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Date: 8/9/12 10:50 PM

DD wants to move into the sewing room and let me have her room! Her room is larger, and has a much larger closet!
She says she is wanting to simplify, and have less stuff, including furniture. She sure won't be able to fit much in there, but I'm all for it! I've often said I would take over that room when she moves out.
I guess I need to seize the moment before she changes her mind.

I'll have to have the separate circuit I put in for my iron switched over, but her wall is on the other side. We'll also have to remove and reinstall the sewing counter, and get new lighting, but we're having other work done in the house, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Another thing I'm happy about is that she seems to want light pretty colors. I like orange, but I was so tired of the harsh orange walls and black furniture in her room! Painting over the orange isn't going to be fun, as I'm going to want a real light color, and this means having to paint the other room too (in addition to our bedroom), but it'll be worth it. I can make her help with painting, or she can keep the sewing room's present color, which she doesn't like.

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Date: 8/10/12 0:11 AM


As someone who has struggled with picking paint colors all this week.. I am gonna take two aspirin and post my reply in the morning..

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Date: 8/10/12 1:28 AM

Try priming the walls with a high hide white and then using whatever. The paint is actually called high hide and has just a smidge of black in it I think. I used it when we moved into our current home and the walls were in my opinion unliveable so I primed and decided what I wanted later. It also made swatching more realistic.

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Date: 8/10/12 2:04 AM

How EXCITING! I'm envious.

My older daughter is starting to look at colleges for her Jr. year. She is still home this year, but then she has to go somewhere! I'm not sure I can call her room my own that soon, but I was trying to figure out how I could reconfigure it so I could easily put it back together on her vacations.

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Date: 8/10/12 10:27 AM

Yeah, I'm going to have to use a white primer for sure, and will likely just use a neutral color on the wall.

Sonoma, I'd wait. Otherwise, you'll hate all the back and forth with all those heavy machines!!

I'm thinking roll out vinyl on the floors of both rooms, in a tile motif. DD has been such a pig and her carpeting is beyond gross. I am telling you guys, it's simply unbelieveable. I told her no way again -- this time she gets what she deserves - a super cheap floor that she cannot ruin.

We have beautiful exotic engineered wood in the rest of the house and are replacing the carpet in our master BR with that. But, it scratches very easily, so I'm leery about putting it in those rooms. I really wish I'd done a laminate, but we let the floor guy talk us into *adding to the value of the home* with real wood. Real expensive wood I should say. We had to choose this one to match the existing wood work, which DH would not paint.
It would be fine in the sewing room - I don't drop that many pins, and I'm used to picking them right up.

What do ya'll think? Go with the engineered wood, or roll our vinyl??

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Date: 8/10/12 12:36 PM

I think it is all a trick. She's just telling you this for some reason or another. Maybe waiting for new flooring and then planning to take over the space again? Maybe thinking changing rooms will extend her lease??? Like, mom, you said I could stay for a year, Ive only been in this room for three weeks now. Maybe trying to distract you so you forget about the two pretzels. See, it's working already!


Sonoma33, I don't know.... Even our son got upset when he popped in for surprise visits from college and his precious square footage had been pressed into temporary use.




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Date: 8/10/12 12:45 PM

Well, take over the room quickly and do not let anyone change your mind!

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Date: 8/10/12 1:10 PM

Too funny, as her surgery is today, and I just called her to make sure she hasn't forgotten to not eat!!
Mary

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Date: 8/10/12 2:23 PM

Is your sub-floor a concrete slab or a raised floor? I had to rip the carpeting from the room I took over as my sewing room because the dog...well just say the dog was in there - sick! Anyway the only thing to be done was rip it out. I didn't really know what I wanted to put in there and money wasn't available at that time. My husband wanted to try stained concrete. So that is what I have in there and it is perfect for a sewing room. If you want something a bit different, give it a try if you have that type of sub-floor.

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Date: 8/10/12 2:36 PM

It's concrete. This is a wonderful idea!! Much cheaper, and would be excellent for future owners too.
This house was built in 1975. When we ripped out the carpet in the other areas of the house, some spots were not totally great - rough in places, and a few little cracks. Nothing requiring a foundation repair, but we'll have to see when the carpet comes up. Then again, they could possibly just fill in tiny cracks.
Thanks for this! I'll pass it by hubby - I bet he agrees if it'll save money!
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