Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the only white walls in the house

The former owners of our house advertised that they were willing to paint their daughter's room to a more neutral color before moving out. Needless to say, we took them up on their offer and wrote this stipulation into the contract!

Below is a BEFORE picture... cute, but we were certain that our guests had no desire to stay in a kid-themed room. Sleeping in a child's double bed is enough!

Notice the cream carpet that covered the second floor. We love our red pine floors so much better!

The former owners painted the room stark white. I wonder how many coats of paint it took to cover up the bright colors. If nothing else, they saved us the hassle of painting a primer coat.

This little nook is kind of unique, with the built-in bookshelves. The shade is broken, and I'd like to add two-inch white wooden blinds. I think that we can fit a small chair in the nook. If not, then I definitely plan to add a plant on a stand in front of the window.

Here is the rest of Brad's childhood bedroom furniture! The door on the left leads to a closet, which currently stores my shoes.

To-do list:
  • Choose a color and paint this room
  • Hang art
  • Work on the bookshelves
  • Order and install blinds
  • Add plants and possibly a small chair

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