Category Archives: Before & After

Master Bedroom Gallery Wall

For whatever reason, I was motivated this weekend to check a few things off our long house to do list. The rain gave us a good excuse to lay low (or rather, hangout inside) so I conquered our master bedroom gallery wall, painted our second bathroom, and began painting the fireplace. Getting a lot accomplished usually means decent blog content, and I’m happy to report I have a few good posts up my sleeve this week:).

I haven’t showed many photos of our master bedroom, and that’s because we haven’t done too much in this room. We’ve painted the walls, installed new white trim, and that’s about it.

As a reminder, here is where we started….

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Amazing wallpaper, right? Ha. After much debate, we painted over the wallpaper. Best decision ever. We used Benjamin Moore’s paper white, and thankfully, you’d never know wallpaper ever existed in this room. The floors were also stained the same color as our kitchen area, so the bones of the room really did get a face lift.

Now, about that gallery wall. Here’s the blank space above our bed that was begging for a little love…

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And then I played around with frame placement…

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And this is the result…and I actually made our bed:)…

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restored style master bedroom

restored style master bedroom

restored style master bedroom

I still need a handful of prints to go in the frames, so this isn’t the final “after” photo, but it’s close. And these days, I’ll take close rather than finished:).

And about that bedding that finally came together…

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I’ll have a full post on that later this week. Happy Monday, friends!

A Mini Makeover

Well, today is the day. After a few months of redesigning this little website, a refreshed Restored Style is live. There are still plenty of kinks to work out, copy to add, and photos to adjust, but at some point you just gotta jump.

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I’m hoping you guys will hang in there as we figure a few things out…fingers-crossed no big tech hiccups arise. I’ll be back tomorrow with an actual post, not just a minor announcement:).

After: Master Bathroom

Friends! I finally got my act together and snapped some photos of our master bathroom. I chuckle when I say “master” bath because it’s the furthest thing from large. There’s nothing “master” about it, but it gets the job done and it’s certainly a step-up from where we started, which was here:

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Yes, everything was original. Everything. And amazingly, it was actually really, really clean. Where are we now? We are here….

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

restored style master bathroom renovation

As you can see from the photos, I still need a few pieces of art and some pops of color, but it’s thiiiiiis close from being 100% complete. I’ll share more details and source information with you later this week…stay-tuned!

{Updated} Our Cozy Kitchen Corner

Morning!

With so, so, so many rooms and nooks to renovate in this home (which translates to blog content for years!), I’m trying to focus on little successes and finding projects that I can actually finish. I’ve always found that piecing together spaces takes muuuuuch longer to complete than anticipated, so when even a corner of a room feels put together, I’m a happy camper. This is certainly the case with the odd extra space we have in our kitchen area in front of our island and next to our entry way.  It’s done and decorated, which means I can share this corner with you!

Let me back up by showing you what the space looked liked a few months ago…

Kitchen Nook - Restored Style

Kitchen Nook - Restored Style

I knew I wanted to create a comfortable sitting area with big, comfy chairs…the kind you can really curl up in. However, I didn’t have a color or style of chair in mind. I just knew I wanted them to be BIG. We looked high and low for chairs (both used and new) and we did come across some really amazing chairs. The problem was  always price. Two chairs can easily be more expensive than a sofa, so we felt stuck. But then, a boutique PDX home store named Manor Fine Wares had a crazy sale, and somehow we scored two awesome chairs for the price of one. YES.

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We brought the chairs home and they are crazy comfortable. I love the texture of the fabric and again, the scale of these chairs is  just what we had in mind. With the chairs in place,  I dusted off a rug, a few accessories, and a brass lamp we already had. We were in business.

kitchen nook by restored style

kitchen nook by restored style

We also placed a plaque above the chairs that Kyle’s Grandpa personally built many years ago and attached deer horns that also belonged to him on the piece. I truly adore items that have a story to tell, and I’m so glad we can have a piece of Kyle’s family in this room.

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kitchen nook by restored style

And then, the lonely and empty area suddenly became this…

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kitchen nook by restored style

Now, who wants to come and have tea with me in our new chairs?