Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Great Bedroom Remodel - Part 3 The End

Day... um.. .not a freaking clue. They're all kinda running together at this point, but here is what all the fuss was about. Notice the natural stone-like texture? Unplanned. I'm sure the Germans have a word for "something that came out entirely different than what was planned but everyone seems to think it looks pretty good, and well, at least it's unique and interesting and hey, you can put tile down if your realtor advises it in a year or two". The Germans have a lot of very specific words.

Also, the more observant of you might have noticed that the walls are purple. Yeah, I'm as surprised as you are.

This is my wife. Our bed is in the kitchen. The hall is impassable from the sheer number of tools, paraphernalia and junk clogging it. The floor is done and the end is in sight.

At the point in the bedroom floor project where Rosie the Riveter herself could have been forgiven for saying, "Screw this. Let's put the furniture back in," my darling wife shook her head, rolled up her sleeves, cursed Rosie for a pathetic slacker and said, "Let's paint!"

I want to go on record as saying I don't hate this color, but I do have to document how we decided on it. I said, "Honey, I think with a dark brown floor, we should stick to earth tones. How about a nice green?" She said, "No. This."

Problem solved. The room's theme is now "Spring Comes to the Stone Quarry."

"Nah, dude. I'm sure it's cool to hang out here. Nobody would dare paint us purple in an effort to teach us not got get underfoot."

No animals were harmed (yelled it isn't harming!) or painted purple at any point in this project.

Some wives delve into the depths of their husband's closet and find... things. Porn. Letters from old girlfriends. Posters for progressive rock bands. No, my closet is far more shameful.
I'm not normally a fan of photos of me, but I hate painting (and home improvement in general, really) and since I'm pretty sure photo captions don't allow me to use the 1000 words I'd need to convey just how much, here's a picture.
My brother, David "Will Work for Food" Marshall and me moving the dresser back into the room. I have yet to push him past limit of what he'll do for a Caniac Box. I'm further sickened by the fact that he's the thin one.
"Did you hear something?"

"Nope."

"You sure? It sounded like a 'squeak'."

"Nope."

"Dude, it was pretty loud."

"No, I didn't hear a thing, it's late, I'm tired and we still have to move the bed in. Do you want that Caniac box or not?"

We spent all this time and energy painting this room and for two-thirds of any given day, the only ones who are there to look at it are colorblind.


Thank you guys for tagging along in our first real adventure into DIY projects!  Because Chris is busy at work and can't write a proper ending to this, I'm just going to go ahead and hit the ole 'publish' button but I wanted to take a few minutes and seriously tell you how amazing and awesome he is.  He single-handledly took on this mountain of a project (and with his brothers help!) and made this happen!  What started out as a simple carpet pickup and removal turned into a 2 and a half week long major project but in the end, we couldn't be more pleased with how it came out.   My only contribution was with the painting.  So big time kudos go out to Chris and David for doing all the hard stuff.   







28 comments:

  1. "Spring comes to Stone Quarry" ROFL best line ever!! Huge kudos to both of you it looks great!

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  2. I am SO impressed by Chris's home improvement skills--and writing skills!! He is so descriptive and has a great sense of humor!! :) You should get him to start a blog, I'd def follow it. You both did an awesome job with this, and now you can sit back and enjoy it. Congrats!

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    1. He would love to hear you say that. I want him to get back to more writing again. He's so good at it! He had a blog for like a minute there. Maybe we can convince him to resurrect it. :)

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  3. I love it, especially the German word for whatever happened concept. It looks great and I like it with the purple walls (our dining room is the same color so I may be biased). I do think it keeps it from being too dark and "earthy". Great work, now I have to get the energy to give it a try too! We've got some NASTY old carpet that needs to go and we can't afford new flooring.

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    1. Thanks April! (I will totally pimp out Chris to go to Florida if you guys need any help! LOL)

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  4. Wow! Looks awesome! Totally worth the work!

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  5. Wow - LOVE the floor - it looks awesome! Is it concrete with a stain?

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  6. I love it!!! The floor looks great!!!

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  7. I like it Desiree it looks really nice. How are you doing today girl?

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    1. Thanks Raine! I'm doing good! So so so ready for the weekend though!

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  8. I agree, your husband has some mad skills :) Gotta love a man that respects "No, this." Have you picked out your next project?

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    1. Hahaha I love you for saying that. No, not yet. I think Chris wants to do some car touch up stuff to his car and he has to reorganize the garage too. Since the floor experience, all sorts of tools and whatnot got shoved into odd places, so a little reorg may be in order.
      Eventually, I have a honeydo list for him though and next up will be replacing the sinks in both the bathrooms and the kitchen.

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  9. I love love LOVE the Star Trek in the closet. :) That was one of the questions I had for my husband before I married him - what geek-dom will I find in the closet when I move in? Congrats on finishing your room! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks! Yea, he was Star Trek and I am Star Wars but we make it work. He is also a Rolling Stones fan and I'm a Beatles one. Who says opposites don't attract!?!? :)

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  10. Great job Chris, love the purple, adorable kitties helping and that closet item... Sheldon would be proud ;)

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  11. Every closet should have a Star Trek shirt in it!

    Congratulations on completing this project, it is always awesome to follow the progress you are making whether it's a healthy lifestyle project, or a DIY project...

    Keep up the good work!

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  12. Great job guys! The room looks amazing! It was nice of David to help out with the remodeling, with food as the only payment. Haha! By the way, those cats look like they’re having a great time while you guys were busy with work. Anyway, thanks for sharing this lovely post, and all the best to you guys!

    Hope Underwood @ Level and Square Construction

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