Room Makeover

I’ve been saying I was going to get here with photos of the transformation of M’s room, so here I am with it. I am still finding things I want to do and change, but I’ll get it done a little at a time. These are cell phone photos, so hang with me, they are not the greatest quality.

This is where we started (after I took things off the wall and had primed the window frame which had also been pink) – Bright pink walls, ugly nasty light blue carpet, and giant lava lamp. I painted R and C played on that keyboard :/ This room is straight back from my front door, so it is always seen when you come in the house and there has been a pink glow everywhere for years.

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I knew I was going to have to prime the walls to cover that pink and this is where I slacked on photos. I got to in to it and didn’t take any pictures of that process.

Now comes the paint. I started putting this on and thought maybe it was too dark, but I really love how the color came out:

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1000% better already! And no more lava lamp!

Then I got really adventurous because that nasty blue carpet was really bothering me in the fresh painted room. I don’t want to go all out on flooring just yet, so I decided why not paint the sub floor and add a nice throw rug. The absolute worst part was removing all the tack strips and staples from the floor. After that was done, I had to do a lot of sweeping, wiping, sanding, and then priming.

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Looked so much better, even with just the primer. I used Killz brand because there were a few dark spots and imperfections in the wood. Now for paint! I chose a darker color than the walls because I knew I wanted to use a lighter colored area rug. And again, I got carried away and failed on the photos of just the painted floor. So, I’ll just skip to where it stands now. The rug is a little smaller than what I wanted, but it will do for now. I chose the blue accent color last. It’s not exactly what I  planned, but if I decide I don’t like it I can change it. Here is the room now:

Old kitchen chair that had been sitting in my laundry room for years, freshly painted.

Old kitchen chair that had been sitting in my laundry room for years, freshly painted.

Chair and M's old desk that she didn't want, so I'm putting it to use with printers and my Cameo.

Chair and M’s old desk that she didn’t want, so I’m putting it to use with printers and my Cameo.

My desk space. Notice the creepy head on the shelf. I had hid him away, but M insisted that she crafted him in art class, so he belonged out in my craft room.

My desk space. Notice the creepy head on the shelf. I had hid him away, but M insisted that she crafted him in art class, so he belonged out in my craft room.

Another view of desk area.

Another view of desk area. Creepy head still peeking.

I claimed this shelf off the wall at my dad's old office, along with the little boat shelf. The big shelf was an ugly gray construction color. Fresh paint and it's a beauty and functional!

I claimed this shelf off the wall at my dad’s old office, along with the little boat shelf. The big shelf was an ugly gray construction color. Fresh paint and it’s a beauty and functional! I just have things kind of thrown on there right now.

My latest wine bottle project to add a little accent to the black shelf.

My latest wine bottle project to add a little accent to the black shelf.

Another set of shelves with the other wine bottle I did. Nothing really arranged right now.

Another set of shelves with the other wine bottle I did. Nothing really arranged right now.

And that’s where I am right now. Just guessing, but I would say that I did the whole thing for less than $150. I love it and I love coming in here…alone! R has claimed the old office we shared for himself and it is still a work in progress. It has the same nasty blue carpet and while I would love to dive right in and rip it up now, it’s back to work on Monday so it will have to wait a bit.

Thanks for looking! Peace, out…

 

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