Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In Which I Paint A Room

Today I figured it was time to get started painting Ellen's room!

I've never painted a room before, and I have to say that it ended up being a lot easier than I expected.  We didn't need a primer and the paint was forgiving and went on really easily.  I did two walls of her room and left the other two (and the ceiling) the color that most of the house is painted.  I think it looks pretty nice.

I did have one Heart Attack Moment when I discovered that a spot of paint had soaked through my drop cloth and into the carpet on the other side, but luckily some water and a little elbow grease got the spot up and you can't tell it was there at all now.  At one point Loki also managed to get into the room and narrowly missed running through my paint tray, which would have been a complete and total disaster.  Luckily Jeremy managed to corral him before he did any major damage.

The whole thing, with prep and taping, took me about three hours and the room looks completely different now.  It's amazing what a coat of paint can do.

Ellen picked out a beautiful blue for her bedroom, and I have to say that I'm loving this color now that it's actually on the walls.  It's so happy and airy, and it makes her room feel about ten times larger.  I finished too late in the day to get any really good pictures so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how it looks, but here's a picture of me in-progress so you can get an idea of what the color looks like. 

I'll also be sure to post before-and-after pictures once I've got the rest of the room set up, which will probably happen in the next few days.  Tomorrow the plan is to go furniture shopping-- she still needs a mattress, desk, dresser and shelving.  Once we've got all that in place, I make the last of her pillows and her quilt arrives her room should be ready for her to come home and put the finishing touches in place!



1 comment:

krlr said...

How exciting! I love that blue - colored walls in general, really. And, btw, aren't you adorable?

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