Boy’s Bedroom Paint

by Josh on January 26, 2011 · 3 comments

in Bedroom,Projects

Wow, where did January go?

I guess I’ve been more focused on celebrating a pair of birthdays and trying to get up early to workout than working on the house.  So this is the perfect time to catch up on my backlog of finished, but un-blogged-about work.

Nothing fits my slow current pace of work like my long-running bedroom renovation project.  This project passed a big visual milestone a little while back when I added paint to the bare walls.  Ms. Bungalow and I worked with our friend Molly to pick a two-tone paint color for our youngest son’s future bedroom that coordinates with the comforter for his bed.

Bedroom taped before paintYes, those leafy trees outside the window show this painting work wasn’t done anytime recently.  The green tape line separating the paint colors will be covered with molding when I finish the room trim.

Green paint going upWith such a deep color on the lower wall, it took three coats to achieve full coverage.  The light steely blue upper wall color covered in two.

Finished wall colorsThe trim color will be a light off-white that will look pretty similar to the primer line between the two halves of the wall.  By painting the wall before installing the trim, I’m gambling that I can avoid marring the walls the rest of the way and save myself what would have been a lot of cutting in to paint around the molding.  I’ll let you know how that turns out.

This intense green color wouldn’t work for every person or in every room, but for my 4-year-old, in a room with great southern light, and in the middle of a white/grey winter, I’m in love with the grass green.  It’s like seasonal affective disorder therapy every time I see it.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jordan@the2seasons January 31, 2011 at 2:12 am

Just discovered your blog! Love the bold colors for this room.


Matt February 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Love reading your blog. I really like the light fixtures that you chose for your bedroom. I think that you have a great sense of style. My wife and I are remodeling a house also. We definitely have a lot that we can learn from you all.



Josh February 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Awww, thanks you guys.


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