So now that we’re done with the bathroom, we’ve started the small renovation project of my daughter’s room…
When we first moved into our house, EVERY WALL had wallpaper.
That first week, before we even moved anything into her room, I removed the wallpaper, painted the walls with an oil primer, and painted them with her choice of paint (pink…as in, cotton candy pink).
Well, times have changed and it’s time to revamp and update her room…if for nothing else that I can’t stand the pink paint anymore. Now, B wants RED. As in, cherry tomato red walls ALL THE WAY AROUND THE ROOM.
That ain’t happening.
We’ll be removing the beautiful moss green carpeting (with the faint rim of decomposed matting along each and every edge) and installing Pergo. I’ll be removing the closet doors, painting all the trim white, and the closet itself red for a “pop of color.” We’ll also be installing a new closet system to help get use out of every.drop.of.space. I’ll be putting in a chair rail, painting the top half of the room a soft, pinkish peachish color and the bottom white, and then putting in red accents throughout the room to appease my 5-year-old red fiend.
So first up is the painting. Since the trim is going to be removed and painted (and I couldn’t get it out before starting!), and the carpet is going to get tossed, I really have minimal cares about if any spills. Yesterday I painted the ceiling (HOLY CRAP that was hard!) and did 3 coats of the bottom “white” border…normally I’d do the white last, but since I had to open the can for the ceiling I just kept on going.
Next is the peachy pink (or pinkish peach?) color :
I’m hoping that since this is closer to the “original” wall color that it won’t involve 3 coats…
Then the closet…which I haven’t picked out yet.
And then the floor.