My demolition loving husband ripped out the drop ceiling and vaulted it according to the lines that the attic followed. Our attic got considerably smaller when we decided to do this but it was the best decision ever:
a. it helps us not become pack rats or get submitted to the show Hoarders by having junk filling both our attic AND basement (mostly from free stuff we find on the side of the road with intentions of redo-ing)
b. it makes the room feel so much more light and airy than it did when it was yellow everywhere with dirty floors, walls and a ceiling.
TRUST ME, I know the room still looks like a construction zone, and none of the colors match, etc. April and Kerry stayed for the weekend and we needed to just make it functional... hopefully next time they come it will be more homey and it won't look like we need to be put on an HGTV show because we have zero style. Here is the view from the doorway. We took off the drywall we placed over the window for the winter (let's just say that the wind comes right through it) and plan to move the window higher and make it larger so that it'll go over the area where a bed headboard would be (I plan to make this but am not sure what I want to do yet, although I'm asking for a bed base from West Elm for the Dirty Thirty (November 27)).
Everything you see with just sub-flooring is where our little sitting area with go. Two years ago we picked up an electric fireplace at Home Depot on clearance, AJ painted it white and it'll go on the wall where the card table currently resides (it's currently in our bedroom now). Picture some chairs in front of it to cozy up and read... or just avoid doing the laundry that is lurking on our bed... :)
Can you get a feel for how this next picture connects to the first? Once the room is finished we'll have a queen bed in here, not these two twin beds, so it'll look a lot more space appropriate. And don't you LOVE that green chair??? Picture it not quite so green... maybe with a very light tan fabric on the front and some tan and white stripped fabric on the sides... gorgeous.
These next photos are of the vaulting work that AJ has been working on and it'll show you where the larger window above our bed will go.
We AJ will frame in the boards that you see so it'll look more finished and substantial.
It's the same drill with these boards that you see as well. And no, our walls don't have chicken pox... all those dots are from spackling. :) We still need to throw some primer on those walls...
This last photo of the room is our the space we have designated for our bathroom. Picture small double sinks (the hubby's request), a toilet and a glass shower. You can't see it? I can't imagine why... :)
Thanks to my trusty friend, Pinterest, I've collected a bunch of photos to inspire the Master Bedroom project... maybe this'll help people understand what is going on in our crazy heads when the room looks out of control right now... I think it's such a difference to see the darkness of the photos above compared to the light airy photos below... try to capture our vision. :)
What do you think?