Monday, March 9, 2015

Master Bedroom and Bath

I am sharing my master bedroom and bath today. It is a room that I enjoy going to at the end of the day and honestly during the day.

 I truly need a chaise lounge to go in this window. Maybe one day.

I am a terrible picture taker especially when there is light involved. It is a cloudy day, so I thought I might have half a chance. There is a lot of light coming through these windows on most days. The printer is here because I used to have a desk on the right when I was still teaching. It was my little work at home corner and used to get quite messy. (Don't miss that a bit.) We got rid of the desk after I retired, but I really had no place for the printer, so it stayed here.

I love plants!!!

The desk was here where the armoire is now, hence, the diplomas are still here too. I loved the new storage instead of the desk.

These pictures belonged to Hubby's parents. I left them right where they were when we moved in. Hubby says they hung in his parents' bedroom as far back as he can remember.

An interesting note about the window area... my mother-in-law drew the plans for this house. There are three of those areas across the back of the house upstairs and downstairs. Each one is progressively farther out than the other, so that you can a full view of the bayou from each room. IT is my favorite thing about the house.

Moving in from the window area, is the main part of the bedroom. 

We purchased our bedroom suit 30 years ago when we first married. We were sure we would never get it paid off. I have loved it from the get go. The original bedroom suit came with a queen bed. When we purchased our cabin near Auburn, we took the bed to the cabin. We were sure we would be able to purchase a king just like it. That was not to be the case. I settled for a sleigh bed for years. We recently found a place in Pensacola that could order the bed for us. I am beyond excited about the new bed. It is so me, and looks much better in this room than the sleigh bed.

Little Hallie, my grand dog is sleeping at the foot of the bed. I dog sit for her during the day. Long story:) She is a sweetie.

The little bookcase is very SPECIAL to me. My dad made it in shop class when he was in high school. It was in my grandmother's house for many years. When she passed away, I grabbed it. I have filled it with special things to me. My mother's little jewelry box is on the bottom shelf.


Above the bookcase is a special Auburn program that Hubby framed for me as a present.
It is the program from the football game, where later that evening we had our first kiss.

Leaving the main area you go right for the master bath or left to go out. On the walls going out to the living room, I have a gallery wall of my children through the years.

Now, for the master bath.

I am going to be honest with you...
I took nothing off the counters. What you see is real life.
Trays hold our toiletries. 
Easy to pick up and clean. 
Basket of laundry instead of a cute chair.

AND yes, the door is off the cabinet. We recently painted the cabinets white. They were a cream color and just needed a redo. The hardware didn't work on that cabinet at the time and Hubby just hasn't put it back on.

Opposite the vanity is our closet with glass doors. I wasn't a fan of all the gold, but I love the mirrors. 
I think the gold is coming back in style. Sometimes you just gotta wait things out.

The bath is beyond the vanity.

The white tile on the floor is not my favorite, but it will be a long time before it is replaced. There are many more projects on the list. It might be something that comes back in style by that time.

The bathroom has a skylight and gets plenty of light, so I am trying to revive a puny little plant in the corner.

When we moved in back in 2002, almost every room in this house had very BUSY wallpaper. I scraped until I thought I would die. I don't care how much wallpaper comes back in style or how easy they say it is to take off....there will never be wallpaper in a house I own - EVER AGAIN.

I love the bones of our home. It contains many things I would not have picked out, but over time have grown on me. We talked about selling and moving to a smaller place recently and both children DID NOT like that idea. After all, it is a family home. My husband's parents built it in 1984 as their dream retirement home. They enjoyed it immensely, but they didn't get to enjoy it nearly enough. We moved in as the kids were in middle school, and they enjoyed living on the water.

I think we have decided it is home for the foreseeable future, so now, it is time to get all those needed repairs done. 

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our master bedroom and bath.
Blessings to you,

Linking up with 
Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home


  1. Sandy, ypur rooms are so elegant and that bed frame is beautiful!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for the invite. I am checking it out now and will link up.

    2. Thanks for linking up Sandy! I am looking forward to what you have to share this week :)


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