Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Disco Era Is Over

When we were naming the various bedrooms it was not too hard to decide that this just had to be the disco room.

It's hard to grasp everything wrong with this 70's throwback so here are the highlights:
  • Globe lights
  • Glitter finish popcorn ceiling
  • Dark paneling
  • Green/yellow shag carpet
  • Baseboard heaters
When snow interfered with our Memorial Day plans we did a little work on the room, stripping some of the paneling
 And framing in a plumbing wall for the future master bathroom
 
In order to have a master bathroom we stole 5' from the disco room.  This left a comparatively small room, only 9'6" x 10'.
 We incorporated this short section of hallway into the roo
and moved the closet several feet to the south, restoring the disco room to a respectable 9'6" x 13'6".
Since the disco room's only window was now part of our bathroom we needed to frame in a new window on the west wall
We scraped the popcorn ceiling and hung sheetrock

And did the whole mud, tape and texture thing.  We decided to paint the three non-master bedrooms the same color.  It will provide a sense of continuity and will spare me from having to choose paint colors for the other two rooms.

We're loving the crown molding.  We had originally planned to only buy crown molding for the master bedroom because of the cost.  But I found someone selling a box of crown on Craigslist.  For $200 we were able to buy enough crown to do the entire 1st floor (minus the hallway).

Just for reference:
Before
 After

Before

 After
The window faces our neighbor's garage.  It's not a great view but we found some nice blinds to take care of that.
As soon as I finished touching up the paint on Saturday I started moving in.  We'll be living in this room for the next few months.

Luke spent the weekend working on the exterior instead of working on his thesis.  I'll post more about that later.

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