Yes…I am still talking about the guestroom paint colour. It did cause a little debate on facebook and amongst friends and family, with everyone taking different sides. If you will remember, the room started out yellow, VERY yellow. Continue reading “Guest Room Paint Colour Update”
It’s day four of Project Guestroom and although lots of work has went on, there’s still a ton to do. Here’s an update in pictures:
The weekend got started by prepping for our big project; board & batten. Well truthfully its not really board and batten, its more like shaker style paneling.
We got 1/4″ mdf custom cut at our awesome local lumber yard Downtown Lumber and attempted to walk it all the way home on a dolly that didnt want to cooperate. But after an hour and a half of El Granto and I yelling at the lumber, each other, and strangers passing by, we got it all home.
We then laid out our paneling, which required math, engineering and thought. It took a long time and my head hurt. The end result was a line of tape on the wall…
Then we painted and stuff, and then it looked like this:
Then we started paneling
Then we sanded, spackled, spackled and more spackled and then cried some, cause spackling sucks
Next up, caulking, cause as if spackling didn’t suck enough…
(yes yes there will be a full board & batten post and a how-to after I complete it all, so hold your horses)
When we purchased the house, we envisioned a cottagy guest room, and both of us instantly thought yellow. We picked out a sunny buttery yellow, and purchased the paint prior to moving in. Our first weekend in the house we painted, and it was….BRIGHT. We decided to try to live with it, see if we liked it any better. Then when Holmes Inspection renovated our house, they colour matched the room and re-painted, but the colour was even BRIGHTER. Now when the sun pours in the bay window every morning, it’s a bit…well…neon.
We did do a few things right, we bought a nice bed, linens, hung custom blinds, and re-used some dressers. It just needs a bit more “lipstick and mascara” (and maybe a pair of killer heels).
So here goes Project Guest Bedroom
To Do List
- Install Board & Batten trim on walls (see the how to here)
- Build closet shelves and organization
- Paint Board & Batten
- Paint Walls
- Change out light fixture
- Hang reclaimed windows
ProcureMake bedside tables
- Buy bedside lamps
- Hang art
- Add robe & towel hooks
- Find old chair and give it a coat of paint
- Add transom above doorway
Really?! All that for a room I thought was almost finished? Eeep, what do I get myself into?
Help! I have three vastly different ideas on paint colour for our guest room. Here’s the down low:
The guest room is getting a facelift with a new wall treatment & plate rail. The wall treatment will be white. Yes boring old white. Don’t worry, this room needs some boring. Currently it’s a whole-hella-lotta-yellow. A hangover’s worst nightmare yellow.
So here’s were I need your help. Above the wall treatment there’s like 2 feet of regular old wall. What colour do I paint it? I can leave my old friend yellow (who will probably look way less acid-trippish when hes confined to 2 feet of space). Or I could go all crazy on it and do green. Last but not least is my old standby; medium grey.
So what camp are you in; yellow, green or grey?