August, 2010, my friend had planned to do her bedroom over and asked for my assistance. My friend, Alicia, lives off campus in student housing and this was going to be her second year in this house and her bedroom needed a revamping. Luckily, as a renter, she could paint her room any colour but pink, so last year, she opted for a dark grey. Alicia was on the right track. She paired the grey walls with soft pink accessories which work well as complimentary colours but after a while, the grey was just too dark and tired and the room needed some life.
|Ionic Blue by Behr.|
|The Desk Chair.|
|The Duvet cover.|
We had set a whole day aside to paint the room but we thought that it was unncessary to have the whole day for the job. Once we started painting it proved to be more of a whole day task. Since we were covering a very dark grey (which was actually kitchen and bath paint) with a very light blue, it took two to three very thick coats and two cans of paint in order to cover the entire wall and closet effectively. Once the first coat was on, we realized that the trim needed a fresh coat of white, adding another task to our plate. We managed to do that while the walls dried.
The Finished Product
Everything came together quite nicely. The room looked exactly as I envisioned it would after collabertaing my ideas and Alicias. Here it is!
|The punch of purple.|
- Plan to do more that what actually needs to be done. With this task, we ended up doing more than just the walls, we had to do the trim and we didn't plan for that.
- Don't use kitchen and bathroom paint in the bedroom.
Overall a great project to do! Though, next time, I'll charge her! :)