Saturday, April 30, 2011

light jade and french blue

Ta-da! It's done*!

Before I dish on the details, here's a reminder of what the room looked like when I moved in:

And this is last summer, when I put up primer and sanded down the outlines of the polka dots:

Last weekend during painting:

I went with two shades from Glidden: Light Jade (on the window wall) and French Blue (on the other three walls). And I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Most of the furniture and accessories in this room are from my mom. The bed was hers as a child, and she brought the rug back from India in the late 1970s. She gave me the nightstand on my 15th birthday, and the vintage ivory bedspread last summer. (I've had the floral bedspread and pillows since I was six, the curtains came with the house, and the lamp came from IKEA in college.) It is really nice to have at least one room in the house that didn't need anything new :)

Confession: I put up the trim tape over a year ago, and even when I knew I wasn't going to paint the room for a few months after priming it, I still never took it down. They say it shouldn't be up more than a few days, or it won't keep a seal against the paint. But... it was totally fine.

*Almost done, that is. I have a few things to hang on the walls, but I need to paint some of the frames first. And figure out some sort of closet solution, since this former nursery doesn't have one of its own.

So, who wants to be the first guest to stay in the newly-finished room?

1 comment:

  1. I might have been the last guest to stay in the old room :). It looks great, Lauren. Really nice paint choice.