Monday, August 8, 2011

Black, Yellow, and Zebra Striped

What's black, yellow, and zebra striped??

My sister's BEDROOM! =)

To make a long story short, her bedroom is right by the bathroom, where a few years ago was a leak under the house. The moisture from that leak caused damage to Michelle's floor. A couple of weeks ago, while moving a chair for her, Danny and my brother realized just how bad it had gotten and decided it was time to replace the floor. The ENTIRE FLOOR.

Anyway, while they had the sub floor down they mentioned it would be the perfect time to paint, so that's just what we did.
I took BEFORE pics, and then couldn't find them ANYWHERE. Later, Jacob got up enough nerve to tell me he thinks they were one his SD card he uses for his trail camera and he deleted them. Oh well.
The walls have had the same wallpaper the entire time I was growing up in that house, and I'm pretty sure it's been there at least since the 60's or 70's. So it had seen better days.  But the wallpaper was still in good shape, just kinda worn and dirty, so we just sealed it all in with a oil based primer, and then we were able to paint over the primer with regular water based paint--DANDELION YELLOW-- with no worries about it causing the wall paper to lift. 

The ceiling, trim, and doors are all painted in an oil based black primer. And let me tell you, that stuff is SLICK looking. It's MESSY, but VERY glossy!

To finish it off, a zebra print border...err....zebra print GRAY TAPE was added for a border. Who knew they made such thing!!

The guys finished laying the new floor today, added a new black ceiling fan, replaced light switch covers and outlet covers with new BLACK ones, and gave her a brand new black shelf.

 I was a bit taken back by her color choices, but just walking in there makes me smile now. Because it IS very cool, and looks JUST like someplace my sister belongs.


Melanie said...

AWESOME!! The perfect place to spend her senior year!!

Rhonda said...

Wow, that's bold and bright - sounds like she'll enjoy it! :)