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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Before and After: Master Bedroom

It's that time already! We've finished a lot of rooms so far, with only a couple of items left on the agenda (finishing the painting on the daybed, painting the kitchen cabinets). I'd like to kick start our Before and Afters with the room we started in, the Master Bedroom. The rather tragic "befores". Outdated furnishings. Hideous (and greasy) shag carpet. Blah paint. Overall just a big pile of NO.

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I am so in love with our room. Our handmade bed, the tall mirror, the paint color, everything. We will have to run a bead of caulk around the top edge of the bed on the back to block out the light from our uneven building job. But other than that, D. O. N. E. It's so nice to check something off the to-do list completely. Everything else will just be additional. I'll touch up the floor paint, patch up the bed a little, maybe build a bench for the foot of the bed. But for now, I'll just soak up the satisfaction of a completely livable, and beautiful, bedroom.

To recap what we did:
• Ripped out the old carpet
• Painted the floor
• Painted the walls and ceiling
• Repainted the trim
• Replaced the fan
• Replaced the furniture

2 comments:

Momof2 said...

I want to paint our bedroom floor as well. Do you have any tips or advice? Is it hard to do? How does it wear?

Your BR is beautiful! well done

Brooke said...

Thank you! The floor in this room is concrete, and I'd highly recommend taking the extra step and sealing after you paint. The floor wears well, but it scrapes and chips when you move furniture, or drag something. Plus, the sealant can give you a glossy, professional finish. I really wish we had gone that route, but to save time and money we skipped it. It's now virtually impossible to do it, as we painted before we moved in, and now all our furniture would have to be moved out to repaint.

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