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.
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.
The room was cleared out, the window treatments and closet doors removed, carpet torn out, and plenty of cleaning done before we started painting.
The walls will remain white for now, but the ceiling was in desperate need of some attention.
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.