The Other Upstairs Bedroom – Before

Happy Monday, friends! I’m furiously typing this as Henry naps – getting blog posts done with a toddler roaming the house just isn’t quite possible, so I’m hoping to get it finished before he wakes up. ;)

The other day I showed some “before” photos of one of our upstairs bedrooms [here]. That one will be our “master” bedroom. Today I’m going to share with you the before photos of what will soon (hopefully) be Henry’s room!

This room was just a room where we put a bunch of stuff that didn’t have a place in the lower level of our home. i.e. the “miscellaneous-junk-we-should-probably-get-rid-of-because-we-haven’t-used-it-in-a-year-and-a-half” stuff. We cleared most of that out so we could paint the room, and I decided to snap a few photos so you could see it in its former state.

Also, I mentioned over on Instagram that we were considering replacing the carpet upstairs. We ripped up carpet everywhere else in the house because it was really old and disgusting, but the carpet in the bedrooms upstairs was actually in pretty good shape, just a little dirty. So we left it for the time being. Brandon and I brought home about 15 carpet samples the other day, and after carefully weeding out the ones we didn’t like over the course of a week, we had it narrowed down to our favorite one. Well, I carried that sample up to the upstairs bedroom and quickly realized that it was essentially the same.exact.color.

Obviously color wasn’t the only thing we were concerned about with keeping someone else’s old carpet (germs, anyone?!) but as I started looking closer, I realized that the carpet was actually in good shape. It just needed a good cleaning. So…long story short, we’ve decided to just have those carpets professionally cleaned and sanitized and we are going to put that carpet-money toward the horrific upstairs bathroom instead. Maybe someday we’ll replace the carpet but for now I feel good about our decision.

OK enough of me blabbing, here are the pictures!

The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Remember when I said we hadn’t done a THING to the upstairs? Case in point: I can’t believe I didn’t rip down those curtains immediately after we moved in. But seriously, we essentially never went upstairs so I didn’t see them much!  The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Notice how there’s some weird greenish paint on the ceiling? I guess we’ll have to re-paint the whole ceiling too!

The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

That wood bar is our stair rail – please disregard. ;)

The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

The other bedroom had one of these “built in” desks too – they’re exact same size, shape, and layout! Those desks actually turned out to be doors upon further inspection. The previous owners were quite creative. ;)   The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Henry’s closet is actually bigger than ours but I’m OK with that – I can hide toys in there, right?! Also, the doors are in desperate need of painting and I may do something a little more exciting with them, but we will see.  The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

The bedroom door (on the left) needs to just be replaced. It’s full of holes – I think maybe the previous owners hung stuff on it…or threw darts at it. Either way, it’s pretty bad.  The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

A close up of that door/desk and the gross carpet.  The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

We took that shelf down to paint and won’t be putting it back up.  The Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

Nice light switch huh? That’s already been removed too! Remember the Charlie Brown light switch in the first bedroomThe Other Upstairs Bedroom - Before

There’s a view down the hall into the first bedroom (with a sneak peek of new paint!). The floor in the hall is mid-sanding and a big mess right now but we’ll get there! So.many.projects!

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4 Comments

  1. The previous owners really were creative. That curtain is something else :). But your house is clearly so, so cute! I can’t wait to see all the awesome things you’re going to do with it!

  2. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with this room, Megan! I’m sure it will be beautiful! I love your house! xoxo

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