While the summer was too hot to want to be outside in the garden, my wonderful husband and I tackled a bedroom remodel inside the house.
We are slowly working our way through the house giving every surface some attention. The bathrooms are done. It is time for the bedrooms.
In April, we moved everything out of this bedroom and I took "before" photos. It then took us a while to decide on things like the wall color, the door handles, the crown moulding, etc. Throw in a busy May, a trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park, a hot summer which just made us tired and we finished in August!
The walls had a funky painting finish that we had a blast doing several years ago, but it didn't fit with the more 'upscale' finish we're wanting to give the house. We're also adding crown molding throughout our home. I sanded paint from previous sloppy paint jobs off the stained woodwork and fixed the finish on those surfaces. We did not change the flooring. Our plan is to have all the carpeted areas redone at the same time once we finish with the mess of demolition in some rooms, sanding, staining, painting, etc.
Here are the 'after' photos.
We had a contractor replace the bifold closet doors with French doors and trim them to finish the openings. They have new brushed nickle handles which match the door to the room (we bought enough to do the WHOLE house and will change them out as we do each room). The ceiling fan stayed the same, but we did paint the textured ceiling. That was an experience as we sealed off everything that was not suppose to get painted and used a paint sprayer. It goes fast. You spend more time cleaning the sprayer out when you're done. We also discovered it was difficult to spray in small spaces like inside the closet where we had a lot of drips form when we tried to prime the walls. We decided to roll the color on the walls and leave spraying for the ceiling only.
Now to move everything back into this room including the assembled Christmas tree which has been living in our bedroom (not decorated, just the tree with lights under a sheet to keep the dust off). We had a big white blob by our bed. It was kind of spooky at first.
We'll do another extra bedroom before tackling our bedroom. Don't hold your breath. It may be awhile. Thanks for checking out our 'before' and 'after' photos.
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