The smallest room for the parents.
April 9, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I let my facebook friends know we had furniture to give away or buy….. and the process began.
With the bunk gone off to be loved by a family with smaller children and a plan … mostly in my head …. I emptied the room in preparation for the transformation.
I have always hated the dirty drab grey carpet, so in a moment of rashness, I ripped it up.
Our house also has a wall problem. The walls are basically a centimetre of powdery chalk backed by a chicken wire mesh.
Yes it is! … but quite common building practise or it’s era, I am told. Because it was built a long time ago, any bump causes the top layer to break away. Over the years we have covered these holes with paper, pictures or large sheets of board, or carefully hidden them behind furniture. I think I always though it would be super expensive to fix, but our friendly neighbour said he could do it…..and it was nowhere near the price I imagined.
What a great blessing to have a handyman next door.
As you can see…. fixed…. but still not particularly pleasing to the eye.
So (with mostly borrowed equipment)I painted. ….Thanks everyone who leant me things.
I’m really pleased with
- the dark grey floor and skirting boards
- apart from the paint and sugar soap we only purchased
- (2 new lamps $20 each IKEA) because one broke day the day after we had finished the room. We would have only bought one … but our old ones are no longer kept … we have had them a while.
- New white curtains at $30 from IKEA.
Total cost of the room makeover: about $230…including wall repair!