This is one of two identical bedrooms, across from our new office. And it’s yet to fulfill its long-term function (likely a guest room). Just to set your expectations low, there’s no happy ending. No big reveal. But it did get a makeover.
No, I didn’t fall over while taking this pic. This was the lead image on my Craigslist “free to collect” ad. Seems there’s a healthy market for used beige carpet –I got at least fifty responses before removing the post. It’s also the closest I came to finding a ‘before’ shot of this room.
With the beige gone, we met-up with an old friend –carpet gripper. This stuff is pure evil.
Next, we removed all the original baseboards, labeling them, to avoid later confusion. As you can see, they were pretty beaten-up. I sanded, Karen painted, and they turned out just fine.
This original ceiling vent had seen better days too –we removed, cleaned and sprayed. I also painted the ceiling, which has become one of my designated jobs. I like it, in a sick sort of way.
We painted all the walls white, except this one. Here, we wanted a muted blue, so Karen did her usual paint-mixing bit. And we picked one. Eventually.
With everything painted, you can see how the palette works –the blue we settled on, the white ceiling and walls, beams in our new darker gray, and our familiar mid-gray/white closet combo.
As before, we painted the door jamb in the dark gray beam color, and replaced the surrounding trim.
Next, another door to reface –these are more work than I’d initially hoped. Now I’ve done three doors, I can’t turn back.
It also causes horrific scenes, like this.
But the end results are good. We added our (much deliberated) Schlage Bell hardware.
Down below, we dry-installed Polar White VCT. I’ll let you into a little secret –the single pack we bought doesn’t cover the whole room…which is why we have this indoor/outdoor rug in the middle. This will become our patio rug when we install for real.
We currently use this room for product photography, so it typically houses random furniture, bedding and pillows. Just to be clear, this isn’t a product shot. I leave that to Karen –she does a much better job than I could.
The artwork is a photography prop too. But the light is semi-permanent. As per most Eichler bedrooms, the light switch controls an outlet –so this cord runs along the baseboard and up to the ceiling, suspending this shade we already had.
Time to show you the door.
No, seriously, it’s time to go. This will become our guest room in the long-term –not that we get many visitors (hint, hint). I’ll show you how it progresses down the line. More soon…