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The First Room to Get Remodeled
Two months after “moving” into our new fixer upper, our niece called to say she was going to visit us. Our first reaction was, “Oh, my! We have to fix up a guest room fast.” She told us she was coming in two weeks. We went downstairs to the guest room and took another look. We knew right then, the guest room was our first room to get remodeled.
Our To Do list was like this:
1. Move all the boxes out and put them in our designated storage room.
2. Buy a platform bed from Ikea.
3. There was no time to take down the old fakey wood paneling, so we decided we would have to paint it white and also paint the hallway paneling white. This was a big job.
4. Buy new curtains.
We did all the easy and fun stuff first. The shopping was fun. There is a consignment furniture store that we like and found two black night stands and two blue and white asian style lamps to put on the stands. The sheets and the comforter were found at Macys on sale (no longer available, linked similar one here).
Now, we had to paint. Megan is our painter. Bless her! We bought two gallons of white paint. She painted the paneling but it needed another coat. Then she painted on another coat. It still didn’t cover. She put on 5 coats of the white paint! After that, she tackled the hallway. We went through 4 and 1/2 gallons of white paint. She finished the hallway just as our niece rang the doorbell. Whew! We talked and laughed for awhile, giving the paint a chance to dry as much as possible before we allowed her to go downstairs.
We did not get the bathroom done. It looked awful and still does today. The wall paper in there did not come off easily. There are many gouges in the drywall. But, the orange Formica and avocado green sink work fine as well as the white with yellow flecked tile in the shower. She was very understanding and we loved having her stay with us. The guest room looks great. We have had two other guests stay with us since our niece.