Update #3: The Bedroom

Oh man, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it.

Fun reminder–as I discovered while working on the living room–with a house like this, you don’t really get to go room by room, but you kind of work on all of them at once and nothing ever gets finished and everything gets dirtier and more covered with plaster dust, hahah.

But that’s okay! As we approach our August 29th moving date (yikes), we finally have a couple finished rooms, and I get to share one of them now: the bedroom! Yes, that’s right, when we move in at the end of this week we will have a place to sleep. Thank god.

Compared to some of the other rooms in the house, this one really wasn’t so bad to start with. Like it wasn’t great, and don’t get me wrong, it was full of old dirt and peeling walls, but you know, it wasn’t actively rotting or anything. So it wasn’t so bad.

Rio still had some walls to patch, though! Here’s some fun progression photos.

Look at this nasty peeling wall!
Never fear–Rio re-plastered the holes and primed it for us.
Had to deal with this peeling paint as well.
And gotta do SO MUCH window detail work. I am so tired.

Naturally, like all older houses, the room had a weird “3-different-shades-of-off-white” issue, so we went with ONE shade of off-white in the re-paint and added green accents because we already had green paint from the living room downstairs.

This changed the room a lot, I think! And also…. I had to draw attention to that view out the window. So dreamy.

You can see the variety of whites here.
And, although this isn’t the best lighting, (sunset), you can see the change post-repaint.

I love the difference between these last two photos! The green walls and white accents were my idea (and a calculated risk), but I think it brings a lot more life to the room.

When my brother came to visit, he let me know immediately that he is *not* a fan of the color, hahaha, but I kinda like it. It’s sage not slime. Oooor perhaps it is a slime green and Rio and I just happen to like slime.

Ever one to have a sense of humor, Rio has included some emojis to express his feelings about the wall before and after.

We also had to fix the sloped part of the wall. Here’s the plaster patches.
Here it is primed and ready to paint.
And here’s the final product!

And with that, we’re ready to move in (to this room)! Our final step today was to get a rug, because unfortunately, this floor is…. not very pretty. But we have to move in now so we figured … let’s just cover it up.

Oh, and we got a window AC unit because…. MA summer, haha. Gotta keep at least one room from being a wretched swamp hell.

As always, thanks for tuning in (and for still bothering to check in on us, since we update, like, monthly).

2 thoughts on “Update #3: The Bedroom

  1. Megan, what a difference in the house!!! You wrote that your time is up August 29. Then what?? I’m coming to Boston on the 8th of September. Can we get together?

    My number is 727.804.1659. Call me!

    Love, Auntie Marilyn

    On Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 17:55 Megan and Rio’s Ghost House Adventure wrote:

    > Megan posted: ” Oh man, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it. Fun reminder–as I > discovered while working on the living room–with a house like this, you > don’t really get to go room by room, but you kind of work on all of them at > once and nothing ever gets finished and eve” >

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