BEFORE & AFTER: breaking down the cage

Ok, so I’m kinda doing things a little backward here but remember how I mentioned in another before & after post how my recent home projects were motivated by the completion of a bigger project? Well, this is it. It was a long time coming. Ever since I moved into my place I’ve hated these metal screens that close in my sleeping area. I felt like a caged animal and not to mention all the dust they collected. I’m pretty sure they were a DIY project from the first owners. Bless them and their DIY little hearts but those cages needed to come down. Your sleeping area needs to feel secure and as comfy as possible, so having these metal screens felt very… uncomfortable. I wanted to make my sleeping area appealing to me after a long day at work, so I focused on the renovation but also how I was sleeping – my bed. Your bed is your haven and it’s where you replenish at night so having the right mattress is paramount. I’ve had a look at some of the Current best mattress companies out there that can provide what I need and I’m very close to getting what I want.

I had a few different ideas but they just seemed complicated so I decided to keep it really simple and do an impactful large chevron pattern with beautiful and naturally multi-coloured clear cedar. And voila!!! Thanks to an amazing contractor who brought my vision to life. I know they wanted to bring in a subcontractor to help, unfortunately, there were limitations on subcontracting for such a project, but I couldn’t be more happier with the end result. For the first week I couldn’t even stop staring. It just completely changed the space..I can’t believe I didn’t do it sooner.

Isn’t it great!? So that wraps up the before & afters from my own place – for now :) I hope they provided some inspiration for you to take a another look at your space or finally get to a project on your ‘to do’ list.

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