February 17, 2014

Painting the Third Bedroom

We have paint! 

Perhaps you are not as excited as I am.  Maybe all you can see are those crazy, ugly, retro chairs and you're not appreciating the true beauty that is 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint. Maybe I need to remind you of where we started.

Riiight.  Now this third bedroom is starting to look intentional. 

Again, that roll top desk is only temporarily there.  This spring our new front entry will be relocated to where the desk is now, and that brand new wall will host a coat locker type piece I plan to build to hold all our coats.  

The kitchen got some paint too.  I primed everything, and painted the walls.  You can see there is still just primer on the bottom panel of wainscoting.  The next step will be painting all the trim a crisp white and attaching it. 

Not that impressed?  Maybe you've forgotten where we started.
The inside looks pretty good too.  

You can see here a little that we left the cedar wood alone.  I actually love how this color of paint works with the natural wood, and I think this will be a fun element in the room once we get it set up.

Obviously we're in the need for some trim, but I thought it would be much easier to install this already painted, so that's going to have to be a project for another day. 
We still have this ugly little nook to deal with.  I figured that it wasn't worth painting any of this until we take out the door, put in the window and put in new paneling around it this spring.  It's a good reminder of how dark that paneling was.


We'll also have to tear up that linoleum and fix the carpet, but we'll wait until we install wood flooring throughout the open concept space for that.  The plan is to take the carpet that is in the Dining Room now and move it to this bedroom.  Because we're cheap smart like that. 

The only thing I'm discovering about this cabin reno, is that there is only so much you can do in a weekend.  In our home reno I could get done in a week what takes me a month here.  So patience is important, but I'm feeling really good about the progress so far.  I just can't wait until the snow finally melts and we can get to the good stuff! 

1 comment:

  1. I see the progress! Everything is looking great.