it's almost been a whole year since we started the backroom/den/office re-do.
it has actually been done for awhile...(well almost done)
i just keep forgetting to blog it.
let me warn you, the "before" is awful, horrible and so disgusting i can't believe i am actually going to show you.
this poor room was the catch all, junk, computer room.
but before i show you those pics, you should know this room has had 6 different paint colors since we moved in.
my decorating styles have changed dramatically over the years
when we first moved in 13 years ago we used it as a tv room.
i was going for the "patriotic country look"
unfortunately, i think i nailed it.
oh please make it stop!
we abandoned the tv room once we had the living room painted and the tv room just digressed from there.
it just became known as the backroom.
"what do you want me to do with this?"
"throw it in the backroom"
you get the drift.
so here's the before pics...don't judge.
the other doorway to the far right of the photo leads into a bathroom.
part of this room was an addition that previous owners had done in the 70's.
the hardwood floor area is part of the original house and the plywood is the addition.
this is during the construction process.
one of the best things we did was to make the door leading into the dining room into a pocket door.
which meant i got to do some demo :)
i think he thinks it will never go back the right way.
oh ye of little faith.
it made a dark little room, seem big, bright and open.
we also replaced the super inefficient drafty windows.
ready for the after?
it is quite a change i must say.
i wish my pictures really did it justice.
but you'll get the idea.
i love my new pocket door...i want one in every room.
i used vintage crystal knobs and handles on the cabinets.
the door leads into a bathroom.
the door leading to the bathroom is directly across from this desk.
it is made by adura luxery flooring.
the color is "seaside boardwalk"
it is super easy to clean and hides dirt like you wouldn't believe.
we bought enough to eventually carry it into the bathroom and the beauty salon.
it's a very light beachy turquoise.
i am so happy with the way it turned out.
i spend a lot of time in that room...because it is so bright and cheery.
it is my beach house room in cold snowy kansas.
...and it has made me want to go on a white woodwork rampage through the rest of my house.
and i never thought i would say that.
5 weeks ago