Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bedroom Redo

It all started with a crack in the ceiling...

Badly cracked plaster walls...

And beat up floors.

The paneled doors were cracked.

And there were lots of deep scratches in the floor from furniture.

I started out painting the floor the same periwinkle blue.
Here's the cut in: goodbye stenciling :(

Then filled in the deep cracks, the scratches and holes.

Water damage had come from the bathroom:
I patched it with Spackle, then primed and sealed it.

And primed over it.

The blue looked dated and dark to me, so I went online and looked up pics of white painted floors and read comments from people who'd done their floors in white.

There were some warnings about them showing every bit of dirt.

But lots of encouragement.

And the pictures were breathtaking so I went for it.

I chose a urethane-fortified porch floor paint by Painter's Select.

This picture shows some of the scratches and dents needed more filler.

I didn't want it to look perfect, just not so unsightly.

After 3 coats it started to solidify:

It took 5 thin coats to finish.
I chose to paint the baseboards in an eggshell because they're pretty banged up too.

Bringing the bed in: the walls and bed look yellow against the bright white trim but they're ivory/cream.


On the first night, after the rest of the house got pitch dark this room was still glowing.
I slept with the windows open to a cool breeze that made the curtains billow.

It was luminescent!

I love it!

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