First up is the guest room. It had never been painted from the builders paint from 12 years ago. It look ok but not really anything to write home about. The kids had smudged it over the years from jumping on the bed. My In laws are really the only people who come to stay once a year or so. I would sleep in there when Jim was snoring too much . Otherwise it was only used for naps for little kids.
So on a Thursday night my son and I moved our old King bed that was in there to his room. (Which he was thrilled about) and moved his old twin mattresses to his sisters room to just store them under her bed for now. Then I kinda moved all the other furniture to the center of the room and painted the whole thing in one day. I was lucky to get that Friday off on a whim. I had a cancellation so I had the whole day to get it painted.
Here is a before.
Then as I was painting.
The color is Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. A blueish grey green color. I really love it. A big change for me. This picture is a true color in bright natural light.
Once we had the furniture brought in I went to work getting the bed all dressed up and the dresser put in. It is still a work in progress but I like it. I want to get new bedding and something for the window treatments.
The bed is an antique that was my Step Dad Grandfathers. The bed is technically on what my Mom calls rubber bands. I cant sell it or anything. I can use it and enjoy it till she wants it back. But in her current home the ceilings are too low so it might be some time it stays with me. :) Very pretty if I say so. I'll have to invite my parents over for a sleep over when it is all done.
Then I had an itch to get our Master Bedroom painted and looking good. It also had never seen a coat of paint since the builders. When our home was bought after awhile the seams of the taping of the drywall came down and we have never fixed it. Or rather our cash flow made it not get done. Low on the list of fixs. So we lived with it all this time.
But when a new TV cabinet came to us I thought I am painting and will not worry about the taping. It is toward the ceiling so I can paint the walls. I started with just one wall. Just enough to get the cabinet up in our room.
I really love the color too. A little more blue than the guest room. This picture is a little shadowy. Is that a word? Ill have better ons next time.
I want to do the same in this room.Up to date without having to spend a bunch of money. New bedding and curtains I think. I am a bargain shopper. I buy what I like so I seem to keep it and make it work. I have had the same curtain for 20 years! I also was pondering painting our dressers. They were Jim's Grandmothers. I just have no had any inspiration on what I want. Maybe a grey? Or try to refinish them with some touch up stain? Thank Goodness Jim has no opinion on any decorating. I ask him if he had any opinion and he looked at me like Really? That is all you!
As time goes on I will update on how it is going.
While cleaning the master bedroom to get ready to paint I thought I would do a quick go thru on getting rid of some clothes. Just bag them up for Goodwill. I loaded 78 shirts, 12 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of shoes. LOL! I did'nt even make a dent in my clothes. I did'nt even touch my closet. That is another story! WAH! I belong on hoarders! I just hung the stuff that I was keeping on my canopy bed till I hit the closet. No need to mix it up with what needs to be gone thru. That is my next project. THE CLOSET!!So dont get scared that there is a ton of stuff on the bed in the picture. :)
More projects to come.