I’m kind of obsessed. I can’t help myself.
This is the before. Obviously.
The guest room was feeling reeelly stale. I’m the kind of person that can’t relax or even fall asleep unless something is clean. It doesn’t have to be the whole house, just something. Well, this room was really starting to fester in the back of my mind despite that fact that I only spend about 2.7 minutes in there each week.
This is what trouble looks like. (At least to my husband)
This project was totally spur of the moment. Saturday morning, I had my list of things I wanted to do and this room was. not. on. it. That didn’t deter me though. You know sometimes when your driving and you reach your destination and then realize you don’t remember driving there? Where were the stop lights? What road did I take? It’s like you totally blacked out and just appeared where you wanted to be perfectly safe. Well, that happens to me all the time and I end up at places like Home Depot, Target, Wal-mart. Seriously, all the time.
Forgive the harshness of the color, I swear it’s not abrasive. It’s just so hard to color correct when you don’t know which monitor is accurate!
I didn’t want to just paint the ceiling so I dropped down ceiling color onto the wall. I had a difficult time explaining it to Caleb my vision, but when I finished, he really liked it.
First, I painted the wall then marked where I wanted the green to come down to and painted just above that line. Then, I remarked and taped the line. So many people recommend painting over the tape to seal it for a really crisp line. But come on, I’m really tired after 3 coats of paint. I’ve found that just pressing REALLY hard on the tape a few times with my fingernail usually does the trick. If I was a professional and people paid me the big bucks to do this kind of stuff, I would probably do the painting over the tape thing. But I’m NOT a professional, hardly.
You know a room isn’t done until everything is marked off of the list. So without further ado, here is the finished room!
I know this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I really love this room now.
The room feels better than the tiny box that it was before, and taking pictures doesn’t exactly capture how different it looks and feels like in person. Also down the road, I want to add some molding for an extra little punch.
I used a flat paint on the wall which really looks more like an eggshell and semi-gloss for the ceiling which actual looks more like a satin compared to the studio ceiling. Go figure. I’m not going to complain though because it’s done. Hallelujah Chorus.
Notice I moved the rug in here that used to be in my master bedroom. It just wasn’t working in there. Someday I would like a large wool rug, but that day won’t come until my dogs stop pooping, peeing and throwing up. Gross, I know. Is there like a surgery they can get to stop that? Totally kidding. I needed to get the rug out before it was ruined forever. Besides, it is much easier to clean up the dirty stuff from wood rather than scrubbing from a rug.
The wall color is Glidden Swiss Coffee and the ceiling is called Soothing Green Tea from Wal-mart.(If this color doesn’t look “soothing” then what you are seeing is not an accurate display of the color.) I wouldn’t recommend that place only because Wal-mart sucks. There, I said it. I had to wait around thirty actual minute for someone to come to hardware and mix it for me. Apparently, no one knows how to mix paint ON THE WEEKEND. I was one minute away from walking behind the counter and figuring out the dang program on my own. I’m confident I would’ve figure it out eventually. I’m still feeling worked up about it, so give me a minute here to regain my calm.
There, I’m back.
Tell me what you think…