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You guys remember Trading Spaces, right? That TLC show from back in the day where you switched houses with your neighbors for a weekend and redid one room in their house in 48 hours? There was also that crazy lady, Hildi, who once glued fake flowers on a homeowner’s wall?
Ok, maybe I shouldn’t make fun of Hildi, I did upholster a wall with carpet……
Anywho, a few weekends back I totally felt like Grunt Labor and I were on an episode of Trading Spaces. Except we were making over the sitting area in our own master bedroom. And really, I wasn’t on a 48 hour timeline, it just kind of happened that way. Cheap beer does wonders when you’re really wanting to get something done. 😉
In that one weekend, we made our sitting area look like this…
Nope, not pulling your leg.
When we first bought the house, the wall with the cabinetry looked like this:
Now, that half-wall had become a full wall when we built the closet, so don’t go thinking we pulled that off in a weekend. We’re smooth, but not that smooth. It was just a single wall when we started our makeover weekend.
The opposite side where the chairs are looked like this…
Now, that is a Trading Spaces worthy makeover if I ever saw one, no?
Grunt Labor had a huge hand in this project. Since most of our master bedroom, the actual bedroom part, is pink, I really wanted him to have more of a masculine space in the room. He came up with the color scheme and gave his stamp of approval on every piece. I have to say though, I don’t care if it is a touch on the masculine side, I am crazy over how it turned out!
I’m over on the Hayneedle blog today spilling all the details on this space. Read about the makeover here. You can also view the style board here which contains every thing I used in the space and then some. And yes, that is glorious reptile patterned wallpaper. The angels started singing as I was putting it up. Ok, I’m a bit over-dramatic.