Ahh and another one done! Slowly over the years I've been working through rooms in this house. Really what brought the whole thing on is that we needed a new dresser. And so I thought, if I'm going to start buying new furniture for this room, it better be worthy. That meant taking down the popcorn ceiling, fresh wall color, repainting the floor trim and the window. Sure, doesn't sound like much, but man do I hate popcorn. Of course now that I look up at my new, smooth, pretty ceiling, it all seams worth the labor. At the time though I was cussing like a sailor, words I didn't realize I knew came flying out of my mouth. By the way, when you go to buy painters tape, make sure to get the right one. See I didn't know they came in different strengths, I just thought painter tape was all the same. Oh silly me... I ended up getting one that was entirely to strong for what I was doing (I think I bought some sort of industrial strength). So when I was done painting the ceiling and it was dry, it was time to move to the the walls. Naturally I taped of the ceiling as anyone would do to prevent getting the wall paint on it. And when I started to pull the tape off.... It took the f*ing paint with it! If you can imagine pealing a face mask off, that's how that was. It took me about a day to patch it up and there are still a couple of spots where I just said fuck it, but over all, I'm really happy with the room. Oh and I've sanded and re-stained my bed and one of the night stands, second one didn't make it, again one of those fuck it moments. Sending furniture in a hundred degree weather isn't all that fun, you know. I got the set as a gift a few year back but was never happy with it, brown furniture just never did it for me.
In any case, half ass or not, this room feels and looks a whole lot better than it did before. It's cleaner, homier and its warm and yet cool at the same time. For the ceiling and the trim I used pure white, for the walls I used elephant skin gray and for the bed and the night stand, weathered gray stain. And I brought in a few white pieces to tie everything in.
I've spray painted these frames white, and look how the color pops!
I saw this lamp shade at the Zgallerie, but that was way out of my budget. So I DIYed my own. Super easy and only cost around $50 (cost of the feathers).
Had these sketches for ever from a previous project. Thought they fit in perfect with piano black frames.
So there you have it. Another one checked off the list. Share your home improvement tips and tricks with me. Have any disaster stories? Tell tell...