Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spare Room = Bare Room

I bought my house over 2 and a half years ago, and in that time my Spare bedroom became a catch all room for well, everything. It had craft stuff, my nieces toys, a pile of stuff for good will, lots of puzzles and games, but no actual bed. It was blah, and boring, and I had no idea what to do with it. I've had some paint samples hanging on the walls in there for about the last 5 months but couldn't ever get the motivation to actually do anything with it. Well once summer started I began my annual "holy-crap-it's-summer-so-I-must-compulsively-clean-every-inch-of-my-house-from-floor-to-ceiling". Once I had cleared every bit of junk from the spare room so I could shampoo the carpets I decided that since the room was empty I might as well take advantage of it and paint. The problem was that I still had no idea what to do with it so I turned to to help me. After a few afternoons of playing with colors I settled on Hallowed Hush and Solitude (which ironically had been hanging on my walls for months although I didn't discover that until after I'd bought the paint). Now the room has lots of color, although it is lacking things like furniture. That's okay because my next project is going to be refinishing a few pieces I already have for the room! I just love summer, there's so much time for projects!!!

Blah and boring!

Still blah, still boring

Hallowed Hush on top, those ceilings are high!
Top color done, now comes the tape...

And tape, and tape, and tape.....

1st coat of Solitude hits the walls!!

So fun!

Removing the tape was my favorite part

Now for furniture, and a bed.......


  1. That looks so great. It is perfect! How do you do it?

  2. Well I had lots of practice while painting other people's rooms to pay for my 2nd college degree! Plus the OCD helps (a lot)!!

  3. so now you have to hurry and get a bed so I'll have a place to sleep! or the kids will at least have a place to sleep. :-)

  4. it looks awesome... i can't wait to see it irl :)