We recently shared our project plans for 2013 with you (you can read more about them here). One of the main projects we’d like to tackle this year is a complete overhaul of our second bedroom. This is what it looked like before filling it with junk on the day of the move.
As it was the only room that didn’t have a carpet that was soaked full of dog pee, it was the room we first slept in after moving in.
While most of the work required is cosmetic, a few things will have to be done by the professionals. The electrics need an overhaul and the radiator needs replacing. We’d also like to strip all of the wallpaper and assume that the walls and ceiling will then have to be replastered.
If you think we’re mad taking on another project, you’d probably be right! For once though, we have a reason as my sister and family will be coming to visit us over Easter. It would be lovely to have a guest bedroom that’s welcoming.
Except for hanging some curtains an adding a bit more furniture we haven’t had time to do anything to the room. In an ideal world, this is what we’d like to do in order to get the room ready for our guests.
- Paint the bed
- Restore Door
- Strip and Paint Skirting
- Replace Fireplace
- Sort wardrobe
- Paint the chest of drawers
- Find a chair
- Strip walls and ceiling
- Replaster walls and ceiling
- Replace window
- Remove laminate flooring
- Refinish original floorboards
- Find bedside tables
- Sort electrics
- Replace plumbing
- Find lampshade
Of course a complete guest bedroom makeover isn’t going to happen before March, not least because our budget won’t stretch that far, but it would be nice to finish as much as possible.
Is there anything you do to make your guests feel welcome? Do you have any tips for us? We’re not sure about a colour scheme at the moment, do you have any suggestions?