Saturday, December 27, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

I've stopped watching BBC's You Are What You Eat and resumed watching TLC's Property Ladder. The motivation has returned! Part of Matty's Christmas present was to surprise him with installation of carpet in the 3rd bedroom. (Long story on why it was sitting rolled up in the 2nd bedroom for many months.) I spent the 23rd repainting the room and the morning of the 24th getting the carpet installed while Matt was at work.

Orginal room with yellow walls and blue carpet:

Repainted with Matt's choice of green (that I hated):

And finally, the new gray paint that flows with the rest of the house and new carpet:

When Matt arrived home, I shut the door and told him to check out the "finishing touches" that I made to room after painting. We joked that I hung up some new decor, specifically kitty posters ordered from Scholastic. He opened the door and was shocked. He loved it!

We'll still need to decorate in here but that's another battle. lol I'd like something modern/contemporary and Matt wants something with cars or aeroplanes. I think a nice compromise is if I can find pictures of what he likes but in black/white and mat it in contemporary frames.

Project cost breakdown:
Flooring: $350
Paint: $14
Light switches/outlets: $7
Light fixtures: $20
Total: $391


mrs.leah.maria said...

It looks phenomenal and at what a minimal cost. I can't believe the transformation for that much!

'dee said...

Looks amazing! That really transformed the room. Love it.

Danielle said...

Looks awesome! Love the paint color

Meredith said...

Looks great! Did you use two shades of gray or one? I can't tell if the difference is due to lighting, or if it's just a different color!

Megs said...

Thanks everyone! :) Odd, it must be the lighting. There was only one shade of gray (Clydesdale by Kilz). The very last pic best reflects the color.

After browsing, it looks like the decor will be vintage transporation: planes, trains, and automobiles! Errr... actually motorcycles instead of automobiles.

Freckles Chick said...

Love love love the transformation! Such a perfect shade of gray. And the transportation theme is so unique--can't wait to see it!