Sweet dreams

Dear reader, we’re taking a break from the memoir-in-progress to assess the accomplishments of the past year. My husband and I closed on the 126-year-old Methodist church just shy of a year ago, and the changes have been immense. For the next week or so, I’m going to tell the story in before-and-after photos. Whenever possible I’ll try to use the same perspective in the “after” shot as I did long ago in the “before.” Today, we look at the master bedroom.

master bedroom south wall before
I’ve shown off pictures of the headboard side of the master bedroom before; that side didn’t exist when we purchased the church. Today, we look at the south side of the bedroom. When we purchased the church, there was an exterior stairway and doorway and a closet on this side of the room. Both were removed.
master bedroom south wall after
Removing the doorway revealed the window. A TV on an imported cabinet now sits where the closet used to be. The foot of the bed is just showing in the bottom right.
ceiling
Initially, I wanted to show off the wood slats of the original ceiling in the master bedroom, but there were too many holes.
tray ceiling after 2
So we repurposed the tin ceiling from the basement inside the tray ceiling. I love looking up at this ceiling when I’m in bed. Tyler says it’s a good think I like it because it was a lot of work.
closet side before
This is look mid-construction of the east side of the master bedroom. This is the pocket door leading to the closet.
closet side after
Here’s a look at the east side of the master bedroom now, complete with French doors.

Tomorrow: The master bath. See it here.

 

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