OK, so by now you must know, even if you’ve only been reading this blog for 5 minutes, that I’m not a “Oh here’s the before shot of my room and then, BAM, here you have my after” kind of girl.
I’m more of a “OK, so here’s the before shot, and now here’s one of the durings, and then here’s another during shot, and oh, here’s a thought I had during month 7 of this here little project, oh and now 3 months later, here’s another shot of this tiny bit of progress” kind of girl. Just keepin’ it real here.
So here’s how the room is looking now after (some) of my parents came and helped me paint the room. You know how it is. Modern families and all that.
Well, what are you doing standing out there?
Come on in!
We painted this original door white. The color is Martha Stewart Picket Fence, which I’ve decided is “my white” because of it being perfect.
The rest of the room was painted Martha Stewart Sisal. The green feature ceiling is a color called “1990’s dental office” but I don’t know who makes it.
We didn’t paint it because we’re going to bring the white ceiling down onto that sloping part too.
Here’s how the room looked when we first got started, just to refresh your memory:
I’ve been busy painting away in the kitchen. This is the beadboard that we’re going to be installing on the ceiling in the room.
You will be shocked and a half when you see the next update of this room, I guarantee it!
You know, they say things always have to get worse before they get better.
Eventually, though, the new floors will be put down and it will start to look a bit like a real room in here!
For now though, the new paint looks great and I’m so happy for that.
And that thing I said about things getting worse before they get better? I wasn’t lying. Just wait until you see what’s happening in there right now!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.