Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Look What I Did

The folks at Housblogs are having a contest so I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring. It is sponsored by True Value. It is to promote their D.I.Y. All-Star Contest 1st Home Edition.

I figured that the only room that would meet the criterion for this at our place would have to be our "master" bedroom. In a Tiny Bungalow, we are using the term "master" very liberally here but we think that the transformation, a year-long process, is pretty dramatic. When we moved into the place, the room looked like this:


Though we found the decor to be pretty interesting, something inside me made me think that the house was ready to shed its pink carpeting, white shutters, white ceiling fan and Southwest border and other ecouterments.
Several months floor refinishing, paint stripping and re-staining, plaster repair, re-configuration of molding, new ceiling fan and a few new pieces of hand-made furniture, stenciling, and art and it was transformed to our first "finished" room in the house.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful job on the "master" bedroom.

I can only imagine what a pain in the butt stripping all the white paint off the moulding was - that is probably why my house has a ton of white painted moulding - husband and I are too lazy.

Love the green paint!

cotterpin said...

Love that wall color! Great job on the floor too...

Anonymous said...

You have done such an amazing job with that bedroom !! I felt so comfortable when I slept in it while I was there in June-so BEAUTIFUL and done in such good taste-you can be commended !! Just want to see new window treatments and a new bedspread-that will come-and then it is done!! Hurray !! GREAT JOB !!!
Love,
Nana

Anita said...

Hey that's pretty! I LOVE the wall color!!

Green Fairy said...

The room looks amazing--classy and timeless.

StuccoHouse said...

It just looks SO much better :-) Although in jr. high I would have killed for that pink carpeting.

Bungalow in the Hollow said...

I really think you should have left the Anasazi/Miami-Vice feel to the room . . . J/K

Really nice job! The woodwork looks amazing.