Journey Of A Master Bedroom Renovation...Part One

Master Bedroom...as of yesterday
Pretty....eh? Well then, let me apologize in advance that not every image
is going to be a particularly pretty on this post for a couple of reasons. But first...one more pretty:
French style..with a bit of shabby chic
Reason #1...I sent off my camera and a couple of my favorite lenses to Canon for much needed cleaning & they are taking FOREVER to return them. For the last couple of weeks I have had only had my iPhone for photos...and while it's pretty good for what it is...definitely not the quality of the big guns stuff.
Reason #2...this is about renovation in it's beginning stages, which is never pretty! 

Reason #3...some of these images are scanned from old photos...hah!

Let's get started then...
We are FINALLY replacing our master bedroom suite flooring, after having the same ugly but functional TILE floor for over 20 years. Tile in a bedroom you say? Well....I said the same thing, but when we did the large addition to our home way back then my husband insisted on no hardwood flooring. He is a builder and in some things I have no say so...but in other's I do~like the decor. It's a trade off for sure and a compromise, and maybe why we've been together for so long....just sayin':-))

We have owned this home (that was built in 1962) for 24 yrs. Love it...a great house, neighborhood and property, but you work with what you have and of course follow your own level of budget. We lived here just a short time when Hurricane Andrew struck. It was pretty devastating....horrible, awful..and we were in our home with the then very young kids and the dog enduring a night from Hell that I would not want to go through again...
This is what we saw looking out of our windows...the morning after
Moving along...going forward, lemonade out of lemons and the sun came out once again. We were able to rebuild our lives and our home and sparing the details~make it better. I have no "before" pics of the master to show you, because we were able to build it on as part of a big addition...doubling the size of our home...
After...showing the tile floor. Taken in 1992
Our furniture was all either hand me downs or whatever we could get at the time, as we lost it all in the storm...
Yesterday...looks like we are moving...maybe in a few years (we hope:-))
Taken today...stripped bare, except for the tile...
Sorry for the crappy iPhone shots, but taken to document...
It's a big room with great light...we look out to the pool on one side and our property on the back with a bay window...
Tear out has begun and it's being done by one of my husband's guys that work with him. This room is big...about 450 square feet, so it's going to take all day at least. Thank goodness my office is on the opposite side of the house...and for Pandora music!

We are planning on doing the new flooring ourselves and going to go with the snap together hardwood floors. Still haven't bought it yet...and suggestions are most welcomed here! #weneedhardwoodflooring LOL!!

xoxo,
Janet