Friday, January 01, 2010

Home Improvement: Bedroom

The first time I looked at our house, I knew that I would have to paint this room. The previous owners had good taste in color, but I think they went a little nuts with this green:

And hot pink curtains? I'm not sure how their eyes didn't explode out of their sockets every time they went into this room, but someone they managed to survive living in it with their vision intact.

I painted this room shortly after moving in, before we got the carpet replaced, so I had the luxury of spilling paint wherever I pleased. Here's a "during" shot, after the first coat of primer went up. (Proof that it has to get worse before it gets better)

I do not take responsibility for the leopard print pillow. Before we met, Jason bought several items from the previous owners of his house, and that pillow came with a daybed. The cat became obsessed with it because she obviously has very bad taste.

Here's the after. I stayed with green, but toned it down. See those two closets? They're both mine.

One of these days I'll get around to making a quilt for our bed. But until then, I have more rooms to paint.


Amy ER said...

I like green! Your changes make the room much more restful.

P.S. Experiencing closet envy.

muchadored said...

Definitely an improvement; it looks like a nice, apple green, but one that doesn't scorch your retinas. You have a great sense of color!

Kristin J said...

It looks like a spa - so serene and easy on the eyes. Good job!

joanne said...

I like it! The other green was quite bright indeed. Quite a diversion from the other rooms.

I painted Sara's room an orange color and when I was buying the paint the paint man said "you're going to paint a WHOLE room this color? Really?" Maybe the previous owners got a similar critique.

But I like my orange. That guy should keep his opinions to himself and just mix the dang paint!

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