Welcome to part II of the Loveland Tour! First up, the bedrooms and master bathroom. The guestrooms are by far the least done in the house, but the master is coming along.
Full disclosure: other than moving in furniture and hanging a few things before our housewarming party a year ago, I haven’t done much to these rooms. However, they do house two of favorite pieces of furniture – an antique desk that was my grandmother’s great aunt’s and a lovely vintage couch from my other grandmother (benefits of being an only grandkid!). These rooms are lower on the priority list as at least one will end up being a kid’s bedroom (one day, mom!!) and we’re not sure when that will be.
One of the bedrooms had an University of Alabama mural on the wall, and as much as it pained me to paint over it, I compromised with my lovely husband (who is not an Alabama fan) that football didn’t belong in the bedroom. However, I wonder if he would’ve felt the same if it’d been a South Carolina logo …
Master Bedroom & Bath:
The biggest challenges with this room were the open floorplan (sink in the bedroom, anyone?), the lack of natural light and the giant wall. I’ll give you a quick shot of the new master bath, but it’s by far the biggest transformation in this house and deserves it’s own post (maybe several!). We also tore out the lovely gun safe that was bolted to the wall (yes, you read that correctly – doesn’t every girl dream of having a gun safe next to her nightstand?) and painted. I have some more projects in this room slated for fall – I love summer but trying to refinish furniture and spray paint in 97 degree heat is too much, even for me.
The spiral staircase in the living room leads up to a landing, which leads to a finished attic. It’ a great space with a full bath and tons of storage. For now, we decided we’d have some fun with this room and make it a football room – combined with both Alabama and South Carolina (Roll Tide & Go Gamecocks!). We painted it a charcoal gray and added pops of crimson/garnet (depending on whether you ask me or the hubs). I still want to add a funky chair and the fun red lamp is another vintage piece from my mom’s parents’ house. The white pieces were my first test with Annie Sloan chalk paint and they were cheap finds at an estate sale and flea market.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a before shot of this room, but it was an 8 year-old boy’s room. The walls were white and a little beat-up, but it was a pretty clean slate.
Look out for Part III on Monday!