We were able to restore these bedrooms relatively cheap... The costs included a couple gallons of paint, a jar of stain, sealer, the drum sander rental and lots of sandpaper, thats pretty much it. The bulk of the cost was the drum sander rental which was around $150 with sandpaper. However that money was stretched between all the rooms and the hallway which we were able to get done during our rental time (Note: you can usually rent tools over the weekend for the cost of just 1 day). I would say the total for all the rooms cost between $400-$500 to restore. The bedroom restorations were very minimal but the transformations are dramatic with just a fresh coat of paint and refinished floors.
This is my most favourite bedroom. It gets a really soft morning sun and always feels very light and airy but at the same time very cozy, perfect for relaxing :). It also has one of the best views out over the hay fields and forest.
This bedroom gets the afternoon sun and has a view of the distant town. It's about the same size and has the same shape of bedroom 1 but somehow has a very different feel. All the furniture was reclaimed from either the garbage or kijiji and some pieces we refinished. The hanging lamp is actually a $3 bowl we got from the dollar store.
My sister and her family were visiting from Ontario and we wanted to make their stay extra special, so the dreary and outdated rooms weren't going to cut it. We had a deadline so we powered through restoring the 3 bedrooms and we were just about able to finish before they arrived.
One of the simplest and smallest restoration projects of the house. It was a great stepping stone to tackle before going to more challenging projects. All we did was remove the laminate flooring, refinish the original flooring and paint the heating register.