Re-do on the bedroom. What a difference!

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

You might wanna wear sunglasses for this first views. LOL

This room belongs to two of my little ones. Where did that color come from you might ask? It was the background color on a Care Bear comforter set. :)

You like the closets? I built those when I stole the one they used to have at the other end of the room. Hey, I wanted TWO in my room, which is behind it.

I had to patch a couple of gaps/cracks in the hardwood. Molding out of the way and floor clean and ready to go.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

You can see the floor has some discoloration and looks unhappy even though it is sound.

You can also see we put up new doors and have not replaced the woodwork. LOL It's on the list....it's a long list!

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Here is the back corner of the room. The closet used to be there on the left. We boxed it in and finished it when we stole the closet.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

I decided to go with porch and floor paint instead of refinishing it. I spoke to a friend/client (that owns a flooring store) of mine and she told me people don't put hardwood in bedrooms anymore. So if I don't like this later or sell it, it can be covered with carpet.

The color is actually like creme with a touch of coffee. I liked it because it is off white but not a shade that looks old or dirty.

Yeah, did the floor before the walls. Stupid, yes, but we had to buy bedding before we picked a wall color.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

The other side of the room.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

I won't bore you with the coat of Killz paint up next. LOL

The wall color is almost the same as the floor color, with maybe a tinge of pink to it, but not that you would notice. I guess that is just how the paint machine translated. The difference is very subtle.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

The other side.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

After looking up all sorts of stuff on the net, I finally decided on something nice to put on the floor. I didn't want it to necessarily look like a rug, but didn't want anything crazy or too colorful in case we move soon. The new bedding has MORE than enough color. LOL

I taped off my stripes in one direction and rolled on the design.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Close up of design.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Taped of and painted the design in the other direction and the border.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

The back of the room again.

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

That brings us back to where we started!

I need to do a bit of touch up or neatening at certain overlaps just to even it out some. Then I'll be ready to urethane and put the molding up.

After I paint the bed, I can put on the new bed clothes and hang the curtains that I still have to make. LOL The new bedding is tan and hot pink on one side with those colors and more in stripes on the back. The window coverings will match the striped side.

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Ewing, KY(Zone 6a)

Wow Chele I am in AHHH! I can't believe the difference since I saw it last week. You have done an awesome job.

Frederick, MD(Zone 6a)

In one week? What an incredible and creative job!

Archer/Bronson, FL(Zone 8b)

Chele,

The room looks fantastic! Great job on that floor. When you get the bedding and curtains up, more pictures please?

thanks for sharing.

Molly
:^)))

So.App.Mtns., United States(Zone 5b)

Great job, 'Chele!! Really like the floor. : )

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Michelle, that is terrific. I so envy your energy and the results are very good.
sidney

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)

Great job.. I just finished with my girl's room.. Before the wall was granny smith apple green color.. now it's pink.. This house is only one year old! lol She's gonna be 13 yrs old in few weeks.. It's the gift I give her to fix up her room.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Um--do you hire out? I Love what you have done-gave me such a sense of serenity.

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thanks so much! I actually had fun doing it but I took today off! LOL I should be getting it done while Dennis spits on us so I can get back out when the sun does.

Um, how did I miss that we have a Home Dec forum and a Crafts and Dec forum??

Harford County, MD(Zone 6b)

I love what you've done, Badseed..... You must be a bundle of energy to get all that done and care for five children too. I can't wait to see everything finished.

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thanks gin! I have less energy than people think, but more desire to get it done. LOL

New Iberia, LA(Zone 9a)

BS > look good and nice color for your girls bedroom that good idea use tape to paint the floor never taught about that.
Mini,,, would like to see the picture of your daughter room it sound pretty color show a picture? Boy she become teenager soon already 13!
If she become "Sweet 16" will change color ? LOL

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Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thank you very much for the compliments! We are trying to redo the rooms to look nice but also not doing anything wild since we are preparing to sell the house. We decided to buy wild, bright and vivid bedding and curtains and leave the room very neutral. :)

I have not gotten in their to finishe up and I still have to spray paint the bunkbeds. We took out a big honkin' wood set with 5 inch posts and are putting in a smaller metal set. I still have to paint it. LOL

This room is for the soon to be 4 and 6 year olds. The basement will probably be next and then the center bedroom. Most of the other rooms only need minor changes. Then I can retile the kitchen. Hopefully we won't be here much longer than that!

