So yesterday was fun.
We talked about comments and the amazing people who make them and inspire others with their incredible decorating ideas.
All of you.
Taking a moment to pay it forward.
So I thought it might be fun to go all same song second verse.
A little tour through the master bedroom.
And few farmhouse decorating ideas and updates I’ve made based on a little help from all of you.
Are you ready?
Here’s a quick before shot for reference.
This is what the bedroom looked like when we moved into the house around Thanksgiving.
See that mantel?
What until you see where it is now.
Here are a couple of quick facts about the room:
1. It’s a great size, but AWK to the WORD layout. Hence the reason for removing the mantel.
2. It has a couple of no-changers in the space. The giant beam running through the middle of the room that’s load bearing and the kind of half-wall with a cut-out on the side that’s also load bearing.
3. Just between us that wall with the random cut out is my achilles heel. I’ve tried everything to make it look cute.
And cuteness eludes us.
4. The carpet in here is about to be replaced with stained pine planks (like the rest of the upstairs).
Here’s the room right after we repainted it.
Here’s another view closer to the bed that with plates on the wall.
And here’s the exact same space with a few changes based on some amazing commenters.
Someone mentioned a mirror.
It was such brilliant insight that I wondered EXACTLY. SELF—YOU WRITE DECORATING BOOKS—WHY DIDN’T YOU THINK OF THAT?
This beautiful amazing vintage mirror is actually the top part of a dresser.
My husband just inherited it from his grandfather.
The dresser is amazing.
See it there in the hallway?
I love the dresser and I love the mirror.
Just not together.
It’s actually a super low dresser better suited as an entry table.
So I put it in the hallway.
So we removed the frame and the mirror from the back of the dresser.
I took down the plates and hung the mirror on the wall—frame and all.
I love the depth that it adds to the space.
Someone else suggested greenery.
So I added baskets full of fresh magnolia.
I also am going to get a couple of trees and potted plants for the corner to the right of the dresser.
Here’s the before from the other side of the room.
And here’s what it looks like now.
It’s not exactly the same angle, but you can get the idea.
Thanks to your comments—I removed the rug and added an ottoman.
When the pine floors are finished, I’m going to add an area rug.
Here’s a close-up of the ottoman.
I love the buffalo checks and the tiny nails.
It’s perfect for the chairs.
I also took away the smaller table and put it in the twins room and added a higher table and a lamp.
SO MUCH BETTER.
Thank you for all the commenters who suggested this (and there were many).
The changes are small.
A minor tweak here a minor addition there.
Another room got a little cuter.
Thank you my friends.
Thank you for coming along on this journey.
Thank you for your heart and your willingness to share.
I know I say it every day—but I can never, ever, EVER say it enough.
You. Are. Amazing.