Confession: we hired painters. I feel a teensy bit guilty admitting that, considering this is basically a DIY blog and painting is DIY 101... But, since it took me weeks to prime all 8+ remaining rooms by myself (using thick, uncooperative oil-based Kilz primer and applying 3 coats on the wood planks to prevent the knots from bleeding through), there was no way I was going to be able to go back and paint everything in a reasonable amount of time. I am spent, you guys. SPENT!
New Year's Resolution: Stop being so spent all the time.
So now the master bedroom, bathroom and closet are painted, along with the laundry room, office, dining room, entry, powder room and coat closet. (Whew!) That's a lot of rooms, but the painting crew got it done in a single weekend. I am so, so thrilled that job is no longer on my plate -- I'd have been painting until next Christmas, no joke. We had every room painted the same color. I know it's not very exciting, but eventually I will probably choose to repaint a few areas after we have some time to get acquainted with the spaces. In the meantime, this "shades of white" vibe feels clean, calm and innocuous, and those are words that sound very appealing to me these days.
Anyway, what you're looking at here are the various angles of a cluttered but almost finished master bedroom, complete with freshly painted walls and ceilings. Literally, all that's left to do in here from a "construction" standpoint is:
- Install a vent cover, can light covers and one pendant light (currently back-ordered)
- Window and accent trim
- Stain and poly the floors
- Stain the logs (that was never done in here for some reason)
That's it. Then we can move in! And here's the opposite wall...
Apologies that I didn't kick some of that junk out of the frame, or take the plastic wrap off the smoke detector...
There is just enough room for a king-sized bed (if we even go that route) between those two adjustable reading lights, which I got on sale at HomeDecorators.com. I wanted hardwired lights so we could have more room on our bedside tables (which will have to be pretty small) as well as avoid the visual clutter of electrical cords. I knock over my bedside lamp on a regular basis while reaching for my glasses, so this is exciting in my world. Since this is the only wall where you can easily fit a bed in here, I figured hardwiring was a fairly safe bet.
This is the same angle, five years ago...