I will be back with pics soon.

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Are you moving that greenhouse with you?
sidney

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

LOL I have been saying it could stay for the right bid. If we end up buying before we sell, I can take it with me. :)

Wichita, KS

That is sooo neat.
What kind of sealer did you put on it?

~Nikki

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Embarrassed to admit...I have been playing outside! LOL My kids' bed is still in the dining room and their chest is in my room. Technically, I do not think that qualifies as abuse. :O)

I have a gallon of non-yellowing Urethane to use over it. I am hoping a good coat or two will keep them from scraping off the paint.

I do need to get in there and get it done. Their metal bunkbed is out in the driveway awaiting a sanding and coat of cream colored paint. We bought wild bedding so everything else will be a bit more calm.

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

I just saw this thread. That's GREAT!

Chele, you've seen the poor shape our hardwood floors are in...This would be so nice, but what a project! My biggest concern would be keeping all the dog and cat hair off of it. I'd have to clean the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of the whole house or it would blow into the room I was painting, LOL!

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thanks Kimberley! I kept a fan in the window and aimed it at the door for resistance. LOL I also spread a damp towel at the door on the other side so if anything blew that way, it would get caught on the towel.

Norwalk, IA(Zone 5b)

Too kewl, would never have thought about painting a design on the floor.
Great Job!

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thanks Kyle. It was actually sort of fun. :) I am getting eager to conquer the next bedroom but figure I better finish the curtains and such first. LOL

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

Oh, badseed, remember on the 7th day you're supposed to rest - you do know how to do that, right? I'm glad there are little ones going in that room - I have an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old girl. I think I remember passing though that color. They used to share a (tiny) room - they could never agree on a decor! You need to paint anything for tweens or teens VERY neutral (like white, lol) so you can put up posters or whatever to change the color when (not if) they change their minds.

xxx, Carrie

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

LOL Thanks Carrie! Sorry to say that bedroom has been left behind at the house we will be selling. I do visualize comparable things replacing the lovely berber here before too long. :)

Langley, WA(Zone 7b)

I really liked that. At first I was in shock over your painting the hardwood floors. Who says no one puts hardwood in bedrooms anymore? They were w-r-o-n-g. I know lots of people, including ME.
Loved the stripes using the stencil! Very nice.

Gwendalou

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

LOL Gwendalou. And thank you!

One of my hair clients owns a flooring store. I spoke to her about flooring and redoing the hardwood as opposed to carpeting. The floors were put in around 1968 and never maintained after that. There were stains on the wood both old and new and she said they would not come off and could not be removed. She suggested I just put in carpet. I figured anyone could do that and we are getting ready to sell it. That is why I decided to paint the floor. I really do think it looks nice.

At our new house, we have plywood subfloors I imagine. The people that sold it to us put in some cheap, boring berber. It will have to go. I am not doing anything here until I sell the other house. I may end up painting floors here as they are so easy to clean!

Columbus, OH(Zone 5b)

I gotta hand it to you - if your name isn't Debbie Travis, it takes guts to paint a floor.
Very impressive indeed. You did a great job.
Dovey

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

Thank you Dovey! I was a bit scared to do it but I am so glad I did!

Marietta, GA(Zone 7b)

That is awesome Seed, is that from a paint roller that has the design on it right? Did you have enough paint on the wheel to last you through the entire line from start to finish?

Susan

Hillsboro, OH(Zone 6a)

I did use a paint roller with a raised design on it. On the longest stripes, I did have to add paint to the roller, but on the shorter ones, I could use less pressure at the beginning and a bit more toward the end and have the color look even.

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