As you guys know, we have a little girl on the way arriving next month, and after adding a Murphy bed to our office to accommodate guests, we’re ready to tackle the ol’ beige guest room, and turn it into a nursery!
The “Before” of the room is pretty innocuous, but it’s also pretty boring. Just like the entire rest of the house, this room was painted beige too. I’m not kidding, from the kitchen to the bath to the living room to the bedrooms. EVERY room was painted the same color beige. Above is a picture of the room from the For Sale listing and you can see even the hallway was beige. No real complaints here though, beige is easier to cover up than say deep royal purple!
Before we could even think about pretty finishes, we had to address the looming ice damage issue that had been making us nervous since we bought this place. The home is 90 years old, and sits at the Northwest corner, so it had decades of ice damage from before heat tape was invented. We knew the dams were no longer a reoccurring issue because nothing was wet, moldy or smelly in here, but the ceiling crest drooped on the wall (in the photo above), and we just thought: let’s make absolutely sure we know what’s back there before the baby takes up nest in here. Unfortch, Ken was gun-ho to get moving in here, and I wasn’t able to snap a shot of the drooping ceiling crest before he tore into it. Hopefully though, the rotted 2×4’s in the photo below will help get the point across.
Make sure to check back as I’ll be sharing weekly and bi-weekly updates of progress as it happens in here!
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