Kevin and I share a normal sized closet with sliding doors. This was REALLY hard for me at first because before I married him and lived in my own house I had a big walk-in closet all to myself! Now I have a half of a small closet all to myself. But we make it work. It’s obviously very messy and disorganized in the pictures below….
When it game to picking out the colors for the walls/ceiling and the furniture, I wanted it to look good with the carpet. The carpet in our room is the same as HD’s bedroom and the living room. We really like it and it was obviously going to stay. Since it was a warmer grey/beige color, I wanted to make sure the wall color wasn’t too cool of a grey.
I ended up deciding on Grey Whisper from Dutch Boy for the walls and ceiling (the top square color above) and Little Black Dress for the furniture (the bottom color on the third strip over from the left above).
Next was preparing the room to be painted. Since all the furniture was going to be painted over in the shop, I had to unload everything out of and off of them. I also had to take everything out of our closet. It all got piled up on the bed and those piles on the floor got moved into HD’s room for the week. Since Kevin was gone all week and my mom was visiting, I just slept on the couch for the next six nights.
Once I got everything out, I just draped a large piece of plastic over the bed and the room was ready to go. Next step before painting was wiping down all the trim and taping around the baseboards and windows. Then it was on to the painting!
Here is an explanation of what I was going to reuse and what I was planing on buying:
-All the furniture is staying and will get painted black and then distressed (this includes two chests of drawers and two night stands).
-All the curtain rods are staying as they are already a blackish color.
-Most of the bedding is staying (sheets, blanket, pillows and comforter).
-Replace ceiling fan (donate old one).
-Buy new duvet cover to go over existing comforter and two matching pillow shams and a black bed skirt.
-Make some decorative pillow cases to put over the existing decorative pillows
-Buy new hardware for the furniture.
-Buy material and make curtains to match the bedding.
-Buy new shelving to make better use of the space in the closet.
-Paint two free doors and turn them into a headboard for the bed.
-Keep my eye out for two matching nightstands that I will paint and distress to match the rest of the furniture. Going to use the ones that we have now until then.
So that’s what was on the agenda last week. Totally thought we could get most of it done then, but those two old doors had layers and layers of paint on them. My mom worked on those quite a bit, using stripper to take most of the paint off and then doing a lot of sanding on them. They were looking pretty good when she had to head home, but she took them with her to finish them there and to get them cut down so they are the same sizes.
Stay tuned to see the work in progress!