Room Reveal pt. 1

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I've been talking about the work being done on my bedroom for a while now. I've been collecting ideas and pieces of furniture for a few YEARS. It takes me FOREVER to make up my mind.

Today you get to see the most basic of before and after photos. The "worst" is behind us. Now the fun of putting everything together begins.
Before, but post popcorn removal.
In January, that giant window and brickwork were put in. At the end of January, I scraped the popcorn off of the ceiling. I will be doing a post about that some time soon with all of the details on how that went.

February and March were BUSY months around here...The room just sat empty.

Naval by Sherwin Williams
When we cracked open the paint can and put the first bit of paint on the walls last Thursday, I was sooo excited. It was EXACTLY what I wanted! I was LOVING it. So far, everybody calls me crazy for putting navy in a basement. You know what? I wouldn't change it!

My Mom put in a TON of work helping me get the ceiling ready to paint, painting the ceiling, and painting the walls. She is just over 5 feet tall, but she climbed up and down the ladder doing the trim work that I am far too clumsy to do.

After 5 painting days (we were only able to do one coat of paint a day because of day light and the other stuff that needs doing each day) we were GLAD to be done on Saturday.

So there you go! After all is said and done, everyone who has seen it (with the exception of my Dad) LOVES it. My sister who was very fond of the previous color and was completely uninterested in the navy even said that it looked good.

Now I'm on to mattress and light fixture shopping, junk sorting, and furniture arranging.

Are you into COLOR or neutrals? 

Have you done any projects around your house recently?


  1. as weird as this may sound - i think the deeper navy opens it up more - and i love it! are you keeping the natural trim wood, or going white? i like it either way!!
    I honestly can not wait to see what you continue to do and to watch your style unfold!
    thanks for sharing!!

  2. Ooh, I love it! I've always loved dark walls (especially after seeing Young House Love's guest bedroom in their second house!). There's something crisp and bold and fun about dark walls (and just newly-painted walls in general!). Can't wait to see how you decorate it! :)

    And I'm with Amy, are you keeping the trim in its natural color?

  3. I like the Navy as well! Such a different and unique color for a room, but it works! I'm wondering the same question as Amy and Kiki. I think a white trim would be awesome and make it pop! It looks great and I can't wait to see more as you get everything perfect and how you like it! :)

    Also, I can only imagine how that popcorn removing went. Can't wait to read more on that! :)


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