Tuesday, February 1, 2011

well overdue room reno blog

Hey Everyone!

So here is the final unavailing of our room. We all remember how hideous it was before right? (also notice the blinds, you are going to see them made over soon)

Two rooms, that were completely wasted space, so we decided to knock the wall down, and make it one nice cosy family room. We had to get a builder to remove the wall and put up a beam, as it was a load bearing room. He jacked it up on stilts, and took a few days.

After that we ripped up all the tiles and carpet, and smoothed out our concrete slab.
The boys spent a weekend hanging up all new plaster to cover the bricks, and make the wall have an even finish.
Then after sanding and finishing the plastering, we painted the whole room in dulux, cloud cream.
Then after leveling the floor,hubby spend HOURS AND HOURS laying our new timber laminate floor. He watched a video youtube and it told him it would take 2 hours. What a joke! all in all I'm pretty sure it took about 60 hours to finish the floor.

It looks so natural and I'm so in love with it.
Remember the old blinds? Well I spray painted them chocolate brown.
And here is the final product!

We soooo need a plasma to go on the blue stand

Am going to get a white coffee table and side tables

But I am so happy its all done!! Now it just needs some interior design magic and I'm so ready to go! I am starting an interior design diploma this week and I'm very excited!
Also, I am having my first give away next week, so If your not a follower make sure you sign up!
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  1. yay! love the room. I love the floors. I wish we had wood floors. And the rug under the coffee table, and the blinds, and the vlue stand. I just love it. So glad your husband didn't declare interior design war on you and fill the space with his crazy collection. So, is this giveaway open to U.S. residents by any chance?

  2. That looks amazing, Emma, you must be so thrilled to have it all done!

    We have lived through major renovtions in our home so I can relate to the 'during' photos, lots of hard work but worth it in the end :)

    xx Karen

  3. Oh!Oh!Oh!

    You did SUCH a good job!

    I love the couch, the rug, the blinds! GUSH!

  4. Wow, it looks amazing! What a transformation, I love your blue dresser and the rug is fantastic!

  5. oh my GOSH! that's flippin' amazing, great job you guys! that's what we do-home owner redos. they just take too long for my liking!

  6. Oh my it's beautiful. I want to knock out the wall between our kitchen and dining room ... still haven't convinced DH.

  7. That looks great! I would never have spray painted the blinds, great idea!!! :) Don't you just want to hang out in that room all the time now?

  8. Thanks for the lovely comments! I had nothing to loose, and really didnt want to fork out the money on new blinds, so I went against the hardware store guys advice and had a go! Worked out great!

  9. oh wow- that looks amazing! great job. I love the floors, and the blinds make the room pop

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  11. gorgeous new room.... hard to believe it is the same space!

  12. It looks awesome! What an amazing transformation! I found your blog on House of Hepworth.

  13. Awesome job there, and yeah, those floor do NOT go down in two hours!


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