A Cozy Window Nook

Happy Wednesday!!! Let’s get right into things today… here’s what the master bedroom used to look like:

Master And then we did a carpet removal and paint job, which brings us to the last time you saw it:new 015

One of the funny things about this blog is that a lot of the work that has been done on the house (ex. the painting and basic furnishing of each room) has actually been finished since shortly after we bought the house (almost a year and a half ago!). Since the blog began long after we bought the house, there are still many projects and spaces that I’m working to post that have actually been completed for some time now. This little corner of the master bedroom is one of them.new house 032We live in a town home that happens to hold a middle position in the line of houses, which means that the only windows we have in our home are on the front and back sides of the house. This brings our total window count up to… four (plus a front door and sliding glass back door). So as you can imagine, windows are a commodity around here. The window in our master bedroom is especially fun because it’s the only one in the house with a deep ledge… or nook, as we call it. For this reason, we decided to amp it up with a sitting area, some storage, and capitalize on the space to display things.house pics 079Overall, this little corner of the house has turned into quite a light and airy “mini-sanctuary”, if you will (and I will). We used a seating/storage combo that I had snatched up at a giant yard sale years ago (Ocean Grovers- it was the Bazaar). This piece made its debut in this post, but we’ve cleaned it up since then and painted it bright white.

house pics 083It could use some buffing to get a few scuff marks out, but we’ve been really happy with it so far. It’s a nice place sit for tying shoes, getting ready, etc. Or if we’re being real here, it’s a super convenient ledge for housing piles of clothes and other paraphernalia. Inside, we keep most of our decor items- pots, jars, figurines, vases, etc. house pics 080On the window sill, we just have a few candles, some coasters, a silver dish, a photo from our wedding, and our coin jar… little bit of decoration, little bit of function.

house pics 081And to frame the whole thing, I bought white curtains from BBB and hung them from an oil rubbed bronze curtain rod. We love that they’re white, but interesting- thanks to the white stitching floral pattern.house pics 085The flowers compliment these lamps that are on either side of our bed. Sure, we should probably raise the curtain so it hangs high and wide like we did in the family room, but that project just has not made it to the top of the priority list yet. Maybe some day… for now, we’re pretty happy with the nook as is.house pics 079Man, this makes me want to get the rest of the room’s progress up to speed on this blog- we’ll keep plugging away at it. Furniture and decor (and a tutorial on how we made the bed… literally) to come!

Have a fun day!

-Leslie

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