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2nd Bedroom Makeover Progress

And here is the 2nd Bedroom Makeover story, to bring us up to date. 🙂 I’m not going to lie, I absolutely hated this room. I think I hated it because I was stuck in it for 1.5 years running my business, and it was super cramped. (I knew what I was getting into, I’m not complaining, but I didn’t factor in that I would really miss being “organized”)

I really disliked the room. That is up until now. Here is the “story line” of the 2nd bedroom. Although it’s far from finished, I’m no longer embarassed to show photos.

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When we bought the house. BLEH.

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A second shot of when we bought the house, looking in the other direction vs. above. Double BLEH. Seriously, I wonder what we were thinking sometimes, but I guess it was a vision. 🙂

{Here, we have a “pause” in the photos}
Between the picture above, and the picture below, I lived in the room running my business. The grand plan was to reno the basement to be my studio. (Which has happened) It was a temporary insanity, for the greater good of the whole scheme of things. The office was a mess. And I’m going to refrain from posting the embarassing pictures. 🙂 So let us skip ahead to the “present” day scenes.

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Priming the floor.

Another shot after priming. The walls needed some touch ups, and painting is next.

I started painting the room on Sunday, and took a break for dinner with my parents (Sunday ritual) and then came back and went strong until 1:30am.

The floors got painted white, and it’s beautiful. The room feels bigger, airy, and perfect. The only issue – when you take a picture, everything blends into one another. (HA) so some “accessories” are definitely needed to pump up this room.


There you have it! The up to date post on the spare bedroom. Ikea baskets fit PERFECTLY on the shelves! And we’re going to build doors on the left hand side so it’s a usable closet. 😉

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    October 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Looks amazing!! You are right about it looking bigger!!

    PS I just saw that sandblasting your exterior brick is an eligible expenditure for the home renovation tax credit – not sure if you knew. Didn't you do that to get it cleaned?

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    October 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Looks great ! Can I ask what you used to paint your floors ? We're thinking of painting our stairs and want to do it right.

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    October 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you!

    The floor paint is Benjamin Moores "Floor Paint" meant for this specific application, as well as for concrete. It's a latex based paint, so I'm hoping that it does hold up well. It went on rather thin, so I did multiple coats.

    I alternatively painted stairs in a basic latex Semi Gloss Benjamin Moore Paint, and it's holding up well. Here is the blog post where you can kind of see them.

    The reason why I've stayed away from oil is that white oil paint yellows over time. And it drove me nuts. 😉

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    October 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Oh oh Oh! Oh my God! I am jumping up and down waving my arms over here. Please please please tell me what the fabrics are and where you got them? I am so in love with the nursery that Sarah Richardson did with those and am dying to know (the two brighter colored ones) Please please share!

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