Kim’s long weekend

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2009 by KiM

This is the last day of my Easter weekend (5 days!) and it was fix-up-my-bedroom weekend. Plaster, sand, wait for it to dry, plaster, sand, wait for it to dry…..still waiting… hell with it, paint, paint, paint. This went on for 3.5 straight days. I was too impatient to do a great job but it was good enough. You can hardly tell there used to be a closet in my bedroom. Mission accomplished.

Here’s a quick glimpse (as I showed you all the other day) of the former room, looking at the mess that used to be the closet (and what a b*tch that was to patch):

I went with a very pale pink on the walls, which turns out to be hard to photograph accurately. I chose BM’s Elephant Pink at 25% strength, and BM’s Snowfall White for the trim and the floors. I need to give the floor a few days to cure so in the meantime I am sleeping on my DIY couch. Turns out painting laminate floors works quite well. (I plan on replacing all that cheap laminate with hardwood eventually). This morning I put out a few items I hope to use in the new bedroom, to give you an idea of where I’m going with this project. Vintage boho I’ll call it – which means I get to reuse alot of junk I already have as I am still trying to pay off my kitchen and funds are reeeeeally low.

Hopefully next weekend I’ll be able to move some furniture in there and get out to Ikea to get the rest of what I need (new headboard-less/footboard-less bed frame and bookcases). More photos to come after that happens.

Mlle says:

I just love that painting! Out of all of the items, it jumped right out at me. Sweet find πŸ™‚

Anonymous says:

Hello kim i would love to show you my apartement in Norway near Oslo. If you are interrested send me an email at πŸ™‚
Almost everything is white and modern:)

Blue Muse says:

The colors are stunning, and the floor is amazing, I love how it’s reflecting the wall color. Such a dreamy place to lay your head each night!
xo Isa

Wow! So pretty. I love the soft pink on the wall and those white floors! Ah! I’m in love!!

Garrett says:

I'm so jealous. I wish I could paint my floors :(. But, I don't think my landlord would be super cool about that ha.

Great look! It seems so much larger and I love your little cameo with the chair, stool and painting! Great color too.
Can’t wait to see the rest!
xx V.

kim. says:

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! And for the record, the wall showing in the photo is NOT the one where the closet used to be. πŸ™‚

Lindsay says:

Holeee. It’s fantastic! Those floors – and the pink’s so pale it’s almost tone-on-tone with the floor – really nice effect. Huge improvement.

Kirby3131 says:

I love that painting and I saw it at the other bloggers home. I forgot that she had sold it. How cool that she sold it to someone else that I follow. It just keeps showing up! Love it.

I would have primed the floor first, just because laminate flooring is a plastic and the paint might just come up in sheets in a few months. But then again, I haven’t painted laminate before.

I thought the peacock chair in the before photo was the same in the “inbetween” photo, but they are different!

Matahina says:

You left me dreaming – it looks fantastic. Well done! I have the same colour on some of my walls, and I have been phantasizing about painting my floors, but I never dared to, as itΒ΄s my landlords. But your results make me want to speak to him πŸ˜‰ Love the peacock chair and south sea feeling – you got me!

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