I’ve spoken before about how interior design has become a little hobby of mine. Something about being at home during the day and looking at the things around you combined with an ever-growing number of fabulous online sites full of interior eye-candy and inspiration has undoubtedly fostered this interest. I get quite a bit of delight out of changing things up in our home, and you better believe I get a double dose of delight when those changes are done on the cheap (this is the case 95% of the time!). It has been so fun to learn from talented design bloggers and the like and find ways to incorporate what I like into my own home. I really love the process of figuring out how to achieve the look I am after, and as my husband would certainly attest to, the process is really never done :)
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to post some ‘before and after’ pictures of the different rooms in our house partly for my own records. This is our first home, and I never want to forget how we’ve made it our own. I also know how much I enjoy looking at the photos people post of their homes, so perhaps you will enjoy it too. I hope that these sorts of posts do not come off as arrogant or showy, if those are even the right words? Our home is modest by most standards, and I have tried to furnish it with affordable yet beautiful things. I’ll be the first to admit that I probably spend a wee bit too much time thinking on these things, but I also know that God is the One who made us and gives us our interests and passions. I definitely need God to channel these interests and passions for His glory, that’s for sure. But nonetheless, I believe that God loves beauty and there is beauty to be found in interiors :)
So without further adieu, here’s a photo of our master bedroom taken the day we first saw our soon-to-be first house (maybe not from the best angle)!
And here it is now:
And from a couple different angles:
And just a few thoughts, cause my brain is always going with these things…I’ve wanted to replace the coverlet with an all white one, just haven’t come across the right thing yet. I also need a duvet cover for the down blanket. I could easily make one out of two sheets, but that takes motivation and time, and right now I’m lacking one or both of these. I originally intended to have a second skirted table on hubby’s side of the bed (the right side) to match mine. Then, after making the first one, the idea made me feel very tired, and I thought the three-drawer table will work just fine. It’s about the same height anyway. I do think it’d be better off painted white or greige. I also think those white lampshades could be fun covered in a fabric…just not really sure what I’d want to go with.
I’ve definitely had a good time pulling this room together. It’s mostly a combination of things given to us that we’ve repurposed/painted, craigslist and discount store finds, and things we’ve made. Oh, and we’ve only lived in our house for three years—so it’s definitely taken me a good long while to feel like it’s anywhere near “finished.”
Hope you enjoyed the photos!