I mentioned Monday (when we shared a bunch of great high-low bed options) that we were starting on our bedroom makeover this week, but it actually started with a make under. The fireplace in our bedroom was a little intense when you walked into the space, but I knew that if we just took off the mantle and removed the hanging pendants–it would look a lot better!
In this week’s VLOG episode we show you exactly how we did it. Demo, for us, has rarely if ever been about knocking the guts out of something until it’s gone. We took a couple minutes to inspect the mantle to see how it was installed and were able to remove it to donate it in perfect condition! Plus, there were no marks left behind on the stone!
Watch the full VLOG below or on our channel here.
Here’s how the fireplace looks now! I do wish the stone went all the way up to the ceiling, but this is the same rock they used on the fireplace in our living room so we may see when we demo that in the coming weeks if we can somehow add it here and remove the crown molding.
I like it so much more now and it feels a lot less in your face–it was the perfect kickoff for a phase 1 makeover.
While we’re picking paint colors, we’re also ordering furnishings and decor for the room because, wow, it echos in here. I’ve ordered almost everything but the bed. And I have two, pretty different ones as finalists.
I’m in love with the nightstands, dresser, rug and lamps we chose and I think they lend well to either option. The first is a sage green velvet platform bed with an extra tall headboard and aged brass legs that feels more modern.
The second is a slipcovered bed that feels more classic and casual next to some of the other furnishings.
I really, really actually love both. Part of me thinks that the second option has a little more longevity, but green has been my favorite color since I was 9 sooooo…. I ordered fabric swatches for both beds and I’m waiting for them to arrive before I make my final decision, but we ordered everything else! I still need to decide on window coverings–I think I’ll just do an inset roman shade–and bedding and a lot of other little things, but it feels so good to get this ball rolling!