Back story- When Ben and I moved into our townhouse, we said that we would be here for 3 years, tops. Well due to other circumstances, we are now at 3 1/2 and I have been getting antsy. We always seem to be talking about when we get a house. I have a mile long list of projects for when we move.
When it came to decorating, I wanted our house to feel like a grown up house and not a college apartment. I made sure that our living room, dining room and kitchen felt put together so that I was proud of it when I had people over. My upstairs was another story. Our bedroom and guest room/office were just a hodge podge of college leftovers and family hand-me-downs.
Our downstairs (I have added some things since these pictures were taken)
I hated our bedroom the most, but we were not in a position to replace the furniture. We had a dresser, and side tables that matched, a dresser handed down in Ben's family, and a bed that was just the mattress, box springs and frame that they sat on. I planned on, when we did buy a house, moving our current bedroom furniture into a guest room, so due to a lack of storage options, I had to stick with what we have.
This past Saturday we went into Ikea for nine $2 frames for a kitchen project. We walked amongst the furniture and played the "when we move" game again and it got kind of depressing. When we got to the beds we found one that we loved and started decorating with it in our head. Then we realized that we were both seriously considering this. Long story, short.....we walked out with a bedroom.
We have built the furniture and hung some things on the wall but we are not done. We decided to put a stain over our existing furniture and paint the knobs so that they will better match everything and update them in general. Hopefully that will happen over the next few weeks, so once that is all done, I will post the official before and after pictures. Here are some before pictures though.