Room Remodel

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I've been feverishly working on a room remodel all week, trying to juggle guests and out of town friends staying here...knowing I needed to get it done by today for the weekend.  Am I the only one that puts off doing these things until the busy season, when I had six months (or more) of downtime to do it?  I don't know why I do that - I must secretly like the stress. 

Anyway, I thought I'd post a couple pictures.  This room has always been the bane of my existence.  It is located over my quarters, so I have secretly always hated it. LOL.  I don't remember if I was on a very tight budget (most likely), or I really liked the thought of red and gold, but I got really carried away with those colors when I first decorated it.  Red bedding, red drapes, red pillows, red shower curtain.  My friends called it "The Ugly Red Room" and then would whisper "Redrum" under their breath (all in a joking way, of course...but still).  It was always the last room to rent, and I actually found myself almost talking people out of reserving it.  That's how much I hated it.  So...time for a change. 

I had a budget of $500, but I already had an extra king bed that I could switch out for the queen that was currently in there.  King rooms rent so much faster than queens, and you can get extra for them).  So although it's not a huge room, I decided to chance it and put that king bed in there.  Once I took down the room darkening RED drapes, the room OPENED up, and grew two times in size.  Amazing.  I also already had the duvet cover to put on the comforter, so I saved quite a bit there. 

My $500 budget bought:

A 32" TV with DVD player - wall mounted (getting rid of a huge armoire that housed the other 10 year old tube TV) ~ $200 (yes!  $200).

New drapes at Mar_shalls - beautiful feminine white with a soft blue toile pattern ~ $90

Drapery tiebacks ~ $8

Shower curtain ~ $20

Throw pillows ~ $40

New pictures ~ $90

I've got a little left, so I'm going to splurge on a chocolate brown Com_phy blanket, and paint one wall a different color.  I'm very happy with it, and that's never easy for me to say (I'm a Virgo Smiling 

Some before & afters

 

 

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I left it until late march but in my defence my sisters husband came to refit the bathroom and move the radiator in the bedroom so had to fit in with his plans. 

It still ended up with them here fri, sat and sun doing the work, Us dashing round with paint and wallpaper to get the decorating done on Monday, ready for the carpet fitters on Tuesday morning, then we had to get everything back in the room ready for punters on Wednesday.

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My web person is also my photographer and he took panoramic photos of before and after our new kitchen.   He is posting them to the 'history' tab of our website.    I like the idea.   Shows the house being modernized.

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So much lighter.    If you are going to paint a wall, I would go sunny yellow.

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new bathroom starts 2nd of June in room 2 - was supposed to be a quiet week but its filling up.

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I had all winter, too. Still have throw pillows to make and duvets to finish. My picture project this week came to a halt when I found one of frames I just bought has cracked glass.

Love doing the redecorating once it's done. Ha!

(Your friends are funny! Redrum.)

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