There were so many undone things in this room that needed attention. And now I know why I didn’t take the time to do it before.
Because I had never done some of this stuff before.
Case in point…
And I won’t even say they turned out amazing. Drywallers, you will never have to worry about me taking over your world! I will call you when the going get’s real tough. Promise.
But I could manage these little areas. Plus, they’ll get covered
THANK GOODNESS in a wall treatment idea anyway.
I even learned how to fix a big HOLE in another wall. Then I did two! I’ll simulate what I learned in a blog post soon, because a dark hallway did not make fantastic pictures. But not without trying first though.
So, my pie in the sky plan was to paint the entire room white, with one black feature wall. I wanted it light and bright, for a modern edge, yet cozy and still interesting.
This wall will get another painted chalkboard wall, but this time it’ll be framed in reclaimed wood, and compliment the wall, rather than take it over.
Did you notice the black door?
I haven’t really blogged about this yet
because I never work on it? but I’m changing all the hallway doors to have farmhouse styled trim like I did on my bathroom window. This is the only one that’s done so far.
But on a whim, I tried the door in chocolate,
then left it for a year, then decided it should be black just now.
LOVE the black! So all the doors upstairs shall be black. Which will really ramp up this white room in a neat way too.
Actually, I chose a black that was like a SUPER dark grey. Or warm black. It looked black regardless.
But goodness, it’s gorgeous against the wood! I love it SO much.
Please ignore the pillow… it’s a t-shirt wrapped around a pillow form.
And the bins… not sure how that’ll all work out yet.
But I did crack open the new bedding to try it out.
The bedding (from Ikea) is distinguished! Love how it’s textured grey on one side and grey striped on the other.
I’m still a little uncertain to the tone of the pine shelf. Untreated pine goes dark and yellowy over time.
I tried a dark wax on part, but that is a ton of work, doing all those shelves, so I may just live with the wood as is, and marry the tones into the wall treatments I have planned.
Anyone know how to remove 6 inches of dark wax? 🙂 And any other suggestions are most welcome!
Regardless, the wood is delicious against that black wall!
Not sure what to do about the closet doors yet… the bifolds broke, so I’ll either replace, or dream up something else.
But hey… at least it’s finally white!
What would you suggest for the closet doors? Or orangey wood shelf? How about window treatments? Do I need any? And any other suggestions are welcome too!
See all the boy’s room progress HERE