|BEFORE: Master bedroom with federal blue woodwork and crown moldings, white walls, green rug, and faded cranston blue check drapes.|
I know I kept saying I was going to paint my bedroom. Now that we have our entire house torn apart so we can put down hardwood in the rooms that were carpeted, I finally had our bedroom painted. Notice I said "had it painted", rather than painting it myself. The last guest room I painted myself took me three weeks of dragging a 12' heavy step ladder round and round the room painting 14' ceiling and crown. Not this time.
The kitchen was painted at the same time, after we added new wide crown molding to the 12' ceilings. While installing the crown, my ladder began slipping, then suddenly I took a wild ride to the floor. I ripped the crown molding off the top of the cabinets trying to stop the sliding, and ripped my nails off at the same time. I just couldn't stop it, and hit my head on the granite countertop as I came crashing down. Ending up with a huge knot on my brow and bruises to my arm and legs, I was grateful not to have broken anything. Seriously grateful! My husband finished the crown himself, while I was on the couch with icepacks. DYI is not always as easy at it appears! I have the black eye to prove it!
In order to add new hardwood to the kitchen as well, we had to remove everything including refridgerator (now in the LR, we will do hardwood in kitchen first then move ref. back) and all furniture and low level pantry goods (mind you all decor is off the walls and shelves for the painting project). We also had to move everything out of living room, 2 hallways, and another bedroom. All of that is now stored in our other guestroom, dining room and front entry hall. We are also remodeling our master bath with tile shower, clawfoot tub, new vanity, floors, and waincotting...an entirely new room.
We just got back in our bed after sleeping on a airmattress on our sunroom floor (the only room left unscathed by the updates, but full of tools, tile samples, paint cans and whatnot). I have always told my husband that we love our sunroom so much, we don't need any other rooms than a bathroom. I should eat my words. I have a entirely new appreciation for our bedroom. I have included a few pictures of the before and after of the bedroom, with the "after" still undecorated and some of the furniture not in place. We are just barely in it, but rejoicing just the same!
|AFTER: Newly painting crown molding and wainscotting and windows in white. Walls are a very light grayed-green. It apprears darker in this picture because of lighting, but I will get some better pictures when the decor is done.|
|BEFORE: Fireplace and woodwork in old blue.|
|AFTER: Newly painted white woodwork.|
|BEFORE: Blue cranston curtains and white walls.|
|AFTER: Nice bright woodwork, suttle walls, perfect canvas to decorate. Hopefully in a few weeks, the remaining remodeling will be complete, and I will have a newly decorated room to post. Keep watching.|
|Goodby airmattress bed in sunroom! At least we could watch TV (on the wall not seen in photo) in bed.|