Well hello there! What do you think of our new home? If you didn’t notice, we have officially left blogger and now have everything on our own site.
PLEASE ADJUST YOUR FAVORITE WAY OF FOLLOWING DM TO THE NEW URL-
This includes your Reader, Bookmarks, in your blog roll (thank you!) and any other way people follow blogs these days. This whole big move was incredibly scary and challenging for me, but Erika of Small Shop Studio held my hand along the way and designed a beautiful new home for us. It will probably take a couple weeks of tweaking to get it just right, but I hope you guys will continue to follow DM here as we share original work projects, interior inspiration and get into the juicy part of the cottage renovations.
I have one other piece of exciting news, but first I want to update you guys about progress in the master bedroom. (It relates, I promise!) We made three major tweaks in the master bedroom that improve the functionality and looks of the room.
#1 The Bump Wall
This is the bump wall, also known as the wall where my bed will go. A little awkward, right?
I was going to work around the bump and try to make it look purposeful, but then we needed the recessed space to run ducts for my new central air system.
So the DM team framed out the bump wall. Technically I lost a few inches in the room, but those inches weren’t doing much for me.
Now it’s smooth as a baby’s bottom. Much Better!
#2 The Faux Wall
See this wall between the bay window and right side window? Well I assumed it was there for a reason.
But my dad, being the smart fella he is, investigated the roof line and determined it was hollow.
So he surprised me by doing this…
Faux-Wall and awkward window niche be gone!
It’s such a small thing, but the room really does feel more spacious now.
I lost that flat surface on the right wall, but gained more wall space next to the bay window.
#3 Wood Floors
If you missed it in the above posts, we ripped up the gross carpets and found antique pine floors.
I have them sanded and stained (natural, polyurethane) and I really love them.
They are rustic and authentic. The whole second floor got this treatment.
So there ya have it, the bedroom’s new shape. It’s all ready to be decorated. That brings me to my next piece of news… I will be making over the bedroom for the One Room Challenge!
If you aren’t familiar- the concept is that 20 bloggers participate in a 6 week event completely making over their respective rooms. Every Wednesday, starting with this upcoming Wednesday, I will be posting room progress for the bedroom with the finale being shared on March 20th… which just happens to be my birthday. I hope you’ll tune in as its sure to be a fun little project.