Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Well, the main part of the room is finished... as of last night. Are we ever really finished though? I still need some more art to warm up the walls and a mirror to hang over the washstand.. oh yes, and some new knobs for the washstand (which isn't really in any of the pics).

But look, look! Beautiful baseboards and floor... and no holes! The picture is way over exposed due to the flash, but the holes in in the floor were solved by using a piece of beveled trim laid flat on the floor, flush up to the baseboard. Then I put quarter round on top. It ended up looking like it was all part of (the now) fancy baseboard.

The most dramatic difference is the 70's closet. The pegboard was banished and I made new doors and attached new knobs that match the curtain rod. I also removed the toe smashing slider doors down below and replaced them with curtains. Oh and I filled about 10 thousand cracks and one very scary hole in the wall inside the closet.
These pictures did not turn out well--but here is another shot to show the part I cut off in the earlier photo. I should have taken one that showed the floor in front of the closet--now tar stain free and painted a lovely chocolate brown. I also added trim around the bottom of the closet so it looks more "built in".

The room started taking on an ethnic feel after I bought the lovely (and very onsale duvet cover). So now I'm looking for a nice tapestry to hang over the bed as a pseudo headboard and some bigger art to warm up the bare walls.

A natural colour wool rug from Ikea really finishes the room off and adds some cushy warmth. These pictures do not do the colour justice. Unfortunately I had to use flash.
I'm pretty happy with how it's all turning out. And I am doing very well with my budget--especially yesterday. A quick budget to date:
Wool Rug: traded from a friend for a twist doorbell and $50
Paint: $70.00 approx
Extra trim: $50.00 approx
Duvet cover and 2 pillow cases: $20.00 (deal!)
Feather pillow: $8:99 (hello? super deal)
Curtains for closet: ($10.00! Scavenged from the bottom of a sales bin at the Sears Outlet store)
Curtain Rod and cupboard knobs: $20.00
Blind: $19.95
Clock on nightstand: $9.95
Pictures, furniture, rollaway bed: already owned
But now my own bedroom looks even crappier in comparison! Depending on logistics (like where in heck I'll store the bed while we work on the floor!), that might have to be the next project.


At 10:15 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great Noelle! Took some work!

At 2:54 a.m., Blogger the heilife said...

It looks so warm and beautiful!! I can't wait see it in person. :)

What color is the paint? Looks similar to the one we chose for our new master bathroom, which is looking quite nice I might add! The paint color is called Warm Cocoon. The tile just started going up this week. I'll post pics on my forgotten blog.

At 8:36 a.m., Blogger Sadie Says said...

I'm dying to see your photos. Please post!

Unfortunately this company doesn't name the paint colours. I was very disappointed! lol. In the pics it looks more washed out than it really is. It's a golden yellow--I was going for the colour of hay. And soon you will be experiencing it all for yourself!

At 2:32 a.m., Anonymous ac said...

I'm so bummed that I won't be able to see the new & improved room in person! Maybe on my next trip to Ontario, eh?


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