Monday, September 26, 2011

Bedroom Painting Project

The spare bedroom was in need of some color after I took the wallpaper down. I think I looked in every store in town at least twice before I finally found the shade of purple/lavender/grey comforter that I wanted. Then it was time to pick out the paint. I decided on Olympic Timeless Lilac.
 It's always such a shock (but exciting) when the first strokes of a darker paint go on, but I loved it right away.
 I knew the white furniture and curtains would really lighten up the room.
It was the blue carpet that was the problem. So while I still had some ambition, I ripped it out the same day I painted. It was held down by double stick tape. In the other bedroom that I took carpet out of, the tape was so dried out it wasn't even stuck to the floor. 
I wasn't so lucky with this room. Only about half of it came off, and the rest is very, very sticky. I haven't come up with a way to get it off yet, but I'm sure it will be time-consuming whatever it is. Ugh!

I really wish the bed would fit with the head on the wall without the window, but there's no other place for the long dresser because of the floor vent.
I still need to find an area rug and accessorize, but that's a project for another day.


Lori said...

Lynn, it looks great! I would stage the bed like it is a day bed with a long (body) pillow or a series of 3 pillows in a white or gray sham with some smaller pillows along the front. I think it would help make it look more intentional, especially since the bed doesn't have a headboard/footboard.

Anonymous said...

I love the color you chose for the walls. If you add some feet to the dresser it can go over the vent and give you more options for the furniture arrangement. Its a longer dresser so it would need 6 feet. I've used newel posts before. (They're in the fencing section.)