Friday, July 24, 2015

Our house is sold! And, presenting our master bedroom.

Ok, I've been totally missing in action because we've just been so busy with all our house shuffling.  We sold our home in 6 days, which is awesome!  We got 5k over asking, with us paying 8k for the buyers closing, so netting 3k under asking.  Not bad.  The buyers are also paying a $1350 assessment for repaving our street about a month ago.  We are totally happy and relieved because we are getting more than we thought we would and it sold so quickly.  I think part of the reason is the awesome master suite.  Here's a few before and afters of our bedroom:
I chose BM Edgecomb Gray for the walls, it is a very nice neutral that reads warm gray.  A favorite with designers, I'm told!  While the tan looks ok in these very bright photos, it was quite dark and dated most of the time. 
I didn't make a huge effort in here, because we really hadn't done anything in here when we found out we were leaving.  I painted, changed out all the almond switches and outlets for white, hung some art and got new bedding at Crate and Barrel.  We also put down the rug from our old dining room for lack of a better place to store it.  I'm not really a fan of rugs over carpet, but it worked fine in here.
In the walk in closet, I bought a Malm dresser, hung my DIY crystal chandelier, and put up some hooks. 
And now that I'm looking at the 'before' pic, I'm realizing there is an outlet in this closet behind the hamper that I didn't know about.  Doh!  That might have come in handy.  The little area in the back corner has always been useless because of the door to the cedar closet swinging out.  I just put my little side table there with a lamp, but I'm sure I could've come up with something more creative if we were staying. 
Speaking of the cedar closet, this is what it looked like before:
The space was too small to put any shelving on the other walls, so I bought these hook rails from Target to at least have a place to hang hoodies and jackets. 
And here is the after.  Mind-blowing, I know. 
I kept it simple with two hook rails, the little black rack for baskets, an accent rug to cover the hideous flooring, and then some baskets on the existing shelf and platform under the hanging space.  Functional, if not pretty!  I realize we have a hoodie addiction.  This is definitely not all of them. 
By the door to the room we had some space, so I created a little area with a $5 ottoman from Target, a Pier 1 pillow I've had forever, and my trusty Keep Calm and Carry On poster.  You can all slap me now.  I just am seriously too lazy to change it to something new.  I'm also too lazy to take a closer photo. 
So, that is that.  Shaun's closet across from the walk in is also huge, so we had a ton of storage in this house.  I will miss it dearly!  We did find another house in IL, but I'm going to share it in a different post.  It's a project to say the least!


  1. Congrats! What great news all around!

  2. congratulations! Fingers crossed for a speedy and uncomplicated closing.

  3. So exciting for you guys! Yay!

    And I am totally not normally a fan of rugs on carpet, but strangely after the first pic (and before you even said anything), I thought, "Huh, that kinda works in there." Hooray!

  4. yay! congrats! 6 days is way impressive!

  5. I'm so excited for you! Congrats on the quick sale!

  6. Congrats on the fast sale! Best wishes with the move.

    I bet that cedar closet was never supposed to be a closet - with the tile flooring, and bench, I bet it was supposed to be a sauna. I grew up in Alaska, and those little saunas are very popular.

  7. So, is there a post about the house you're buying? Or are you not buying? Maybe I didn't go back far enough. You did a nice job getting ready to sell.


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