Before & Progress: Master Bedroom

four poster bed white ikea
Our bedroom was in pretty bad condition when we moved in.

master bed before
Do you see that closet? It was made of 2x4s in the shoddiest way possible. I wanted that down immediately! See that scary looking dark stuff where the wall meets the ceiling? Sawdust. Turns out that's what they used for insulation a million years ago. Our ceilings are dropped about 2 ft., and that space was packed with sawdust.

We also had some pretty serious cracks in the plaster.

cracked plaster
This is just a shot of the other side of the room.

before wallpaper
I'd had my eye on this gold chrysanthemum wallpaper, thanks, in part, to MakingItLovely's dining room, and I originally thought that I could put it in the dining room too.

But, then I remembered that I have a bunch of little kids, and it would inevitably get scribbled on or food spilled on it, so I settled for the master bedroom (where the kids are on invitation-only status).

chrysanthemum gold wallpaper
We replaced that old closet with this nice built-in closet. It spans that whole wall (There's two more sections to the left of the door.)

built-in closet
Once I got those lacy curtains off, this room also had a huge transom window that lets in lots of light, and has the old, original window trim.

transom window victorian window trim