Warning, most of these are not Pinterest worthy pictures:). The big project we have been working on this fall is our oldest son’s room. I shared the plan we have for his bedroom, here. Jason and I had a lot of should we, shouldn’t we conversations about whether or not to move his doorway. Knowing the walls were plaster was the major thing holding us back. Plaster can be such a mess.
Changing The Doorway & Adding a Transom Window
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Here is the doorway before…
So we changed the doorway. We got rid of the strange angle and stole some of the square feet from his closet. Only a few square feet…people seem to get really upset when we lose closet space:). He still has plenty of room to hang his shirts!
Changing the doorway was really messy!!! But, totally worth it. The hallway flows so much better now! In the picture below you can see how the footprint of the hallway changed with the difference of paint on the wood floors. We also started adding bead board to our hallway ceiling and Bennett’s room.
Here’s what the hallway looks like now that we are done,
Back to the bedroom, We re-dry-walled the hallway and around the bedroom doorway.
Next we added the header, the door and we also added a transom window up above the door to help brighten up our hallway.
I love how the door turned out, especially the transom window. It is so fun to see if his light is still on when I am in the hallway.
The other thing we did was pull up the wall to wall carpet that was in the room to reveal the hardwood floors.
We don’t have the money in the budget to add new hardwood like we did in Tucker’s room or our master bedroom. I really like the idea of refinishing the original hardwood floors. Unfortunately, they are not in great shape so we may decide to repaint them until we can add new floors.
*We have since finished Ben’s bedroom, check out the full transformation here*
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