A little renovation. A little knitting.

May 25, 2011

Hi there! So the temperatures have been hitting high around here, and we’ve been working hard on the house. When we finished the kitchen we moved our work straight upstairs to start on our bedroom. Knowing that the room would be finished quick, since any construction was already completed in it months ago (new closet added), this was an instant gratification job.

And boy…does it feel good.

A few years ago, we wanted to find a good blue for the bedroom that would have the same qualities of the dark green on the first floor. Being somewhat muted and heathery. We picked a color and went with it.

YIP 2009 | 11/365 | Corners of my home

And did not get what the paint chip showed we would get. This was 2 coats of the blue, and there was still ghosting. A third coat would have made our room almost pitch black! So we picked a lighter blue, which also turned out to be a horrible choice. And then we gave up for a little bit, living with a patchwork blue room that was so utterly dark and not at all what we wanted.

Next up? Bedroom. Repainting + Reflooring

We moved our things out of the bedroom, which was easy since our bedroom furniture consists of a bed, a bedside table, a chair, and a lamp. We got rid of our dressers a year or so ago, when Kasy built me a closet of my very own. Our work in the bedroom consisted of scraping, spackling, sanding, repainting, and reflooring. Here are some before shots.

Next up? Bedroom. Repainting + Reflooring

Next up? Bedroom. Repainting + Reflooring

We decided to stick with the gorgeous light blue that was used in the kitchen (Behr’s Tropical Breeze), and painted the ceiling cream as we’ve been doing in all our rooms as we renovate, to maximize light flow in our dark dark house.

Master Bedroom

Then we added in the flooring. Ok. Let’s be honest. Kasy did the entire reflooring job, while I was at Maryland Sheep and Wool. What a good man.

After the floors were put in

Moved our stuff back in…and have never been happier with this room! It is so peaceful. So serene. It stays so nice and light even when dark outside. It’s beautiful in the early light of early morning.

Master Bedroom! Finished!

The futon isn’t staying, by the way. We’ve moved our work onto Kasy’s daughter’s bedroom and needed to put her bed somewhere during that time. So for now, we have a little couch. Or thing that I put my clothes on instead of putting them away. Which ever.

…….

So the other thing I’ve been working on is the last of my 3 remaining items on my knitting short list. I have all 3 started and all 3 underway. This is a sneak peak of some very gorgeous woolly knitting going on over here.

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It’s the Acer cardigan in Green Mountain Spinnery yarn (Maine Organic in light gray and Wonderfully Woolly in Pine Warbler for the edging).

Stay tuned tomorrow, I’ll be posted a quick little yarn giveaway in the theme of RED for Project Spectrum.

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4 Responses to “A little renovation. A little knitting.”

  1. Selkie Says:

    I love how light and fresh your home is. I’m quite jealous of the work you are doing. I’m starting grad school this fall and see most house projects going on the back burner until I graduate and make money again. Ergh. I’ll keep living vicariously through you.

    And your cardigan looks lovely! I especially love the idea of adding a trim color. I bought some yarn in Austin last year to make the Acer cardigan but haven’t started yet. Too busy trying to finish up old projects. But at least I know I’ve got plenty of yarn to last during my penny pinching graduate student days!

  2. Alice Says:

    Hoo the last choice of blue is the best!! Yeah! Really bright!

  3. preita Says:

    I hate ghosting on paint. Why didn’t you use a tinted primer? We painted our dining room in Ohio Home Depot Orange (which honestly rocked) but was as hard to get right as your blue. The finished room looks wonderful, you did a fabulous job. Also the combo of your grellow is rocking my world.

  4. Bridget Says:

    You are making such good progress on your knitting short list – I am terribly impressed.

    Nothing harder to find than the *right* blue …


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