Monday, January 18, 2010

Serendipity Market & A Bedroom Makeover!

Oh my!  It's been over a week since I've posted!  What a month January has been! Traveling, gift markets, surgery, crazy weather, and.....a bedroom makeover?  Well hey, we had to squeeze it in before all the trucks begin arriving NEXT WEEK!


I can't believe it's almost time to begin our shoppe makeover for our 2nd annual Serendipity Market (photo above is from last year's event)!

It's planned for Saturday, February 20th 9am - 5pm, with a champagne brunch from 9am - 11am.   It's the exact date of last year's Serendipity Market...that makes it easy to remember, right?  I will share lots more details in future posts ....we've got big surprises planned for you!  We will very soon be in the middle of our own three ring circus with all the transformation activities!

Meanwhile, I'm relishing the opportunity to relax with a bedroom makeover before the craziness kicks in again!

Do you remember this room at 5th Place?


In its' original state when we purchased it, with sponge painted green walls, badly water damaged floors, built in particle board cabinets?

How could you forget?  Perhaps you wanted to.  I know I did, but aren't before pictures rewarding?



We kicked off the project by removing the cabinets and shelves and applying fresh paint.  Those green sponged walls were quickly transformed with "Cottage Linen" and the trim was freshened with "Clean White".

Next, the floor....*sigh - big sigh*.  What an utter mess.  Attempts to salvage were futile, the water stains were too deep.  So, we took a new direction to save the floors and recruited help from the big guns - I rented a commercial belt sander!  Have you ever used one of these things?  It's a riot...I felt so powerful!

After sanding the entire floor 3 times, we primed and sealed the remaining water stains using some of the Zinsser products, great prep tools!

Prep for what you ask?  My favorite part of the project thus far!  I've been in love with them since I first saw them in books and blogs about Swedish Interiors and decided to go there for this room.

Two coats of primer, three coats of floor paint later and...
a white floor is born.

I love it!  We finished it off with a clear sealer made for garage floors.  This was an afterthought when we realized a matte finish, white, wood floor would be virtually impossible to keep clean.  I love the fresh look, but love the easy maintenance even better!

5th Place is smiling.

Furniture is next.

Want to see more?...






35 comments:

FILIGREE MOON said...

So, I'm sitting here watching the game (are you?) and catching up on email and blogs. This room transformation is just amazing. So refreshing, so Swedish. I share your site and blog with others looking for a change. I find myself today wanting to move right into that room. :) I do envy your energy and knowhow! And yes, more inspiration would be great, as it helps to see big projects actually come to beautiful fruition. Thanks for visiting me today and for your kind words. My post was a tad melancholy, not my usual fare, so thanks for validating me! ~ Angela

The Green Pea said...

I am watching the game also and blogging. It must be catchy! Laurie Anna your room is beautiful. I love the floor. One of my friends did the same thing but she painted a few French words on the floor here and there. It was very nice also. I am looking forward to see your new treasures. Best to you. sandi

The Green Pea said...

I am watching the game also and blogging. It must be catchy! Laurie Anna your room is beautiful. I love the floor. One of my friends did the same thing but she painted a few French words on the floor here and there. It was very nice also. I am looking forward to see your new treasures. Best to you. sandi

HowryFamily said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the floors!!! I have a house built in 1883 and we have the same problems with the floors. Water stains:( and I'm afraid no matter how much I sand them down they'll still be there. Sooo I'm trying to talk the husband into painting them white like yours! Could you perhaps post more detailed directions of exactly what you used? I would love to do this!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Yes Angela, we are watching the Cowboys this afternoon. It was a tradeoff. I watch the game with him, he helps me move furniture after. I think I got the better of that deal!

La Dolfina said...

Wow...just beautiful!
Can't wait to see more :)
xo
Terri
I love the Serendipity Market. I just did a post recently on a serendipitous score. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and visit sometime.
Happy Sunday!
xo
Terri
http://ladolfina.blogspot.com

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Howry Family, I think I may do future post with details about white floor project. It was a little more involved than this post reflects, but wasn't that difficult. The hardest thing was giving myself permission to do it (we have pets and lots of traffic)....and the "wait time" for drying between all the steps! I struggle with "waiting".

