Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Birthday Project

Yes -- I chose a project for my birthday. Don't most people do that? No? OK...I never claimed to be like "most people" anyway. I chose to empty out my bedroom and paint it today. Then I went ahead and pulled up the carpet so I could decide what to do with the floors. I thought I might like to live with the concrete floors and even considered painting them. Now that I've had bare concrete floors for a few hours I'm already planning on saving up for laminate floors. LOL! I am just so tired of dealing with carpet that I would rather deal with the concrete for a while until I can get the money together. Below are a couple of BEFORE and AFTER pictures of parts of the room. Before we painted, the walls were white (except for inside the windows which my dad had already painted when I replaced the blinds) and the carpet was 11-year-old cheap builder's grade tan. Now the walls are sort of a slate blue and the floors are...well...concrete. The blue showed up much brighter in the pictures than it actually looks on the wall. The best part about the paint is that I am now ALMOST DONE painting the entire house! I still have one more coat to put in our bathroom and a little bit of touch-up here and there. We had the builder just paint all the walls white when we built the house almost 11 years ago and finally started painting about 2 years ago. I was so tired of white walls that I have created a very colorful (some would say too colorful) house. But I like it and I enjoyed my birthday project. I especially enjoyed having a babysitter come over and keep my 4 children occupied for a good chunk of the day while we worked!

The dresser where we usually have a 10 gallon fish tank.

The corner of the room right next to me VERY yellow bathroom.

We messed up the vinyl a little pulling up the carpet tack strips.

The blue in this picture is fairly accurate. I can't wait to get all my books back on the shelf!


Holly said...

You couldn't just go get a massage? I think it looks great. Can't believe that you just suddenly decide to paint & rip out the carpet. Yeah for babysitters. Happy birthday!

melissawf said...

Awesome Lisa! I love getting into a project too. I just have trouble sometimes "getting out" LOL. I still have to finish my little bathroom with the wallpaper paste on the walls. I just ABHOR wallpaper! I've lived with a dark, ugly bedroom for 5 years because I'm afraid to start on the wallpaper. Let us know what you end up with with the floors! You might be able to get a piece of flooring trim to cover the torn linoleum. Like a piece of wood and glue it down.