Monday, 25 January 2016

Master Bedroom Renovation

Sometime in the middle of winter we decided to tackle the renovation of our master bedroom. We said 'Hey it will be fun to sleep on a mattress in the lounge for a couple of weeks!' Yea well try a couple of months! There was so much prep work involved in this room, especially since we are fixing up the cracks and other bits made by the Christchurch earthquakes.

The windows had a few coats of paint on them and we stripped them right back to the original wood so we could even them out a bit. Paint, sand, paint, sand.

The walls and ceiling had a bunch of cracks in them that needed scraping out and filling with plaster. We are getting better at this job after doing the hallway and Addison's room. More sanding. Then a few late nights of painting before retiring to our mattress in the lounge. We packed up the mattress each morning and kept it in the hallway so Addison could use the lounge to play in.

I love the way the paint has brightened the room. The curtains give a bit of colour and of course we have our feature bed that makes a statement of its own. We tried to keep things simple once we moved the furniture back in. It's been relatively easy to keep tidy except now that we are doing more reno in the kitchen, things seem to be migrating into our room for storage.

The colours we used were:
Ceiling: Plain old Ceiling White
Walls: Resene Half Haast
Door, Skirting and Window Trim: Resene Haast

During the chaos

Since we finished the bulk of the room and have lived in it for a bit, Dave made some funky wall brackets to hold our bedside lights. I love them! We have also hung a door on the wardrobe which was previously just open. It streamlines the room so much more now that our clothing is out of sight!

We had a lot of fun doing this room and I have no regrets. It is slow going though when you only have a couple of hours each night to get work done, or trying to work the noise of tools around a sleeping child. But we got there in the end! I hope you enjoyed seeing what we accomplished!

xx Amy

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It looks awesome! It 'feels' so much more serene now, too. I love it. :) Perfect colours!


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