So our house was built in 1896, (she’s a geezer!) and we have spent a lot of blood sweat and tears restoring her to her former glory. This poor abode was beaten and bruised when we got her but she’s work’n on a comeback! In the 1950’s our house was split into two apartments, top and bottom. The attic roof was raised on one side and a kitchen was installed. Jeff and I lived in this part of the house for the first year of our marriage until our tenant on the first floor hit the road. That’s when we decided to really start giving her the attention she needed! One of our big projects was to gut the upstairs kitchen and turn it into a master suite, including walk in closet and bathroom (yippie!!). Once we moved back into our new space it was time to put the boys into our old room which was much larger than their super cute little nursery they had spent so much time in…
I loved this room!! So small but with two toddler beds, a bookcase and large closet they were all set! I was ready to move more of their toys off the main floor so a larger room would be nice. Plus I am planning on making a permatent office here, oooh I can’t wait!!!!
This is our old room after we moved out and were working on repainting the trim!
I loved this wall color, very cozy!
You might remember my post a few months back on making quilts for the boys beds, here are the fabrics… My sister April is working on them right now and I can’t wait to show them off!!!
Based on the fabric colors I ordered several larger paint samples, in mostly greens and blues per the boys request!
The process of reduction began, mind you I’m in my glory here! ALWAYS get larger samples of paint colors! Tape them on each wall in the room and view at different times of the day, color will change depending on the light and you have to love it when it does!
The boys got in on the action!
I asked them to show me their favorite colors, which changed every few seconds! (I have the same problem)
Then I put a few on the walls to mull over (remember, this is my sick way of having a good time!)
After looking at all the green paints I decided to put green on the ceiling and light gray on the walls. Now, the new pictures are a little dark (and the room is VERY unfinished!) because I don’t have a light fixture up yet. (another diy on the list…) BUT we have a fresh clean pallete to work with, I can add color to my hearts content! Better pictures when I have lighting!!!
Jeff built trellises that go up both sides of the house, they serve as perfect window coverings here! He also built this play table for Marek’s first birthday. Baskets from Big Lots for toys make it more functional.
View to the door that leads into the hallway and a little glimpse of the green ceiling.
Dinos, guitar, books, and 20 year old furniture that I painted white and added new hardware to…
Closet door, check out that sexy trim work, my hubby did that all by hand! Yes completely custom to match the original! Our trim had been severely damaged!
We are organizing toys in the closet!
That’s where we are to this point, it’s a work in progress, waiting for several details. I love it so far! Here’s what else needs to be done:
- Clean rug remnant I got for free and put down (it’s bright green!)
- Decorative painting on ceiling around a diy light fixture.
- Make orbish, string light for the ceiling.
- Buy white curtains and paint with a large stencil.
- Help my sister April finish quilts and set up bedding
- Get a bean bag for story time at night.
Are you the type that goes for bold color on the walls with neutral accents or do you choose neutral walls with colorful accessories? I’m excited to start adding in the “fun” to this blank canvas!
Let me know what you think!! How do you do color?