Saturday, July 9, 2011

Remodeling Mary's room Phase 1 & 2 & 3

We recently decided it was time to remodel my daughter Mary's room. It was way past time to get this done.
First  some of the inspiration rooms found on houzz.
Guest Room Redesign traditional bedroom
Small Bedroom contemporary bedroom
contemporary bedroom design eclectic bedroom
eclectic bedroom design by media and blogs Dreamy Whites
Mary's inspiration file on houzz has about 25 pics and they all seem to be various shades of blue, or cool green and brown and white

Now the cold hard reality of what we are
 working with....

( there is a nice frenchy mirror in there,not getting it's just deserves... I will re-use elsewhere)

We are trying to break it down into phases.

Phase 1.. Get rid of all the old furniture we didn't want to repurpose. It was all hand me down furniture from the older children. It really was time for her own new stuff.

Phase 2.. Tear out the ugly rug that had been the last living relic of rug alive in this old house, and hope we can have the hardwood underneath refinished.

Phase 3 ...Get busy painting walls, while we wait for the new furniture, and paint this headboard.

Phase 4 ...Install  new flooring ( Hardwood didn't work out) and put furniture in place.

Phase 5 .. Picking out Window dressing, decor items, Bedding.

So we have begun.
Phase 1 ...begun June 9 (leaving for a vacay on June 10)
We got rid of the ugly old beat up dresser and chest, and emptied the room of everything... Check

 Phase 2.. June 10
I figured it was a good time to begin the rug tear out, when we were going on vacation because she would not need to sleep in her bed, and we could get the hardwood floors refinished in there while we were away.
Big mistake.... the guy who came to tear out the rug and refinish the floors said the wood had damage and raised his price to make them "look good". Because I wasn't  home to  see for myself. We told him forget it, and we would get laminate floors and someone else does that. So i ordered the laminate while on vacay ( thinking I would save some time ) But when I got home realized the wood was not so bad at all anyway and I probably should have just had them refinished, even if I called a different guy. But the  laminate floor was already bought and paid and we were waiting for delivery , so I went that way. So it left us time to move to phase 3...paint ...which we did. for 3 days. Check

Phase 3..
We got back from vacay and got busy with our paints. Mary wanted a room with an accent wall.
Like those clean scandinavian designs, where just one wall is different, sometimes with wallpaper, but her's was just going to be paint, and perhaps a painting, on canvas. It took us a few days because we had to do all the shelves in the closets too...
So these are the colors we liked most
Behr "valley mist" a pale pretty green for 3 walls ( it is much lighter than it looks here)

Behr sapphire berry for the accent wall that her bed will go against..

Behr Pensive sky a pale grey for the ceiling and for the trim. I love that name pensive sky.
 It's a real soft frenchy grey

So here is the room all freshly painted.
The window wall, in "Valley Mist"

And the three colors together the trim, accent wall and main wall

Here is another view of the accent wall meeting the green wall. with pensive sky on the ceiling and trim.

After we finished the painting, we moved on to Phase 4 and in went the floor. You can see the pale green walls a bit better in this one.
 Great floor it only took 4 hours
.here is the floor completed and all cleaned up It is Asian Mahoghany from Home Depot. It is a laminate but  it looks like real wood.

Phase  5 coming soon... , The new furniture and home decor items!! yippee. and a sneak peek at what Mary's new furniture looks like....a beachy vibe.

Can you guess where I might go for Home decor items? Where would you go? for bedding, and lamps, and drapes, throw pillows and such?

gonna run over to the linky party at
Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk's Sat Night special
Metamorphosis Monday


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