Master Bedroom

This is what the Master Bedroom looks like after we painted the walls and hung up the chandelier. I bought the vintage Spanish chandelier on ebay for $75 (and it had all the original crystals). I love the windows throughout the house. They are big and let lots of light into the house. All the moldings in the house are original pine or new pine that we installed. Some of the old wood had rotted so they had to be replaced. The old doors and old molding that we kept had to be stripped of the old paint before they could be re-painted. We hired someone to strip the old paint because it was far too tedious of a process. We also replaced all the hollow faux wood doors in the house with solid wood doors. I don’t understand why all the doors these days are hollow plastic and why all the moldings are plastic. They look really bad and it doesn’t cost that much more to get real wood.


This picture below shows the original pine floors that were sanded and re-finished. This floor was covered in greenish carpeting and beneath the carpeting there were two layers of linoleum tiles. The first layer of linoleum was made to look like wood…I am totally baffled that someone would want to cover up these amazing floors with something that looked remotely like wood!


This is what the room looked like when we bought the house:


There were three layers of wallpaper and crumbling plaster behind the wallpaper. It took us an eternity to remove the wallpaper and re-plaster the walls. The side of the wall that can not be seen in this picture is beautifully curved.

I will post some pictures this week showing what the bedroom looks like now.

Front Door Inspiration


I love this front door. Blogged at http://www.desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/
(image from http://www.nyspacesmagazine.com/)

This is what our front door looks like now:


It is a solid wood door so I don’t want to replace it but I hate the boring wood color. I want something bright and eye catching.

Kiran’s Room


This is what the back room looked like when we bought the house. We were originally planning on using this room as a tv room/office. The floors were covered in beige bleach stained carpet. However, compared to the rest of the house this room needed very little work. Unfortunately the wood in this room was completely damaged so we had to install new floors. We had someone install wood planks and stained them a natural color to blend with the floors in the rest of the house.


The back room was used as a storage room during the renovations in the rest of the house.

The back room after the new wood floors were installed.

This is what the back room looks like now. It is now Kiran’s bedroom.


The windows in this room face south and west and the room is always filled with light. I love hanging out in this room.

Lanterns and garlands over Kiran’s bed.

Kiran playing in his room.