So the “Yellow Room” was one of two upstairs bedrooms. It was one of the easiest rooms to tackle, so we started on it right away. (We actually finished this before the bathroom, but the time lines all overlap so… anyway)
The very best part about this house was the existing bead board. The bedrooms both had it, and later we also discovered it in the hallway. (after layers of junk peeling… just you wait!) The funniest part of this room was the flooring, you will see what I mean in a second.
I do have a few regrets for this room though. First, I wish I had kept the top rug! Now that I look back at it, I see the coolness of it. It would have been awesome in a little girls room or a funky living room. It only needed to be cleaned! But like I said, we learned how and what to save over time, so it wasn’t a lesson I had learned yet!
Also, we didn’t have the time to finish this project. We built a new closet and made doors to match the existing door to the bedroom, and didn’t ever get to install them before we sold the house. So Sad! It would have been the perfect finishing touch.
Also, it would have been fun to have some of the furniture painted white… It would have looked so crisp and fun… Alas, we left the chair and book shelf when we moved, and the bed is still unfinished (I am debating on painting it bright pink??? DO I DARE?)
Okay, here is the process.
Okay, to work… First I ripped out all the layers of flooring, how many do you think there were? Oh, I know, lets count.
First, the cool pink oriental rug. dang it!
Second, three patches at the end of the room of random carpet.
Third, wool shell patterned carpet (which also would have been so cool if it wasn’t so thrashed. (in the picture below I am rolling this layer back.
Fourth, green rubbery carpet padding (kind of like those rug grippers that we have today only huge and 1/2 inch thick.)
Fifth, Now this was also REALLY cool, a vinyl rug. Isn’t that cool? Another thing that I would have loved to keep if it had been in better shape.
Seventh, the actual floor! Finally.