Saturday, December 30, 2006

Bedroom Pics

Without further ado.... here are pics from our holiday bedroom overhaul!

First....this is what the room looked like when Mr and Mrs Dirty lived here back in July. WHITE, ugly border, ugly curtains, and ugly furniture. NOT comfortable at all!!! (Or clean!!)








We moved in and painted it a deep green-ish brown, and got rid of that nasty border!! (I have more pics but I would have to locate them on our external hard drive and I am feeling lazy!)








It was finally time to rip up the seriously gross and nasty brown carpet....














And it was just our luck that the floors underneath had loads of chocolate brown paint on them. One section was pretty messed up and instead of properly fixing it they had laid concrete on top of it to "smooth" the floor.














So we spent several pain staking weeks scraping the paint off by hand.














Finally, we were done scraping, sanding, and could start staining.













And finally......the floors were done!














We repainted the ceiling, the baseboards and window trims, and changed out the light fixture and were finally able to move back in!!



















YAY!!! We've started shopping for all new bedroom furniture, curtains, a rug, and artwork so now is the fun part! We're also going to re-do the fireplace tile with something more original looking (gorgeous 2x3 glass tiles would have been on the fireplace back in the day). All of our bedroom furniture is hand-me-downs, so it's time to treat ourselves to something nice that we can hand down one day. I've already picked out some seriously hot new bed linens, and now I just need a new bed to buy them for!

For a larger collection of the remodel process feel free to browse my set on Flickr, it's like a do it yourself tutorial!!!

10 Comments:

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Rae and Brent, you guys did an AWESOME, AWESOME job!! Now if and when I own a home soon, could you come over and help me out? :D

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

SO be honest... how times have you and Brent falling and busted your butts on the slick new floor.

It looks really nice... nasty and gross brown carpet is not a mood enhancer...

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger Danny said...

that is crazy impressive!!! (i'm proud of myself just for picking my clothes up off the floor!)

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

WOW! You guys seriously did an awesome job. I am not going to show these pictures to my wife, or else she is going to put me to work. Have a Happy New Year!

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Running Jayhawk said...

Wow. That is simply beautiful!!! Your floors turned out incredible.

We're in the same "hand me down furniture" camp as you. Definitely stinks, but I've been eyeing a new set from C&B...oh, if only money grew on trees!

I think you and Brent should consider flipping houses as a profession!

 
At 7:12 AM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Just like they show it on HGTV. What a transformation! Love the color on the walls and the floor looks great!

Happy New Year to you and Brent and Pippin!

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger D said...

Nice job. What a difference.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Darrell said...

Awesome job you two. That looks like so much work. Where did you pick up the skills. I wouldn't have the confidence to even begin a task of that magnitude. Good for you!

All the best in 2007.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger brent said...

wow looks like it was a lot of work, and now it looks great! m

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger jeanne said...

good lord, i can't believe you scraped the paint off that floor by HAND (did I already say that in my last comment?) Where do you get the fortitude??

What a year it has been for you! I can't believe 3 marathons in one year! You are totally amazing.

 

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