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Adam’s bedroom!

Back in June, I started a blog with my good friend Adam to document renovations I was urging him to make on his house. I’m so happy to see that he has finished (well, minus the furnishings) some pretty amazing work on his bedroom, and I have to make mention of it here.

Um, WOW!!! How gorgeous is that blue painted floor? Adam removed layers of carpeting and linoleum, took down the dropped ceiling, restored the door and hardware, repaired the original plaster walls, removed and closed off a badly leaking chimney, and did countless other things in his quest to make a space for himself that is peaceful, clean, and totally Adam. I know it’s been an emotional ride (as renovations often are, and I say that from experience!), but I believe that the results of this transformation will inspire Adam to carry his skills throughout his house to make every inch of it a place to be proud of. (Stay tuned to Adam’s blog to see everything come into place!)

As a reminder of just how far you can come in just over four months of weekends, here’s an glimpse at what Adam’s bedroom looked like before. Isn’t it amazing how much the space changed?

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15 Comments

  • Reply Lesley November 10, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Oh wow! It looks so much brighter and bigger….amazing job Adam!

  • Reply Kim November 10, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Anna,
    I found your blog about a month ago and I love it! It’s so inspiring, and makes me want to start on our kitchen, which we keep putting off … Also just have to say, your dogs are gorgeous! 🙂

  • Reply Cassie November 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Okay, I just checked out the “before” and that is officially A.MAZ.ING. Congratulations to Adam! I’ve been lurking around your blog for months (love it!) but I just had to comment on this transformation 🙂

  • Reply Michelle November 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    What an amazing transformation! I can’t wait to see it with furniture.

  • Reply Fiona November 10, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Wow, such a great job! Love how it came together, and is a major change.

  • Reply jennifer in sf November 10, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Holy moly! That is amazing. And the floor looks GREAT! What a good choice.

  • Reply Adam November 10, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you so much Anna! I’ve been so emotional today about it, finally seeing how it has come together! It really surpassed what I thought I was going to be able to accomplish, especially since I was originally considering hiring a contractor to do it. I honestly think if I had hired someone it wouldn’t have come out so “me” as you say. I was going to start moving stuff back in tomorrow, but the floor paint still seems a little fragile, so I may have to wait until this weekend. I’m just so anxious to finally sleep in there again!

  • Reply Benita November 11, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Way to go Adam and Anna!!!

  • Reply Concha November 11, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Oh my goodness! It’s not possible that you’re talking about the same room!… It’s beautiful now and I’m in love with the painted floor.

  • Reply erin@designcrisis November 11, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Wow, the ceiling and floor made a huge difference! Now can you come over to my house and boss me around a bit? I think you might be a better decision maker than me…

  • Reply heather November 11, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I do love that floor – what a great color! Nice work Adam!

  • Reply annie November 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    those blue floors make me ache inside. the before and after is amazing. it looks so bright and cozy now.

  • Reply jenny November 11, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I just stumbled onto this blog today and kudos to adam! Looking at the before and after you can hardly tell that its the same room!

  • Reply kerrie November 11, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Where is the fixture from?

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 12, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Kerrie, I bought the shade at Target several years ago. It didn’t work for me in my house, so I donated it to Adam’s cause. 🙂

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