Room Redos - Guest Bedroom With New Exposed Chimney

I just finished part I of my guest bedroom redo and it is now ready to bring in furniture and decor!

Guest bedroom with new exposed chimney

Here is a before shot of the room (after I cleared it out). The room was this color of yellow when I bought the house... it doesn't look too bad in these pictures until you get up close... trust me, it wasn't pretty.

I had already painted the ceiling in this picture... thankfully it is a small room, I hate painting ceilings!

Above the window, you can see one of the units for the new ductless heat pump I had installed. This eliminated the need for baseboard heaters in my house! Yippee!

The chimney in my house is exposed down in the kitchen and I liked the look so much I decided to tackle exposing the brick upstairs in this bedroom by myself... yes I know... I question my sanity sometimes as much as those around me do!! :o)

Here it is after most of the old drywall had been removed (sorry for the bad cell phone pics).

It was at this point that I questioned my own sanity and requested help from dad!

Turns out that I am quite sane and didn't need my dad's help after all... this time.

The 2x4's were what made me think maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew. For a moment I thought maybe they were load bearing and I wouldn't be able to remove them, but once I got all the drywall off I could see that they were just tacked in with a couple of nails. A few good whacks with the hammer and some brute force and out they came!!

I covered the two 2x4's on the sides, next to the walls with drywall, taped, mudded, sanded, and trimmed out the top and bottom.

I even mitered the corners which is amazing since all I have is one of those cheap hand mitering saws!

Next was painting the room. I chose a pretty grey color called Capricorn by Parker Paint.

All the trim, doors, and ceiling are painted with Super Hide White by Behr.

I love all the angles in this room and now the added interest of an exposed chimney!

**UPDATE** See the finished room here: Guest Bedroom - Part II


The Vintage Dresser said...

The uncovered chimney looks great! You did a good job!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Love love love the exposed brick in the room - actually I love everything about the room - the color you chose is just gorgeous against all the white trim - and I think dormer rooms are precious
What a beautiful home you've created
Can't wait to see what you finally did with that box in your new walk in closet!!!!

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Tania....I love it! It looks fantastic. I love the exposed chimney and the grey is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the dressing room reveal...:)

Blessings Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Sam I Am...... said...

Okay, I have to go take a nap tired me out just reading about all you did! It looks wonderful and you trimmed the chimney out beautifully! You are my new BFF because I am getting ready to move and buy a "fixer-upper" hopefully and you're doing exactly what I would do and basement and a few other rooms look like an episode from hoarders! LOL! I move things around when I'm painting and clearing out. I've been doing some decorating before I put this place on the market but no more than I have to as I want to save all my money and energy for my new place. Keep up the great work! I feel hopeful now! Thanks!

Sharon Lane said...

Tania your house is beautiful! How exciting to find exposed brick. I used to live in a cute little 1920's victorian cottage. I loved that house and miss living in an old house. I'm with you on painting ceilings. No fun at all! I can't wait to see more. I'm following you now so I don't miss any of your progress. :)