Kasin Hunter -- Bedroom Redo - 2001After doing nothing major to my bedroom for well over 20 years, I was ready for a change! Since Bill and I moved last year, this project fit in well with all the others I was doing.
I ripped up the old carpeting (so dusty!), wiped down the walls, filled the holes, then the painting began. After I piped the walls with cotton cordage, I painted all walls a dusty yellow and added a wall mural of wintering trees on the east wall. I liked that mural so much, I decided to give the entire bedroom an outdoor, southwestern, patio garden look.
I marked the outline and painted faux adobe tiles on the floor, added a garden lattice for a headboard and flowery curtains to finish. After the walls, floor and curtains were done, I felt like I had really accomplished something. And what a wonderful change! The first time I've painted faux adobe tiles, and they turned out to be a great painting project! Have a look.
Bedroom shot from the hallway.
Close-up of transitional tile strip. I carried over the pattern and two colors of the
vinyl tile onto the adobe tiles to make the transition from the vinyl flooring to the
faux adobe tile an easier one.
A ceramic pig purchased from Mexico 20 years ago and a favorite antique sewing rocker
were pleasant touches. To the bottom are added tiny rabbit prints. When true adobe tiles
are drying out in the desert, often desert critters walk across them, leaving their
footprints. To mimic that and using a book on animal prints as a guide, I placed rabbit,
coyote and javalina prints on various tiles. I used diluted black acrylic paint,
fingertips, and one self-made cut-out. I was going to get one of the dogs to help make the
coyote prints, but decided in the end to not put the poor creature through the inking
Curtains purchased as a kit: sheers, scarves, tie-backs, and loops for attachments all
in one. Rods were purchased separately and cost as much as the curtains! But they matched
the flower and leaf prints on the curtains so well, I couldn't pass them up. Next --
new bedsheets. These definitely don't match this refreshing Southwestern fare.
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