Maybe I should wait until my new purple bedding comes but I’m not going to. I’m going to share the progress on my bedroom now because I’m just so tickled with it. Here are a couple of before shots that show the “lovely” paint job from the previous residents.
Note: the spackled cracks are my work. We have not been living with that for five years! But we have been living with the cracks, some of which are pretty bad, so it was very satisfying to fill them all in and sand them down smooth, and then PAINT OVER THEM so they disappear (mostly).
And look at that last photo — see that weird unpainted spot? There was a radiator there. There are radiators throughout the house but the boiler wasn’t even close to being in working condition when we moved in, and I had no interest in dealing with radiators as a heat source, so we’re slowly removing them. I was thrilled to finally get this one out, especially since the last owners had painted the room but not behind the radiator, so you could see the other paint color back there. SO bad. Once it was out, I patched up the huge crack it was hiding, painted over the nasty stained trim, and voila!
Now it’s SO GOOD. I love it. The paint is exactly what I wanted, and I even repainted the trim a glossy white, and seeing this room just makes me smile now.
Now I’m off to do one last bit of trim painting and then I’m taking the rest of the day as a knitting day before starting another paint job. The bedding is supposed to arrive tomorrow so I’ll be sure to share another photo with that!
Happy Friday, friends!
Great job! It looks like a whole new room!
Yes!! I love it!
I love that you are sharing the progress with us. I really enjoy it. Makes me feel like I can attain it too.
Oh heck, painting is easy! Anyone can do this!
It looks great. You bedroom now looks like a soothing retreat.
Thank you! It’s a lot closer, that’s for sure.
That looks wonderful! You did a great job 🙂
Looks really good!
Looks great! I just moved into a new place in November and did no painting so I’m trying to figure out if I want to… this is my first home where I’m actually able to do that so I don’t really have a sense of style or color that speaks to me!
You totally want to! It’s so fun to have a room just the way you want it!
That came out really nicely!
That looks so much better! Question though – if you don’t use radiators, how do you heat the house?
At some point a former owner had installed central air, so we have air conditioning and heat pumps.
Two years ago we replaced the downstairs heat pump with a gas furnace which works wonders and actually keeps the house warm-ish in the winter!