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Bedroom Redo 2011

 
 
Swimpy
 
Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 02:56 pm
OK folks. You've helped me before on my kitchen remodel and my landscaping project. So now I request your input on my next project, the remodel of an upstairs bedroom. I'll post some pictures of what it looks like now, but it's basically a converted 1/2 story of a story and a half house. The upstairs is one room that we made a bedroom alcove at one end, the stairs and a hallway on the other end and a small bath in the middle.

We finished off this level in about 1993, but it still has white walls and the cheap carpet that has seen better days. I'm planning to paint and install wood floors. the rest will be stuff like bedding, furniture, lighting, and art. I have a comforter set already.

So, the pictures will be following. I'm not the greatest photographer so we'll see how it goes.
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 02:58 pm
@Swimpy,
Ooh, goody!
Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:06 pm
@Swimpy,
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc18008bc38d00000030O01Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Standing at the east end of the upstairs, stairs on the right hallway ahead.You can see the west wall at the far end.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc18f4aa42e600000030O01Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
That's my interior decorator Juan taking down the ceiling fan.

Swing to the right and there is the bed alcove with my messy bed. Keeping the bed, just replacing the matress.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc188388835700000030O01Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Here's the other wall of the alcove

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc19e137a39500000060O11Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:07 pm
@ossobuco,
I'm glad you're here, m'dear. Our first task is to pick a paint color. The painter is coming tomorrow! Yikes. I will find a picture of the comforter so we can go from there.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:10 pm
@Swimpy,
Here's the comforter http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=484238&CategoryID=22747

I just have the two blue shams and the bedskirt. I thought I could try to match the blue, but that would be a lot of blue. Then I thought what about a neutral, like a parchment color. Green would be striking in just the right shade but I have a lot of green rooms already.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:14 pm
It's a nice room..
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:17 pm
@ossobuco,
My first thought is a several-shades-lighter version of the sort of greyed rose colored pillow.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:20 pm
@ossobuco,
Juan is averse to any shades of pink. I think it would be beautiful, though. One other thing that makes pain color tricky is the woodwork color. It's of a caramel tone with lots of yellow in it.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:30 pm
http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/2/optimized/848242_fpx.tif

a little tricky with caramelly wood isn't it

there is that apricot-y yellow on the bolster - next to what seems to be a sage green leaf - could you pick up one of those whites that has an apricot undertone? I'd go fairly white with this bedding. Lots of great accents to work with - but I'd be cautious with the blues because of the woodwork
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 03:56 pm
@ehBeth,
I agree with the apricot, that was in my mind too. There are many versions of "apricot" (says the long time paint chip collector) but it could be a pleasing range of colors. I was thinking on the light side too, whatever color..
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 04:35 pm
@ehBeth,
I think in real life the apricot color is more of a coral. I just returned from the paint store. I'm within inches of choosing a neutral buff tone. The reason I'm leaning that way is to give myself some flexibility in the non bedroom area. I will be putting a sitting area adjacent to the stairs. I used to have a futon there for spill over guests, but I moved that into the computer room.

An organic green is definitely in the future somewhere. I'm kind of going for a spa-like look without it being too stark.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 04:42 pm
@Swimpy,
That makes sense.
Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 05:36 pm
@ossobuco,
It's not very exciting, but I think it's the way to go. I stll have.t taken the bedding out of it's package. I may still find something I like better,
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 05:39 pm
@Swimpy,
What's the purpose of the bedroom? Is it a spare room/guest room? Is it your getaway bedroom when you need your space? Is it going to be the master bedroom when finished?

What direction do the windows face?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 05:47 pm
@Swimpy,
White crisp walls would look nice, something like this...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZLyDLwU8WsY/TJQDzH3BrlI/AAAAAAAAIq0/BUP4qWrBrag/s1600/Paddington+11.jpg
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 06:23 pm
The first thing I thought when I saw that bedding was "Marie Antoinette, French Countryside."

I would definately make one of the walls, maybe an alcove, the apricot color, and 2 of the walls the darker shade of blue from the comforter.
You could even look into wall paper for a small section of the room, bringing it all together.

Are you commited to that headboard? Just askin'
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 06:34 pm
The Sherwin Williams website has a new tool where you can upload a photo of the room and then select colors to paint various areas of the room. I tried it out by uploading one of your photos and then masking the specific areas such as the back wall, side walls and ceiling.

Here's a link to it.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/paint_color_palette/visualizer/

Also, if you want to use some of the embroidery colors found in the pillows that ehBeth posted, here are the hex numbers for some of them.

You can input the numbers at this site to get a color swatch:

http://www.color-hex.com/

1. pale yellow #FCFCBE

2. dusty pink #D1B8BB

3. medium gray #B6B1AD

4. greenish gold #B3AD6F

5. light blue gray #D7DAC9

6. pink #E0B9BC

Here are direct links to the color swatches in the same order as listed above:

http://www.color-hex.com/color/fcfcbe

http://www.color-hex.com/color/d1b8bb

http://www.color-hex.com/color/b6b1ad

http://www.color-hex.com/color/b3ad6f

http://www.color-hex.com/color/d7dac9

http://www.color-hex.com/color/e0b9bc


My choices would be either number 1 or 5, the pale yellow or light bluish gray.

Regarding the woodwork, you can alter the stain color a bit if you find it difficult to find something to go with the current color.

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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 07:23 pm
@CalamityJane,
CJ, It's already white, been that way for about 20 years now. I want something other than white.

Chai. I don't have all the pillows and bolsters. It will be much more streamlined. And I am committed to the headboard.

Buttrfly, I've been using that tool. So, I've settled on a coloro called Believable Buff.

Now for the floor. My first choice is a walnut. Here's a couple of photos of the sample. the light plays tricks with the colors, but it is a deep warm brown with caramelly streaks-just yummy. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc183798831d00000030O01Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc19ad4e22fa00000040O11Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D1/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


This will be a major part of my budget. I'm still waiting for the flooring guy's quote. If it's too steep, I'll probably go with the red oak that I have in the rest of the house. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1dc27b3127ccefc183438421400000030O01Abs2LFy3aswe3nw0/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

The reason I'm doing this room in the first place is to replace the carpet, which hubs is allergic to, with hardwood.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 07:24 pm
@Butrflynet,
This is the master bedroom and my sanctuary.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 07:27 pm
I have a bias toward the red oak to match the rest, but my bias shouldn't affect what you love... just that it'd be fine if that price is out of line.
 

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