Monday, July 8, 2013

House Update: Upstairs Bedroom

Mom likes to say I get the whole second floor of my house for myself. People always go "Oh!", very impressed. I roll my eyes and then explain, the upstairs consists of a landing, bedroom and a closet half the size of my room. I call it my Nest!
 In the entry next to the front door is a little door leading upstairs! Isn't everything so fresh looking?!
I absolutely love my twisty stairs! They turned out so pretty. And once one gets use to the wedge shaped stairs, they aren't to bad.
I love how light filled the stairway is. No skimping on windows here!
This is the little landing, which we hope one day to turn into a book-nook! It is always so bright and sunny. Too bright to take good photos.
And my bedroom! Which is so cozy it is hard to get good pictures of. As you can see the ceiling is very sloped, but that just makes it feel like you are tucked into the rafters.
The other side of the room going into the closet. There are still a few more things to do, like put in outlets and light fixtures.

Looking into the closet from the bedroom. Yes! It is huge! And also has a window. So nice for sewing!
Looking from the closet into the bedroom. On the right is the door to the attic (still needs another couple coats of paint) and the door that is open on the left is the bedroom door going back onto the landing. I love the contrast of the white walls with the darker floors.
The stairs with a fresh coat of shellac on them.
Now that we have seen the fresh, clean and pretty, are you ready to see the before? Up next is a before look at the upstairs with all it's nasty green carpet! 


  1. You have the sweetest space. The windows are delish! Beautiful home.

  2. Your home reminds me of a 1936 house I once owned--and loved! I cried the day I moved and still have such fond memories of living there. I'm loving your style, Heide! Are you sure we're not kin?

    1. Lol! We should be!
      One gets so attached to houses. They get in your blood!

  3. Heide, everything is looking so beautiful! I love the design of your home. The stairs are so charming, and I can imagine that you will have so much fun sewing by the window. You and your fmaily are doing a terrific job.

    1. Sarah,
      I am so excited to get my sewing room set up and looking forward to having a bit more room! The stairs turned out better then I imagined, I am so excited about them.
      Thanks for all of your encouraging words!