Hello Friends and Happy New Year! I have recovered from all of the holiday craziness and ready to share my new year project with everyone! I moved in with my amazingly supportive boyfriend this past year shortly after embarking on the Delightful Designs Adventure. What a whirlwind of a year it was and now that I have gotten into a flow with all that small business ownership entails I have had time to tackle our home.
I decided to start with the spare bedroom (and I know we are beyond lucky to have a spare room in San Francisco). Our home, a rental, was built in 1907 and was original a single family house but somewhere along it's path was chopped in half and is now two apartments, we live upstairs and have a lovely downstairs neighbor. This modification has resulted in a strange layout, I love a challenge!
The plan for this spare room is to transform it into an inspiring office. I will be posting the progress of the room as I complete it. There will be plenty of DIY tutorials starting with today and the transformative power of Paint! I was starting with this two-toned green and numerous holes.
I started by filling in all of the holes with putty, removing the faceplates and taking down the glass shade on the ceiling fixture. The next evening I gave the putted holes a light sanding and washed the walls, trim and ceiling with Simple Green to remove any dirt. After vacuuming the tops of the picture frame rail, baseboards and carpet I was ready to paint.
The trim is now white, I used a non tinted base for a clean, crisp and affordable update. The walls are Owl Grey by Benjamin Moore in an eggshell finish.
In the above photo you can see the dated cream color of the trim more clearly. I have a steady hand so I never tape, I also had to prime the room white so I wasn't concerned with keeping the trim painting to tidy. After the trim was done I moved onto the ceiling, I would recommend eye protection! It was a rainy day in San Francisco so I opted for painty clothes and my glasses, which saved my eyes from ceiling speckles but ended in me picking white dots off the lenses.
A coat of white primer, a couple coats of the grey and the room feels so much larger! I still have to the the rest of the window frames in the photo. I can't wait to show you what I've got planned for the decor! Stay tuned...
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