My Old Kentucky Home: Mid-Century Renovation of 2 Bedrooms & A Bath
We are now moving to the back of our home to where we have two bedrooms and a bathroom. Besides the Kitchen, this is where the most construction took place.
Refinishing the Floors
We removed all of the carpet and had the hardwood floors refinished. Our original plan was to enlarge the existing Master Bedroom and add a Master Bath, Closet and Laundry Room. Since this addition would most likely price us out of our neighborhood, we had to revise our plan. Remember in renovations that “Flexible” must be your middle name!
Taking Down Walls
We needed two full baths so we took the Powder Bath and Hall Closet and turned them into a Guest Bath. There was a lot of discussion around whose bedroom would be whose. In the end, we decided to make one of the smaller bedrooms our Master so that we could have an ensuite Master Bath. The largest Bedroom was big enough to serve as both our Guest Bedroom and a second Den with a TV sitting area. Ironically, we ended up putting televisions in every bedroom. Remember in decorating your home that you must give into your spouse from time to time. We made the third bedroom our youngest daughter’s room. Our oldest daughter has a gift for making herself at home wherever she is, so the Guest Room has really become hers!
The Guest Bath is super small but packs a big punch. We found a large drop-in tub that literally takes up the entire space where the original Powder Bath was located.
We surrounded it with 3×6 white subway tile. I found a 24″ vanity cabinet that had two drawers for storage, not to mention a gorgeous carrara marble countertop.
To make the space feel larger, we installed 12×24 plank tiles on the floor.
The room was so small that I wanted to make a big impact on the walls so I had this metallic wallpaper in soft blues and grays installed.
All of our finishes are polished nickel. I especially love the oversized shower head and ogee glass light fixture.
As you can imagine storage is at a premium, so I found a train rack from Pottery Barn and had it installed directly in the shower/bath. We use the top of the rack to store our guest towels. Overall, we have a beautiful Guest Bath that works well when our girls are at home.
Guest Bedroom 1
Furniture placement could have been a challenge in our Guest Room because one corner has four windows, but that area was perfect for the sitting area.
We did not have room for the two dressers from our old Master Bedroom in our new one, so I decided to use them in our Guest Room. The color scheme for this room is rich golds and reds with blue as an accent.
I had an upholstered headboard made in a colorful medallion fabric as well as custom bedding and window treatments. I found these mid-century armchairs in a fabulous red velvet fabric. Originally the room had two small separate closets. We walled one up to make a large closet in the new Master Bedroom. One note – size is truly a relative term in our house. All of the bedrooms are small and all of the closets are tiny but the living areas are spacious so it works for us.
Guest Bedroom 2
We did not want to invest a lot in our youngest daughter’s room because we knew she would eventually be taking her furniture with her.
With that in mind, we were able to either reused or repurposed all of the furniture in her Bedroom.
She picked out ready made bedding, and we pulled out all of the colors from it. Her white furniture allowed us to go really bold on the walls with a vibrant blue.
We had her small vanity painted a deep blue and reupholstered a club chair in a blue fabric as well. I did have custom drapery panels made for her large window.
We finished off her room with accessories in blues, greens and silver. It truly is a room that she loves to come home to.