I’m so glad you’re back to check out our guest bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge! If this is your first time visiting, you can get caught up with all the excitement here. This is Spring Break for us, and I’ve been running like crazy with activities for my kids, but I’ve still managed to get a little done in our guest bedroom.
Some of our biggest projects are done or super close to being done. The walls are painted, and the baseboards are back in and painted, but I still need to paint the window trim and 2 out of 4 doors’ trim.
I have to take a sec to tell you about a little freak out I had with the wall color! One of the things I like about Sherwin Williams’ Tinsmith is that it has slight cool undertones to it. I tested it in several places in the room, but I just couldn’t tell how it would look. The walls were previously an antique white with a lot of yellow in them, and the trim and baseboards were pretty yellowed, and I felt like that was playing games with my eyes. I decided to take a chance and paint the room Tinsmith anyway even though I wasn’t loving what I was seeing.
I’m an impatient painter, and I always paint the walls first rather than the cut in like you’re supposed to do. I got the main portion of the walls done, and much to my horror they looked powder blue! So, I’m thinking to myself, “what do I do?” Do I keep going and spend a lot of time doing the cut in for a paint color that looks awful, or I do I cut my losses, look for another color, and start over? Here’s what it looked like…
It’s a little difficult to tell from the picture, but you can see it best at the top of the door. Everyone that I showed it to thought I painted the room blue. I decided to keep going and finish painting the room. I am so happy to say that it looks 100% better now that the entire room is painted. It probably also didn’t help that I had a neon green tarp on the floor to protect the carpet. The gray definitely has cool undertones to it, but at least it doesn’t look blue now!
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I’ve also been working on the night stands, and I’m happy to say they are painted! The tops got a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum’s Gloss Meadow Green. I’m trying to decide if I should keep the base black or if I should paint them gold. What do you think?
Just a few more ceiling tiles left to go. They were actually pretty easy to install, and they cut to fit with just a pair of scissors. They are definitely as bright white as you can get. I thought our rail system was in pretty good condition, but it looks a little yellow compared to the tiles. There is tape that you can use to cover the rails so they match the tiles, but, unfortunately, that isn’t in the budget right now. Luckily, it’s only in certain light that you notice it!
I’ve made a decision on the light fixture, and it should go up this weekend. I’m so excited to see how it looks!
The door trim on the far left side of the photo below hasn’t been painted yet. If you compare it to the baseboard next to it you can see just how much the trim paint had yellowed. It looks so much brighter now! The light switches and outlets have also been replaced with bright white.
Here’s how we’re doing on our “to do” list:
Paint Walls Re-install and Paint Baseboards and Trim
Install New Ceiling Tiles- so close to being done
Replace Light Fixture
Change out all the Outlets and Switches to White
Replace Door Hardware
Repaint Night Stands- done once I figure out what to do with the base
Find a Dresser (if I don’t repurpose something I already have)
How do you think it looks so far? I hope you’ll check back next week to see the progress. I should have some more decor details for you by then since some of our big projects are almost done. And, don’t forget to check out the other participants in the One Room Challenge!
Here are my previous weeks if you need to get caught up!