And in with the new.... a newly painted bedroom and hallway, that is!
As I said yesterday, the Evil Twin and I have been wanting to paint our bedroom for a while. In March, we will have lived in this house for 5 years.
Of course, Buddy's room got the first make-over, then when we were expecting Sissy, her room got a fresh coat of paint.
Shortly after Sissy was born, we had a MAJOR remodel: all existing wallpaper (except the kitchen) was removed and all newly exposed walls were painted. The kitchen floor was replaced with porcelain tile. The carpet in the Den,(living room to non-Southerners), Dining room and hallway was all pulled up and the original oak hardwoods were refinished. The main bathroom was gutted and completely redone (complete with porcelain tile floor to replace fugly pink CARPET - yes, carpet in a bathroom!), many light fixtures were replaced and all the carpet downstairs was pulled up and replaced with berber carpet, the two bedrooms downstairs (we use one as an office) were painted and lastly, we replaced 18 windows with vinyl double hung, Low E Argon Gas windows.
I think we had contractors in our house for a month - and it was chaos, but so worth it at the end.
We had three more projects to tackle: painting our bedroom, painting the hallway and removing all wallpaper from the kitchen and painting. This weekend, we get to knock out bedroom and hallway.
The kitchen wallpaper removal process will be slow and painstaking. There is a lot of wallpaper that needs to come down. I think we'll save that one for this Spring or Summer.
We do as much work as we can ourselves - obviously to save money.
At any rate, the Evil Twin did 2 coats of primer in the bedroom and one coat of the new paint today. One more coat of the new color tomorrow and we'll have a new bedroom to move back into for the New Year! Last night, we got to sleep in the guest bedroom. Like an adventure!
It's interesting that a large portion of our bedroom furniture is in the dining room and lining the hallway. it's sort of like one of those little puzzles where the pieces are shuffled all around until the puzzle is solved. Only in our case, it's a musical rotation of household furniture until it can be returned to its' rightful location.
Our room is on the small side, so I didn't get any before pics. I'll try to get an after if I can get a decent angle, but just imagine...
Our walls were a putrid peachy-pink color in FLAT paint. Our room was always so dismal and dark looking. I hate flat paint - we went with a satin this time around! Yay for new old spaces!