April 8, 2010

Room Remodel

OK, so I have teased you for a couple of weeks about my son's room being redone.  It's official:  It's DONE!!  Well, there are a couple of minor cosmetic things that I want to do but will have to wait just a few more days.

I forgot to take before pics when everything was in place, but I did get pics of what the walls looked like before.

I started by taping off all of the wood trim.  Hubby came behind and caulked so we could have beautiful straight lines.

Here's a peek at what the walls were before.  They were just painted a solid taupe color.  All walls and ceiling.

Then came the fun part!!  Painting with RED (Crimson).  Yes, you heard me.  I have always been told that painting with red is quite an event.  To tell you the truth, it was super easy.  I did all of the red by myself and I was super excited at the results.

After painting the entire bottom half red, it was time to start painting the upper half & ceiling white.  As you all recall, I had shoulder surgery middle of December.  I was pretty concerned about how I would be able to do this.  Unbelievably, I never had one problem while painting the red on the walls.  I began feeling soreness and pain after I started putting coats of white on the upper half of the wall.  All of the stretching and having that roller movement above my head kind of took a toll on the ole shoulder.  So, I put two coats of white on 2/3 of the upper half and one coat of white on the top 1/3 of the upper half.  After that, I kindly (batting my eyes) asked my hubby if he would mind finishing up the top of the walls and do the ceiling.  He kindly obliged!!  Here's the finished product.

HOW COOL!! I think it looks so fabulous!!  We added aluminum flashing as the border to separate the crimson and white.  We also bought and installed a super cool modern ceiling fan.

Now all I have left to do is purchase a grey comforter for his bed and to put the OU on the wall.  I will post pics of that when I complete it.  It may be a few weeks.  We both need to rest....WHEW!  Enjoy!


Sheila said...

OMG! I LOVE this!! You did a WONDERFUL job!!! I love the does SO much!!! Can't wait to see when you are done with the "minor cosmetic" stuff.

Brandy said...

boomer sooner! I better not show this to my husband or he'll want to do it. it looks awesome

Girly Muse said...

Great job!!! LOVE the aluminum flashing!!! I bet he loves his room!

Loren said...

You did AWESOME!! I bet he loves his room! Can't wait to see the OSU oops I mean OU LOL jk ;)

♥Georgie♥ said...

The room looks amazing! I especially like that OU pillow =)