Happy Monday and Happy October, Friends! We had company all weekend and it was delightful! Luckily I just finished painting my son’s old room and cleaned up the mess. Well, it was my son’s old room which is now staged as a shared children’s room complete with twin beds.
We are planning to put our house on the market to sell soon, so I’ve been trying to declutter (which is very difficult for a hoarder like me) and neutralize our house. (also a difficult task because I love color!) I am also trying to lighten and brighten our house by using lighter paint colors. So, last week I tackled my son’s old bedroom.
First, I painted his bedroom using a Benjamin Moore color called Accessible Beige. It has both gray and brown undertones which makes it a perfect neutral choice. Also it’s perfect because I had nearly a full gallon of it on hand from a previous project. So far, no money spent! From start to finish it took me about five hours to trim and paint the room. Then of course I had to clean up my mess. This is the color of the room before I painted. I can’t recall the name of the paint color, but it was too dark and the walls had lots of holes and dings. (actually the room looked much darker than the picture let on)
This is part of the way into the painting process. You can see how much lighter the Accessible Beige is compared to the darker beige/tan.
This isn’t a very good picture, but it shows the finished room painted in Accessible Beige.
I moved the vintage twin beds from the basement and they fit perfectly in this room! The lighter color paint already is a huge improvement. I wanted to buy new bedding but this old set was still in good shape so I just washed it all up and it works fine. My goal was to spend as little money as possible for this make over. (also hard for me because I love to shop!) This furniture was in my room growing up and I’ve had it ever since. My boys slept in these beds when they were young too! I sort of want to paint them black, but my Mother would have a heart attack. (She is not a fan of painting furniture.)
Years ago I ordered these oversized monogrammed pillows from Pottery Barn with my boy’s initials. I like how the brown monograms match the brown comforters. Maybe I’ll find some fun throws to put at the foot of each bed to add an extra layer of warmth and color.
I used the same white curtains that were in here before from Ikea and of course they go with everything. I’m using gold as an accent color so the curtain rod fits right in! (Are you as happy as I am that gold is back in?) This tiny antique night stand fits perfectly between the twin beds and I love the gold lamp shade!
Once I find some frames for the rest of the paint by number dog prints, I’ll hang those over the beds. Aren’t these paintings sweet? Especially if you are a dog lover like me!
This dresser goes with the twin beds and is part of the same furniture suite. I won’t tell you how old it is, but it is showing its age and needs a little TLC. The furniture is by Link-Taylor, so it’s still good solid furniture and worth the repair efforts. I’ll start with a good cleaning and go from there.
See the top of the dresser? There is a lot of surface damage. I’ll see if I can work some magic on the scratches and discolored places.
What do you think so far? Personally, I love the lighter, brighter feel to the room. Plus, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way in a house that is 15 years old! On the left you can see how the room looked before my son took most of the furniture, and on the right how it looks now. Once I accessorize the room it will be all set! Then I can check at least one room off of my list. My older son’s room is next!
Well, I hope you all are enjoying this lovely weather! It makes me want to work in the yard now. Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! xoxo Dell