The plotting and planning for the makeovers of my study and ensuite are under way. I have booked the builder and plumber for the New Year for the ensuite while Adriano (my husband) and I are tackling the study. Let’s start with the study.
Here is the before photo. Red ceiling, red and green walls, tartan carpet and heavy wooden built-ins.
This is what the study looks like right now after Adriano has broken through into the cavity that was created when the master bedroom was renovated. This will become the wardrobe/cupboard for this room.
My desk is still there with the fabulous view but it is currently covered with tools and often a drop-cloth conceals it completely for the really messy jobs. By the way, that wire hanging out of the wall is for the sound system and so is not dangerous. All other wires have been capped off.
This is the mood board for how my study will look when finished:
And now the ensuite before photo. The external door will be closed in so we can fit in a shower, and the toilet will be swung around to go where the dryer currently resides on the left.
And here are a couple of possible tiles for the floor:
The walls are going to have white tongue and groove up to dado level with a beautiful grey, black and white wallpaper above. It will look like this:
I hope you can see the vision along with me. Everything is getting lightened and brightened. This old lady is getting a face-lift. I will keep you up-to-date with any changes that happen over the next few weeks.
Joyce Coleman says
That’s not the date & time that I sent my reply but I guess it is the date & time that you received it.
Joyce Coleman says
This is a lot of work but the end results are worth it. Downsizing is good at the stage of our lives when we have an empty nest and no longer raising children. I realize that our children really don’t want our stuff so we don’t need to save it for them. It can be challenging to let go of things that have sentimental value. You are making so many changes and it looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your progress with us.
The result is certainly worth it. Before getting rid of something I usually ask my son if he wants it and if he says no, out it goes. When I decluttered, I allow myself one small plastic crate of sentimental items. That way I made the hard choices about the rest and have never missed any of it. My post about it is here: http://www.pathtominimalism.com/day-18-creating-my-memory-box/