Sunday, November 18, 2007

The BedRoom Redecoration

After living in this house for 5 years we decided that we needed to repaint our bedroom. When we moved in, it was one room we had not painted, we painted the kids rooms and stuff, and we have painted the bathroom because all the unpleasant wallpaper in there came off the walls (hot steaming baths and showers DO that to wallpaper huh?) but we have not touched the bedroom or the living room because we could "live with it" the way it is. The kitchen and hall really need to be redone but we are waiting for our rail wall to be finished, and it's been 4 years now that I have been waiting, hope it isnt another 4!
So the catalyst for the whole bedroom repainting was a bed.

we usually get something for Us Parents for christmas, last year we got some new living room furniture, this year I said I wanted a new headboard/footboard. So typically Scott, he decides well we need this RIGHT NOW rather than waiting til December and Christmas. I thought we would go looking but as always, get carried away in Scott's whirlwind of shopping, and sure enough after a day of shopping in Halifax we came home to Truro and bought a bed AND a nighttable.
The whole point was to try to match the bureaus we already had. I really liked them and KICKING myself all over for not buying the headboard/footboard that matched when we bought the bureaus in Manitoba in 2000. But we already had a headboard we liked and didnt think we needed that lovely sleighbed. SHEESH. I wanted a sleighbed to match our bureaus and that is what I wanted.

That is not exactly what I got. What I did get, tho, was an almost matching bed of a name I dont exactly know lol (it aint a sleigh bed) but with big ol posts and slats. OMG it is SO HUGE!
It didnt look that big in the store. Honest!

Naturally before this bed comes home, we want to repaint the bedroom. I really HATED the border that was in there (sorry Ann, I really did) so we took out the bed and put it in the living room for 2 nights, moved the bureaus to the middle of the room, and proceeded to remove ugly border, fill holes, and clean walls.

Taking down wallpaper borders never is as easy as it shoulg be. It was a fun job. Scott estimated that we could take down the border, wash the walls, do the crackfilling, and have the first coat of paint on the walls Friday night, put a second on Saturday morning, and have the bed in by Saturday night.
Sheesh. what was he thinking?

Friday night we got the border down and the crack filling started.

We DID have the cutest little staff ever, a little hard working princess who cleaned the walls JUST LIKE DADDY:)

saturday between hockey games and helping a friend move a little we didnt get a tonne done. We did get the crackfilling and sanding done, and Scott had decided to buy tinted Primer to paint on first. I think he got that done on Saturday night. But the primer might have started Sunday morning! I dont truely remember. These things tend to turn into marathons for us. :) it only took 1.5 years to finish the bathroom.

I almost could have just kept the primer on the walls, i liked the colour that much.
But the wall colour was awesome! I spent wonderful hours painting all the adges and around the window. Its been a week and we still have to finish painting the window sills and ceiling.
LOVE the colour.

We did the painting Sunday night and Monday morning (Holiday for some of us) and the bed was delivered Monday morning and sat in our kitchen all day while the walls were drying and we were helping the friend complete the move. I think we did some shopping this day to buy a few things like lamps and shelves (still not up) for the New Room.

The bed being put together. it wasnt hard. We had kinda wanted the fellows who delivered it to put it together but we were still painting so we had to put it together. it wasnt rocket science, thank goodness. :)
LOVE it.

The bedside table next to the bed. Never had one of those before. What does one put into the drawers beside it? The bible? ;)

funky little arrangement I got to go on the shelf which is NOT hanging yet. Also going to put my awesome WORDS up on the walls, as soon as we have hooks and a level. maybe I will go looking for the words in white tomorrow.

And the bed all put together and looking messy. Sorry for the mess, but I wanted to show the bed spread and all. It's not been that long that we had our bedspread and set, and I already want a NEW ONE hehehehehhe!

To match the new room.

That looks nothing like the old room.

It's still way cleaner.


Peta said...

Looks like you all had a fab time revaping your room..Looks great..

AliP said...

VERY nice. What are adges?
Bedside table drawers: Mine has cough drops, ear plugs, manicure stuffs......thats about it. My books and hand creams are on top.
Some people might put "toys' and "stuff" in theirs but you have kids so that might come back to bite you on the ass. hee hee heee and eeew.

Anonymous said...

OMG, looks lovely! You did a terrific job! How exciting; almost like living in a new house isn't it?


NikJustNik said...

It looks gorgeous TL!!! I love the colours... so warm and welcoming.. that bed is gorgeous as well!!!

Laura said...

love the look of your new room...very nice!

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