Hubby was thrilled at the thought of a bedroom refresh project, especially since it involves me supervising and him laboring…everyone has their specialty. There’s never a project at our house that simply involves a fresh coat of paint, and this one held true to our pattern. We(as in me watching, him doing) removed old carpet and padding to reveal floors that needed sanding and refinishing. I didn’t exactly share the floor refinishing part until after he’d agreed to paint the room….a planned approach.
We found an old (poorly done) patch in the floor where the original back staircase had been removed. Hubby left the cut off spindles in place, because it is a part of the history, and replaced the oak boards with heart pine to match the rest of the floor.
I found a little painting tip for covering dark paint with light on Pinterest…a some of your color to the can of primer (we use Kilz). We’re then able to cover the dark color in two coats rather than three.
The floors after their first coat of clear finish. They aren’t perfect, but their 216 years old – so they’ve earned their marks.
I bought this little chest at Karen’s Emporium – it’s chippy and fab, but the green stripes didn’t go with the plan.
Milk paint saved the day – we painted the drawer fronts a flat red and love it. You’ll see it in the finished bedroom.
This the the sample board I kept beside my desk leading up to the project. I haven’t created one for the next project, best get busy…the winter aka no grass to mow months are almost here and I don’t want Hubby to feel unappreciated.
I already have the finished project ready for you to see….