All this week I’m going to be posting before and after photos of the house, so keep tuning in to see what a completely different place we live in now!
Our house is a split level ranch so there’s 5 or 6 steps leading up from the living room to the second level, and on the second level is the bathroom and the three bedrooms.
The landing itself looks much better in the before pictures then it did in real life- it was filthy. There were dirty little hand prints all over the wall (because she ran a day care out of the living room), the wallpaper border was peeling and yellowed, and it was very outdated. A few coats of Behr White Truffle paint later though and it is fresh.
And how about a few close ups of the art:
Now to move on into the guest room, which was originally a young boy’s room. This room is tiny so after we painted I put as little furniture as possible in there to widen it up. I also haven’t put anything on the wall yet because I don’t want to crowd them in, but I plan to make something with a mirror for behind the bed to add a little more reflection to the space.
Yes, I know that four walls of orange is a bit crazy. But you know what, it’s a spare room- there’s no need for it to be serious. I also painted it fully knowing that a future niece or nephew (turns out it’s a nephew!!) would be sleeping in there sometimes and I think orange is super fun for a crazy aunt to have around. Also, it is my absolute favorite color.
Here’s the round up of what we’ve done:
- Took down wallpaper border, primed and painted all walls and ceilings
- Painted the built in hall cabinet and replaced the handles
Here’s what’s still on tap:
- The hunt for a new white wooden hamper
- Art for behind the guest room bed (I’ve got plans for that)
So overall nothing huge besides the difference a few gallons of paint makes (which is apparently a pretty huge difference). What do you think?