I did it! I painted the guest bedroom!
What an improvement, right? Remember the before …
Goodbye pink. Goodbye wallpaper. Hello bright, light-flooded space!
As I mentioned, I decided to go with Reserved White from Sherwin Williams. The color is so beautiful. I was hoping for something a bit more white, but I do love how it looks. I think the slightly darker hue helps the molding stand out.
The most time-consuming aspect of getting this space painted (which didn’t take all that long) was the prep work. Removing the wallpaper border, patching (and sanding holes), and filling in gaps around the molding always seems to require the most time. While it’s my least favorite part of any painting project, it makes such a difference in the end result. As you’ve probably also discovered, it’s essential for achieving a crisp, clean look.
In addition to painting, I changed the molding around the door to the bathroom. When the house was turned into a B&B, this doorway was created so guests could access this bathroom without leaving their room.
For some reason, the previous owners used standard molding to frame out the door instead of matching the door right next to it. Even though it took a little extra time, I decided that duplicating the original molding was pretty important. In the near future, I will switch out the door to match the other one.
You will also notice a lot less furniture in the room. I decided to remove it all from the space. I plan to sell most of the pieces which came with the purchase of the B&B seven years ago. Although many of them are nice, I just have no emotional attachment to them, and they aren’t what I envision for the space.
That’s about it. This week I want to get the chandelier hung, install new switch plate / outlet covers, and (weather permitting) paint the bed frame. I’ll try to pop in with updates as those progress.
What do you think of the new color? Isn’t paint amazing?
Have a fab week, everyone!