It happens every year at this time — the weather warms up, and I can’t help but dive head first into home projects! It feels so good to get back to it.
We moved into this lovely little 1930’s home last September, and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen bits and pieces of our new house, but I thought it was time for a proper update.
We have several projects going on. In this post, I’ll share:
- My new dressing nook
- The new spot for my antique wardrobe
- Our guest bedroom reveal
- Plans + inspiration for our master bath mini-makeover
M Y N E W D R E S S I N G N O O K
This little nook is new and I love it!
Our master bedroom has turned out to be quite the design challenge — it’s long and skinny and has five doors to work around. We also don’t have much closet space, so I use a big, beautiful, old wardrobe that I found at an antique store a few years back. However, the wardrobe was just taking up too much space in our bedroom, so we ended up moving it to my office instead. It’s slightly inconvenient, but it’s the best solution we’ve got, so I’m on board.
So, since the wardrobe is no longer in our bedroom, I wanted to give myself a little dressing nook in the bedroom. I cleared out this little section of wall, leaned a mirror against it, and hung up a space-saving garment rack (which is actually just a pretty towel rod from CB2). Then I warmed up the space with some pottery and dried branches. Finally, I love using clothes as decor, so I leave a few of my favorite pieces hanging here.
I’ll be sharing more of our bedroom as it comes together, but in the meantime, I love how this little space turned out!
A N E W S P O T F O R M Y W A R D R O B E
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Like I mentioned above, we moved my antique wardrobe into the office since it was taking up too much space in our bedroom. I loved the space-saving garment rack in the bedroom so much that I decided to add another one in here, off to the side. It’s great for outfit planning, seasonal flex space, or just a special spot for my current favorite pieces.
Nothing cozies up a space like antiques, so I added an antique stool and painting. And finally, I put a couple of honey-toned baskets to the top of the wardrobe to warm it up a little.
G U E S T B E D R O O M R E V E A L
While our bedroom is still a bit of a work in progress, the guest bedroom is finished and beautiful! It’s such a serene space. We kept things simple and in line with the rest of the house — white bedding, white walls (in Pure White by HGTV+Sherwin Williams), a neutral jute rug, some antique furniture, and some dried branches.
Since we don’t have a headboard for the bed, we created a focal point with this bolster pillow from Kudd Krig Home. It’s like a work of abstract art, and since the guest room is central and highly visible from the living spaces, it’s a treat to catch a glimpse of it anytime I pass through the house.
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B A T H R O O M M I N I M A K E O V E R P L A N S
I mentioned a few months ago that we were starting on a mini makeover for our master bathroom. As with many house projects, it got pushed back again and again, but we’re finally at it now!
Here’s a look at the bathroom right now. I’m excited to give this space some love.
And here’s my inspiration board for this space:
The space is small, and we want to keep the design in line with the rest of the house (1930’s bungalow), so we’re covering the existing wall tile with bead boarding and painting it all white (similar to the bottom inspiration photo). This will lighten up the small space, making it feel larger and airy.
We just finished having the shower grout redone, and it already looks so much better! It was a cost effective way to freshen up the space, without spending a ton on a full shower redo. And luckily, even though the shower tile isn’t my fav, I do like the terra cotta color, so we can work with it. I’m considering echoing the terra cotta tones in accents and a rug.
The shower door isn’t the loveliest, but again, we’re trying to do this as inexpensively as possible, so we’re probably just going to work with the existing door, even though a shower door update can be one of the quickest, easiest ways to make a bathroom feel updated. We’ll see. I may try to do something creative with a curtain or I may try to frost the glass myself.
I love the pedestal sink that’s already there, so we’re keeping it as is and installing a shallow shelf over the sink to serve as a little bit of counter space in this tiny bathroom.
Finally, we’ll give everything a fresh coat of white paint, and bring in warmth through unique accents — perhaps an antique mirror, modern light fixtures, and organic pottery accents. We’ll also add a fair amount of dried florals, since there’s no natural light in the bathroom.
Overall, I can’t wait to get in and spruce up this space! Currently it feels a little dingy and uninviting, but I’m confident we can transform this space into something sweet and welcoming.
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And there you have it!
What about you? Do you have a home project in the works? I’d love to hear about it! And feel free to chime in if you have any ideas or insights on our bathroom mini-makeover.
Til next time, see you around Instagram!