Meet Kristin Rogers. She's been mentioned on here a time or two... or 50! She is a dear friend of mine and we always seem to talk each other into going thrift store shopping, Starbucks runs, Del Taco, cleaning, organizing, photo shoot planning, painting...etc. We've been friends for quite some time and I'm so very thankful for her and her family.
This is Kristin...
Kristin, Jon and their girls live in a cute little house. The house has been such a labor of love, they've done some major work on this home and it shows! It's packed full of character and special details, and it's just so welcoming and charming.
This is their house.
(Instagram picture, it's the only one I could find)
As with any true labor of love, it takes time to redo every room in a home. Lots of time. Not just weeks or months, but often times it takes years. Over the last 8 years they've painted and landscaped the outside of their home, fixed up their kitchen, torn out lots of teal green carpet, completely remodeled their bathroom, added moulding and trims, and built an amazing bookshelf that lines their daughters' bedroom.
So what hasn't been done you may ask?
Their master bedroom.
Kristin has been wanting to fix up her master bedroom FOREVER and she asked if I would help her out (or I begged her, I can't remember).
Before we get to the area that is in need of a little help, let me show you some of my favorite parts of their home.
First up is the living room. It's super eclectic and packed full of Jon and Kristin's photography, lots of antique treasures, and original hardwood floors.
Here is their kitchen. Yellow walls, a darling vintage stove, and the beautiful wood counters that Jon made.... yes made, with his own hands. I didn't even know people could do that!
Now that you've seen some of what they've done with their tiny and cute home, lets move on to the room they've been itching to show some love.
This is their master bedroom.
Not so bad, right?...
Well here's the part that makes them cringe every time they enter the room. The old carpet, clutter, and random stuff that need's a home...
along with decorations they weren't crazy about and were eager to change.
Here is Kristin's wish list for fixing up her room:
-Change wall color/colors
-Pull out the nasty old carpet
-Pull out the nasty old carpet
-Declutter all the random things they've collected over time
-Dresser for their clothes
-Funky up the picture wall to make it more "them"
We also wanted to try and get this done with as little money out of pocket as possible... we all like a challenge after all!
So we got to it. First up, yank out that old carpet!
I would cut a section of carpet, then Kristin rolled the piece up (along with the padding), and tossed them in the kitchen until they could be taken out to the trash.
After an area of carpet was cleared, Kristin went back with the crowbar and pried up the tack strip along with any random staples that were holding the padding down.
We didn't even remove the bed to do this. We simply moved the bed from side to side as we cut strips. Since it was just the two of us we didn't want to go through the trouble of lifting and moving the heavy mattress... Plus there wasn't enough room anywhere!
After a good sweep and wipe down we were done! Start to finish I think it took us about an hour total. That's with FOUR kids to watch after as well... We don't mess around!
Here it is! It already looks so much cleaner, as well as more open and fresh!
Up next... Painting the wall! Check back soon to see what a coat of paint can do to a room. It's kinda amazing.