Sunday, July 15, 2007

As promised, here are some pictures of the (almost) completed bedroom. The only thing left is to buy and hang some art and a mirror.
The before pictures are here.














This green with red is one of my favorite colour combos (although I'm not sure everyone's monitors will reflect the true colours) so I've been wanting to try doing a room with them. The white on the woodwork really freshens it up.

The shelves are an Ikea find and I'm very happy with how they turned out. They are sturdy enough to hold a few treasures, but not so heavy as to burden the delicate plaster walls too much. (Those of us with old houses know that sometimes one nail can cause a disaster lol)

















































The floor turned out pretty good. I painted it dark brown and covered the dodgy parts with a white mat. I also put down a mats on either side of the bed (or rather, on one side a mat and the other side a sheepskin).
















The baseboards cleaned up with quarter-round added. No more creepy holes!












This isn't a great picture, but I painted this old buffet white, which is now my dresser, and left a bit of the old blue showing through on the handles. This is a really lovely piece that has seen some pretty awful finishes during it's lifetime--but I think the white really suits it.















And that's about it. There's nothing like a clean new room to go to sleep in every night :-)
The stairwell is almost finished. I'll post some before/after pictures of that in a few days.

4 Comments:

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Noelle said...

Before you finished, did you bury any 2007 newspapers for the people in 2037? I've always loved white molding. Looks great!

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Louise said...

It looks beautiful. When we buy a house you wanna come over decorate it?

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger Sadie Says said...

I keep forgetting to bury something for people to find. I must do that because it's just too fun to find.

And yes, Louise, sign me up for painting duty! Painting parties are the best :)

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Joe Ganci said...

You're doing beautiful work! I like red and green too: it's always Christmas then!

 

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