Finally!! Although we moved into our master bedroom a little over a week ago, it didn’t feel complete until this past weekend. We added a lot of finishing touches like bedside tables, lamps (which I’m obsessed with), sconces in the bathroom, towel racks, drawers for the vanity (which required a lot of customization to go around the plumbing), a beautiful mirror, and so on. We also moved the vast majority of clothes, shoes, bedding, and other bedroom necessities into our new space so it feels more like home.
The house in general also feels so much bigger. We hadn’t used the majority of the second floor for anything but work space (not living space) since buying the house. Now, finally, our house feels like a full three floors. It’s still a tiny house, but a much more functional and livable tiny house! Not to mention, it’s turning into a beautiful home. I love seeing my ideas come to life as we pull the decorative details together. It’s hard to imagine exactly how something will turn out, but I pretty much nailed it with our master suite. The bedroom and bathroom both look precisely the way I expected (and hoped!) they would when all was done.
As always, Ian did an incredible job making my dreams, visions and annoying requests (!!) come to life. The seams in the original trim are flawless, the dark floor anchors the room just the way I hoped it would, the windows are a stunning backdrop, and the bathroom – I don’t even know where to start. The amount of work he put into that 80 square foot space kind of blows my mind. I remember when the bathroom was just a giant hole in the floor, and I remember it stayed that way for months.
We have come a long way with this project. From surviving super diva no-show plumbers, to wanting to hug and kiss our super diva he-finally-showed-up plumber. From projects I did all by myself to projects Ian did all by himself. From focusing on the details, to focusing on more details, to focusing on even more &*@%ing details…it has taken us over a year to complete our master suite.
Of course, in that time we also refurbished all of the hardwood floors throughout the house, built a whole new kitchen, reconstructed a deck/patio (and built a fence), re-plumbed and re-wired the entire house, restored a 100-year-old staircase, added a mini half-bathroom, and painted everything – so we had a few distractions. But nonetheless, it took us 15 months to finally move out of the attic and into our new master suite. And it goes without saying, we’re enjoying the hell out of our beautiful, well-earned bedroom and bathroom!
Although these pictures show a functional, mostly finished master bedroom and bath, the keyword here is mostly. We still have things to wrap up (as always). A rug in the bedroom, mirrors in the bathroom, shelving in the shoe closet are a few mini-projects that come to mind. But for now, this is massive progress and I’ve woken up every day this week surrounded by the gift that keeps on giving…and a HUGE smile on my face.
*We had some awesome people help us with this project. Thanks to everyone who participated whether it was assisting us with electrical work, aiding in demolition, ripping out the bathroom ceiling (the messiest job by far), helping me with paint color drama, floor stain drama, and/or my vanity-doesn’t-exist drama. Your efforts are more than appreciated!