Tuesday, December 13, 2011

my bedroom is painted!

We have been renting this house for the past 3 1/2 years.  So, for 3 1/2 years I have been looking at ugly, unfinished walls.  If you lean up against them, it is like leaning on a big piece of chalk.  The walls in this house have never been painted.  Not even a primer coat.  It basically looks like they *were* white walls and someone let a bus load of dirty-handed kids out and they rubbed their hands all over our walls.

Not sure why we didn't do this earlier, but Sunday night and Monday Jorge painted our bedroom.  What a huge difference it made.  It looks SO nice! 

We went to Home Depot on Sunday and I was nervous about picking the paint colors.  Paint is not an easy thing to choose.  The lighting in Home Depot is much different than my house.  And, it is always hard to tell from the little swatch, what exactly it will look like.  Usually I grab loads of swatches, take them home, and look over them for a long time.  This time I winged it.  Luckily, I choose colors that I really liked once they were painted on the wall.

Jorge did a great job painting.  Now our room feels like a room in a house.  I just wish I had all my art work that is stored in my mom's house to hang on the walls.  But, you can't have it all.

I wasn't able to take very good pictures.  I need a wider angle lens.  So, I snapped a few and then I took a video.  I always love for friends and family to stop by and see how we decorated.  But, living thousands of miles away, that isn't an option.  So, this way I can show you!

Here is a before shot.  You will see how much more the headboard pops out in the after shots!

The lighting wasn't very good in the room.  I had to use my flash.  Normally I like to use natural lighting.  So, you see the colors vary slightly in each picture.  The last picture, the shot of the entire bed, is closest to the true colors of the room.  The accent wall is a dark chocolate color.

And, here is a little clip for you to see the whole room!

Jorge did the bedroom for my Christmas present.  My birthday is next month, in January.  I told him he could do the room in the video below for my birthday!

Do you like my tree?  Half of the lights went out the other day.  I'm too lazy to take all the ornaments off, take off the old lights, string new lights, and hang the ornaments again. 

Can't wait until the living room is painted!


Lisa n Javi said...

Love the colors. Back in the states Javi and I painted the house in about four different shades of brown. You have a really big kitchen with lots of cabinets, very rare here. Oh and love the tree.

Stephanie G said...

I love the colors! Good luck on your birthday request.
I love your kitchen and I am a little jealous. I wish I had a big kitchen with lots of cabinets!!!
Love the tree.

rubireyes said...

Great colors, the room is beautiful and you are right, the headboard does pop with that color. What day is your Bday? Mine is the 14th.

Valarie said...

Thanks, all! I really love that the bedroom is painted. Now, I am going to wait just a bit before I start bugging about the living room.

I did luck out with a good-sized kitchen with all the cabinets!

My birthday is January 23!

Estrellita said...

It's beautiful! I love the headboard. Did you make it?