It’s been a few weeks since I officially kicked off the bedroom renovation and –woof– so much has happened. I don’t even know where to start… if you’ve been following on Instagram stories, you know the gist of it: we started removing drywall and found… more paneling, then sooooo much wallpaper. 19 different kinds of wallpaper to be exact. Nineteen. And nothing quite prepared us for what we found on the ceiling…
(Brace yourself, none of these photos are edited or Pinterest-worthy at all!)
It must be because my previous jobs were as a textile designer for bedding companies, but I always seem to have my eyes open for gorgeous printed textiles! My latest discovery is Made of Cloth, a textile house out of Essex, Vermont. The vibe is modern, fresh, and casual with a color palette of natural linen, soft blues, and striking white.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been avidly following along with Joanna’s bedroom makeover in #mytinybungalow. Last summer she finished the dining room, complete with gauzy white curtains. But the projects are never done! To help give the dining room ooone more finishing touch, we wanted to update the simple window treatments with a boho-chic vibe. So with a few skeins of embroidery floss from the craft store and some cotton clothesline rope, we created a simple curtain tie back with a satin tassel.
For this post I received products to review from Rejuvenation. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.
If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you know that the bedroom makeover is in FULL swing! While we’re still deep into the construction phase, I also need to start thinking about details like lighting. Rejuvenation has been kind enough to provide lighting (and some other amazing touches that you’ll see later) for our bedroom makeover, so now it’s just a matter of sorting through their amazing selection and making my picks. Like I said in the kickoff post, we want to replace the terrible ‘boob’ light and get some bedside lighting. Because I plan to wallpaper the wall behind the bed, I really want the overhead lighting to make an amazing statement and be complemented by the bedside sconces.
Before I even had a timeline in place for my bedroom renovation, I knew I wanted to involve wallpaper. I wasn’t sure if I’d wallpaper one wall, all of the walls, or even the ceiling, but I needed to wallpaper something. The dining room and it’s navy blue wall has really set a tone for the rest of the house, a theme if you will. Now 6 months later, I’m still so obsessed with my navy blue wall that I want it to inspire my wallpaper decision. I swear, I might have looked at over 100 navy hued wallpapers… but I’ve made my decision, this stunning marble stripe by Rebecca Atwood.
With so many to choose from, I wanted to create a mini guide for you in case you’re on the hunt for the perfect navy blue wallpaper!
YOU GUYS. It’s officially been one year since I closed on #mytinybungalow (or #mytinyshitshow as I refer to it IRL) and what a freaking year. This has felt like both the longest and shortest year of my life. I have so many words to describe how I’ve felt about this past year of homeownership: frustrated, overwhelmed, emotional, proud, accomplished, depressed, joyful, totally broke, humbled… and so many more. I’ve alway viewed this house as a list of things I need to fix. Sometimes that boosted me to do more, but it also made me feel like I wasn’t doing enough and wasn’t doing it fast enough. I’ve sort of been keeping a running list in my head and lately noticed that I actually have made solid progress in this past year… so I wanted to share my progress report with you in celebration of this anniversary… and some of the unscripted, un-styled, very REAL stories that have come with this year, too:
Giddy up, you guys, I’m officially kicking off the renovation of the one bedroom in #mytinybungalow! We did a mini refresh about a month ago when Sean first moved in, but I’m really itching to get on with the renovation already. I’ve been living with this icky room for almost and year and it’s time to turn this sad, dark room into a sanctuary. And, now that Sean is living with me, he’s involved, too! In traditional makeover style, let’s start with some scary before photos, shall we?