So over the holidays while I was at home "relaxing," William and I set out to redecorate, purge and make his room fit for a young man. The worst part about it -- it appears I failed to take/load pictures of his wasteland prior to our cleaning (read: exorcisms) and redecorating. But I've posted what I have, and in the event I stumble across some, I'll be sure to upload those.
This week I'll be showing you all the highlights of his room redo. Starting with what before pictures I have and for today, a snapshot of the after.
Because he's still in high school his room had a lot of requirements. It's not just a place to sleep, so decorating and organizing became a challenge. It is also a place...
For those many reasons, we had to come to terms with what we could and could not do in this room. It's a smaller room, about 12' by 10'. Only one wall is uninterrupted (no windows or doors), and it faces the wooded backyard, so there's very little natural light.
- to sleep
- to get dressed
- to practice his guitar
- to entertain friends
- to relax
- to do homework
- to store his worldly possessions
- to express his teenage angst
As you can see from the pictures, his walls were a tragic violet. When he was younger, my mom hand selected an antique gray to match a baseball border we put up. The paint chip looked perfect, but when we got it on the wall, it was purple. It took her a few years to come to terms with this mistake and a few more before we were willing to do anything about it.
First things first - Paint colors
Wall color: Baking Stone by Valspar
Dark Trim Color: Leather Chair by Valspar
Light Trim Color: Pure White by Do It Best
Accent Color: Bayside by Valspar
Here's a quick snapshot of the after. Stay tuned this week for more posts!
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