Embarrassingly, Hubby and I didn’t immediately move into the lakehouse after our grueling move. We unloaded the stuff (with help, thankfully), returned the U-Haul truck, and then bee-lined it to my parents’ place, where we camped out for a bit. Their home has the lure of clean towels, hot dinners, and fast internet. Moving really took the wind out of our sails and trivial things like getting groceries (and turning them into meals!) seemed like Herculean tasks. We drove to the lakehouse everyday though, and steadily got it to a more livable order. We were totally busted by Hubby’s family, who came over (with dinner) for a tour. They immediately spotted our mattress propped up against the walls, barricaded by boxes. They need to come by again. Look: a bed with sheets and everything (I even found the bedskirt, but not the iron to smooth out those wrinkles).
The headboard and side tables my Grandpa welded weathered the move! The paint is a bit scuffed so come spring time a new paint job is imminent. Should I keep it matte black? Try glossy white? A bright colour?
We hung the vintage Hungarian posters across from the bed, and I think they are perfect for the bedroom. Magically, the minty chair and table pair well with the posters. I’m so happy that, so far, I’ve been able to rearrange pieces from the townhouse with relative ease.
The dresser is a stand-in, borrowed from my Mom. We didn’t have a dresser in the townhouse, so I naively thought everything would fit in our closet (what is it with me?). When we downsized from three bedrooms to two, our closet contents were smushed together. I still have surplus clothes, so I’m itching for more storage. They are so pricey, but I’d love these two Room and Board dressers.
Even though I’ve squashed the bed as far as it will fit on the wall opposite the closet – and I’ve even turned the nightstands sideways to take up less room – I’m dubious about my prospects of having enough room for bi-fold closet doors to open, which I should have explained when I chatted about the closet earlier this week. I’ll take some measurements and start shopping options. I appreciate everyone’s suggestions!
High on the bedroom to-do list: refresh the headboard and tables, buy (make?) closet doors, sew curtains, get my hands on better storage, accessorize, add more colour, and maybe try something nutty. I’ve been slowly building my collection of Fab trays, picking them up for $1-3 a piece. I think the collection (grown much larger) would look fun in the same room as the fashion-focused posters because the trays are little time capsules of 1960s and 1970s fabrics. I am putting my little red armoire into storage, so I think the blank
wall behind the door might be a fun place to hang them – floor to ceiling, salon style.
Still lots to do, but for now we can get a good night’s sleep in our own home! As a reminder, after painting the walls, doors, ceilings, and trim white, removing the window coverings, replacing the boob light (not pictured), and filling the room with our art and furniture, we’ve turned the room from this . . .
into this . . .