Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Come See!! The First Bedroom Is Now Complete!


Whew!  I really pushed yesterday.  But I’m so glad I did!  As you can see, we picked two shades of grey as our color scheme.  If you are just stopping by today, and don’t know what the room looked like before, scroll down—or click here.

The crown molding looks SO much better in the dark grey.  The painted-brown-look from before detracted from the room, in my opinion.

We don’t have a desk yet.  But for now, we placed two low bookshelves in a T-shape to conserve space.  Then we topped it with a scrap piece of plywood which I painted to match the molding.  Not bad!

The chair was made by my dad’s pop-pop.  So as old-fashioned as it is, it’s still a keeper.  I’m thinking of letting my son paint it pewter to go with his room, though.  What do you think?  One part of me hates to put paint on such an antique.  But the other part realizes it is a functional chair that I think my son would appreciate more.Desk chair

The fan blades were walnut grain and “old” looking.  Walnut fan So I took it apart and painted them dark grey to match the molding.  Now instead of being an eyesore, the fan is one of my favorite parts of the room!  I think it makes the room brighter, too.  gray blades

Oh, and the bed?  It isn’t really a bed.  We don’t have a frame.  But since I forgot to take pictures, you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see how we managed! 

We still need an armoire since there is no closet in this room. 

And there are still two bedrooms to re-do!  Onward and upward!  Isn’t that what they say?  Lol!  My other sons are hoping their rooms turn out as well!


Christina said...

This is so nice! Your oldest son (do I have that detail correct?) must be so pleased with all the care you've put into making this a special place for him. (And if he isn't now, he'll appreciate it when HE'S the one cleaning out and remodeling a room on his own someday.) : )

Tracey said...

The room looks great! I think the fan turned out beautifully.

While the chair is lovely as is, I must admit that I would probably let him paint it if he wanted to.

Mari said...

The room looks amazing - what a change! I would let him paint the chair too. It's a treasure, be it stained or painted.

Holly said...

What a transformation! You've really worked hard and it's paid off. Love the gray!