our house: upstairs

Well, 7 months later, I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of the upstairs of our house.
I posted pictures of the downstairs & attic back in August.

I always feel like I need a disclaimer whenever I post poor-quality pictures.
I've been pretty lazy about photography and haven't spent much time trying to get good indoor pics.
Consider yourselves warned.

So, heading upstairs:
Bo's room is to the right at the top of the stairs: 
Please notice his "fort" that he's been sleeping in the past few nights...
Behind the curtains is his closet (we're hoping to put doors on there someday).
Upstairs hallway:
Current "catch-all" room, and Bo's future "big boy room". 
I actually just ordered fabric for curtains yesterday! 
I'm thinking we'll strip the hockey wallpaper border, 
and paint the walls either light gray or light brown and paint the trim white.
View of the room from the opposite corner. 
This room actually isn't carpeted - it has a custom cut rug.
I think that will also go and we'll just get a big area rug.
This is the guest room - aka, the most consistently neat room of the house.
This room has a huge master closet, which I've made my little craft room for the time being.

Then we have the upstairs bathroom. This is the other room (besides the kitchen) that we've redone.
We did this back in November. Bo looks so tiny.

 Getting started peeling wallpaper:
 And I had to include this picture because it's the first time I've ever done spackling!
Granted... my dad did the lion's share, but I patched a few nail holes!


And finally, our bedroom.
 & closet:
Not pictured: the other side of our bedroom with wonky dressers
& overflowing box of donations for Goodwill...
and definitely not pictured: our bathroom. My humility only goes so far.

I'm wanting to do a "Young House Love" style post,
where I list everything I'd like to change about the house.
But the truth is, it's totally livable, and we're not in a rush to update.
We ARE in the process of re-doing the one room for Bo, and then we'll see what happens next!


  1. Love it! Your house has so much charm and the floors are amazing! It reminds me of our house a little with the red trim. When we moved in every square inch of trim was mustard. I feel like that could have been whimsical if I lived with it for a bit and thought about it, but we got white-paint-happy and painted it all. Looking forward to more fun house posts :)

    1. Oh, the red trim & mustard will all be gone one day! :)

  2. holy closet batman!! your closet is amazingly huge - so nice! and i love your little crafting space in the other closet - so cute! and bo's fort!
    nice work on the bathroom! one of the best spackling jobs for sure! ;)

    1. Thanks, Mand! I know - the previous owners definitely had a thing for closets! That sounds kind of awkward...