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The Master Bedroom is Complete!

January 24, 2011

Finally we can breathe a sigh of relief as we can move into the Master Bedroom. . .every repair and redo is complete.

We will get new lights once we find what we’re looking for and we can save up for them.  A Victorian looking ceiling fan would be ideal, both for energy and looks.

Just to recap how we spent the past six months doing the master bedroom, I’ve written out how we spent every single day working:

  1. My dad and Bill pulled out sheetrock covering windows
  2. Dad and Bill removed “closet” made of sheetrock
  3. Bill and I redid all sash cords for front windows
  4. Bill puts in window moulding
  5. Bill removes the red shelves in the nook

    Goodbye red shelves

  6. Karyn cleans floors and Bill stabilizes plaster
  7. Karyn finishes last two windows and sash cords; Bill put up moulding and scraped sashes for priming
  8. Bill painted sashes
  9. Bill worked on moulding and Karyn learned to plaster
  10. Bill plastered
  11. Bill plastered and Karyn chipped paint and primed moulding
  12. Bill plastered
  13. Bill stabilized cracks and removed light fixtures
  14. Bill plastered
  15. Sanding the plastered ceiling

  16. Bill and Karyn laid in mesh ceiling and plastered corners
  17. Bill plastered ceiling
  18. Bill plastered ceiling second coat
  19. Bill plastered nook and ceiling
  20. Bill sanded ceiling and plastered nook
  21. Bill primed
  22. Bill and Karyn laid in mesh for hairline cracks
  23. Bill plastered back wall over mesh and touched up
  24. Bill finished putting in moulding and touched up plaster
  25. Bill and Karyn primed woodwork
  26. Karyn painted ceiling
  27. Karyn painted second coat on ceiling
  28. Bill and Karyn painted walls
  29. Bill painted second coat on walls

    Painting the walls

  30. Bill plastered and repaired nook
  31. Bill sanded and primed nook
  32. Bill painted the closet
  33. Bill painted the first coat in the nook
  34. Bill painted second coat in nook and Karyn cleaned the floor
  35. Karyn and Bill painted woodwork
  36. Karyn and Bill painted woodwork again
  37. Karyn did a first run stencil test
  38. Bill sanded the floor
  39. More sanding
  40. Karyn stenciled
  41. Bill sanded edges on floor
  42. Bill sanded corners, cleaned the floor and applied the first oil coat
  43. Bill applied the second coat
  44. Bill applied the third coat

    Cleaning windows

  45. Bill sanded the lamb’s wool fuzz, cleaned and applied the 4th coat
  46. Bill put up the hardware
  47. Bill built his closet shelves
  48. Bill put up the base moulding
  49. We cleaned the woodwork and painted the base moulding
  50. Bill put up shoe moulding and curtain rods
  51. Cleaned!

Whew, that was a lot of work, and well worth it, I think.  I hope you enjoy the before and after photos below. It is quite a difference.

I’ll post pics of the finished stencil work and decorated room once we have completely moved in and are settled.  Then you can stay tuned for our next project.  Let me know if you enjoyed the step by step posts of this room, and we can do the same for the next piece of the house.

The wall which hides two windows

View of the nook

Get a load of those floors and pink trim

Sheetrock gone, ready for plaster

In full plaster mode

Completed room (minus the light)

View of the nook with crib ready for baby

View towards closet and hallway

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Sarah permalink
    January 24, 2011 10:28 am

    It’s gorgeous!!!

  2. Aunt Donna permalink
    January 24, 2011 10:33 am

    You did a amzing amount of work in the room! Can I hire you and Billy?

  3. January 24, 2011 10:36 am

    WOW!! amazing transformation Karyn!! love the nook what a perfect nursery!! and Congratulations, so excited for you! Seems like I’ve missed a lot with all the craziness going on here. Sounds like this year will be full of so much new and wonderful things for you. :]

  4. Holly Smiekel permalink
    January 24, 2011 5:48 pm

    Wow! It looks absolutely amazing!

  5. caroyal permalink
    January 25, 2011 9:42 am

    It is just beautiful, Karyn and Bill! A truly amazing transformation! I can’t wait to see it in person. I love y’all.

  6. January 25, 2011 10:05 am

    Thank you all! 🙂 We’re so pleased with it and so happy that this room is complete! We’ll move our furniture in this week and I’ll post pics of the decorated space. Then, we’re on to something new!

    Do come see our house in person, anytime. Even you Florida people. 😉

  7. donna jean permalink
    January 25, 2011 5:32 pm

    what a great job!~ i love the idea of the nook for the nursery- close enough- but far enough for some privacy too… perfect!

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