Cindy said...

Laurie Anna where is the new cottage at in Canton? Are you still going to keep the store on 19?
Cindy

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Cindy, the cottage we are renovating was purchased for the crew to stay in during the Canton shows...it's residential. We named it 5th Place.

The store, LaurieAnna's Vintage Home, is still on Hwy 19.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That floor is amazing, LaurieAnna! How gorgeous! The whole room looks so fresh now. I hope we'll be seeing more!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow! that is a full slate!
sounds like you are doing it brilliantly, bedroom changes are amazing...

Karen

Malisa said...

Yes, yes, yes! I want to see more, more, more! Love that white floor!

Lisa said...

I love painted floors! These look amazing! Can't wait to see the finished room.

Wizard of Was said...

Laurie Anna,
Just a simple question, but how'd you do all this with the schedule you've been keeping?! Girl, you got some super vits in you. I really love the transformation...so very clean and fresh. Now I can hardly wait so see what's next!
Gale

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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Laurie, the floor looks wonderful! I wish I had half of the energy that you have. I have already put the Serendipity Market on my calender.
Daphne

Faded Charm said...

I hope you do share more of your after photos. I've really been enjoying your mnakeover at "5th Place".

Hope you had a nice weekend.

Kathleen

~Amy Rose said...

LOVE the floor...LOVELY! And Serendipity is on my calendar!! Can't wait to hear more about it!! And.....I am loving my pretty feathered friend...the OWL! I could not put him up after Christmas...he is too pretty! Thank you for all the giveaways in Dec. and for gifting me my sweetlittle owl.

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

I hope you're recovering quickly and painlessly, my friend!

Lovely makeover, those floors are just wonderful!

Have a great week,
Anne

Jenn Greeley said...

Love the white floor!

FleaMarketTrixie said...

can't wait to see if finished, love the floor!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow Laurie, it's just beautiful. I'd love to post about your upcoming market if you'll send a flyer to post and I'll try my best to make it out.

paperjunk-lc said...

Dang those Cowboys ruined my Sunday!
Can't wait for Serendipity! Sounds like a girls trip needs to be planned!
The white floor is fab!
Have a great week.
Lucinda

Erin said...

Looks fabulous! That place is so lucky to have you to love on it! Can't wait to see more...keep us posted!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Would you look at that? Amazing! I love the floor. Love it! Sure, show us more. ~Mindy

All My Yesterdays said...

Catching up on blogs and this one took my breath away! I LOVE that floor idea...can't wait to see what else you do in there (O:

glimpse of my world said...

yep- for sure moving in now!! I love the white floors .. and all the white... love it love it... hugs!

Elsie said...

LaurieAnna~ You have been much too
busy for someone who just had surgery. Your floor looks great,
I was wondering could you have
bleached the stains out. Just curious. Missed you all week.:O)

glimpse of my world said...

Laurie Anna, heard Canton just hit with tornado... you and Willie okay? and your store? Hwy 19 looks bad! Prayers are with you...

paperjunk-lc said...

I too just heard about the tornado...sure hope everyone is safe and the store is unharmed.

Cathy said...

Been watching the pics and news about the tornado that touched down.......hope all is well with ya'll and the store! I am sure glad that it was not Canton Weekend! Hope to see ya this month when we are in Canton! Cathy ......Girls Gone Junkin

FILIGREE MOON said...

LaurieAnna - just saw the news and hope that you and yours are safe and unscathed by Mother Nature's fury. Blessings and peace to all ~ Angela

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Is there no end to your magic!? That room is gorgeous now! Cottage Linen was one of my final choices in my latest painting project! Love it with white!

sparkled*life said...

You never cease to amaze me! I LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to see it all put together!!

Sandy said...

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I am reoing my craft room on my blog posts....this doesn't even look like ti could have been the same room! LOVE the floor! Not for me, as I would obsess about every little thing on it, but it is beautiful! Yes, I want to see more photos please!