Progress – Bedroom

The front bedroom when we moved in - bright blue walls, bright orange accents, a too-tiny fan, and PLENTY of colorful paint on the carpet.

The front bedroom when we moved in – bright blue walls, bright orange accents, a too-tiny fan, and PLENTY of colorful paint on the carpet.

We officially began our main floor remodel this past week. After living in this house for 2 years, it’s finally time to make it “ours”. Or, at least as much “ours” as we can afford. ; ) While the contractors got busy in the living area, tearing down cupboards and building a wall (!) I went to town peeling back carpet and prying up tack strips in the front bedroom. We don’t use this room much now. When we moved in, it got 2 coats of primer and 2 (or maybe even 3) coats of paint due to a particularly bold and garish paint job, but other than that, it’s been untouched. You can see the ultimate “Before” photo above. 

For 2 years this room has been a blank canvas. White walls, beige carpet, and a cozy space for dogs to nap.

For 2 years this room has been a blank canvas. White walls, beige carpet, and a cozy space for dogs to nap.

This room goes by three names in our household vernacular – the white room (because it’s, well, white), the dog room (because our dogs have been given to napping in this sunny spot), or, on rare occasions, the future baby’s room. Since this room is used little, it made an easy starting point for our remodel.

Progress, Day 1 - Emptying and cleaning the room.

Progress, Day 1 – Emptying and cleaning the room.

The room was cleared out, the window treatments and closet doors removed, carpet torn out, and plenty of cleaning done before we started painting.

Progress Day 2: Ripping out the old carpet.

Progress Day 2: Ripping out the old carpet.

The walls will remain white for now, but the ceiling was in desperate need of some attention.

Progress Day 3: Removing the carpet refuse, removing the ceiling fan blades, blinds, and closet doors, and carefully combing a Shop-Vac over every inch.

Progress Day 3: Removing the carpet refuse, removing the ceiling fan blades, blinds, and closet doors, and carefully combing a Shop-Vac over every inch.

Progress Day 4: One coat of paint+primer on the ceiling. Tyler rolled and I cut in. Team effort!

Progress Day 4: One coat of paint+primer on the ceiling. Tyler rolled and I cut in. Team effort!

After one coat, the room already feels fresher. There’s nothing like a crisp coat of paint to brighten up a space. You suddenly realize just how dingy things were, and I have a feeling this was the first time that the ceiling had been touched since the builders left close to 7 years ago.

Anne

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