pretty much looks like an Ikea showroom. I know, I know.
Start the car!!
|Our Ikea bedframe, bedside tables, duvet cover, lamp, candle stands, and wardrobes|
Our bed frame, from Ikea, was the first thing Boo bought when he got the apartment in Toronto. Since we got together 2 years after that, he's actually been sleeping with her longer than he's been sleeping with me.
We've made a point of pooling money over the years and gifting each other large household purchases that we want/need for Christmas and other holidays. I recommend other couples to try and do the same.
The majority of our presents have been furniture or electronics. One of these were a little more beneficial then either of us could have ever imagined.
|My wardrobe cabinet - maybe I'll show you inside one day|
Our wardrobe cabinets in this amazing black/brown combination gave us the clothes storage and accessibility that was needed.
Back then, we shared the large two door unit, and also had our own unit attached on each side. The final unit was used for linens, as the linen closet was filled with everything we didn't have room for elsewhere.
|One of Boo's cabinets, our mirror, closet, and an amazing Costco fan with remote|
Since moving, Boo has two of the single units and our closet along his side of the room, and I have the large unit with one smaller wardrobe attached along mine.
Being a small room, we had no choice but to break them up like that.
|Boo's other cabinet, and our sun soaked drapes that I've found a new love for|
We've had these drapes for a while now. They were in our bedroom at the old place. The sun has faded them where the old window panes sat.
I thought about buying new ones when we moved, and put these up in the mean time. I have started to love the appearance they give when the lights are off. From the hallway it looks like a sunny day, even on the cloudiest - it's actually mood changing.
Those drapes aren't going anywhere.
|Other notable mentions: Klip Klop and our distressed wicker chest|
Klip Klop is our Team Boo mascot. Team motto is 'if the horse is a rockin' - don't come a knocking'.
What's in the tickle trunk you say? Why that would be my belts and bags. This chest was one of those items that were here before we were, and was a must keep item. It has character.
Lighting? Well, we went a little cheap, but I don't think it shows. Besides, who keeps the lights on anyways ;)
|A steal at 10$ via Home Depot|
|20$ for great bedside lighting via Ikea|
|The old register.|
What just might be odd is the fact that 10 months later, we are still without a door knob.
Don't believe me? There's proof.
|The one on the left takes you out into the hallway. |
Going right will take you to the bathroom.
You can show yourself out.
A sneak peek at the next big reveal:
|My Office, which was the next room to be redone|