In writing about the new bed frame we picked up last weekend, I realized I’ve never actually posted photos showing how we’ve been using our home’s two in-tact bedrooms. Technically our house has somewhere between 3 and 4 bedrooms, depending on how you prefer to count. The true master bedroom (the official 3rd bedroom) of the house has an unofficial 4th bedroom (complete with two small closets) attached at the very end, with no way to access this 4th room without walking through the master. Since we have plans to do some major renovations in that part of the house come Spring and Summer, we’ve been using the house’s two smaller bedrooms as our bedroom and office in the meantime.
The small room facing the back of the house has become our bedroom:
…yeah. I don’t think this is a room that will ever get repinned to Pinterest. ;)
It occurs to me that this may be the first time I’ve posted a photo of this small rear bedroom since moving furniture into it. So far, all we’ve done in this room is paint (Benjamin Moore: Super White,) installed a new light fixture, removed some window screens, and hung drapes. Way back last year I’d planned to expand this room (by pushing out a wall and grabbing some space from what’s currently being used by bathrooms) and keep it forever as the location for the Master Bedroom, but we’ve since changed our minds and moved our plans for the future Master Bedroom back to the far back of the house (to the room I’d last thought might be my sewing room) – floorplan updates coming soon!
Our new bed will be replacing our tall craftsman-ish leather padded oak set bought by Husband during his bachelor days. It was handsome enough (although our cross country moves took their toll,) but I’m looking forward to not banging my toes on the foot board, and being able to hang artwork above the bed without it looking ridiculously high up, and having built in storage under the bed, and not needing a step-stool for our cat (she’s getting older and lazier and is a bit overweight… without the step stool she just whines by the side of the bed until one of us lifts her up.)
Truth be told, we didn’t really need a new bed frame right away (or ever I suppose… Bedframes are nice but kind of supurfluous in the grand scheme of things. Although, a place for a clock and cup of water near the bed is essential IMO.) Our old bed, while a little inconvenient, was serving its purpose just fine, but we’ve been planning to rearrange some rooms in order to Tetris furniture out of our house’s back addition (which I’m currently using as a sewing room and storage while the garage is worked on.) We thought it might be better to eventually swap our bedroom furniture into our front bedroom, and our office furniture into our back bedroom, which would give me room to bring in some sewing room furniture (or at least the spare futon) into the temporary office (is this too confusing yet?)
Buuuut if we moved the old craftsman bed into the front bedroom (currently being used as our office) there is only one unoccupied wall it would fit on: the one with the window. And the headboard would have been too tall to clear it without blocking a substantial chunk of glassy real-estate.
By the way, I don’t think I’ve ever posted real post-listing photos of our office/front bedroom before, either! This is our office! Husband’s desk is hidden in the back corner on the right side of the frame. The room looks small but it’s actually about 12′ x 9’6″.
I uh, I think it may be time for me to start looking for a new desk chair for me. How embarrassing. Ummm maybe focus on my beautiful new Eames House Bird, instead! Thank you again, Ed Tan! :)
ANYWAY, it turns out Husband is completely against the idea of any bed, even a temporary one, covering a window at all, which was what instigated my new bed frame search. I’m not sure when (or if) we’ll actually swap the bedrooms (Husband thinks if we do move our bed to the front bedroom we should wait to set up our office and take that chance to take down the back bedroom’s drywall, insulate the outside walls, and re-wire the room for grounded electrical and Cat6 cables. I think that sounds like a lot of work, especially if he plans on us finishing the drywall ourselves like we did in the Living Room, and that it may be best to put that off until after the big master bedroom/bathroom renovation is done. We shall see.) Either way, we can’t keep all the new bed parts out disassembled all over our living and dining rooms like they are now, so hopefully it wont take much more time to finish cleaning up and conditioning the new bed frame, disassemble the old frame, and reassemble the new one and take some photos in whichever room we decide to use.
Just getting all this stuff re-assembled and out of the hallways counts as progress, right? ;)