Today I thought I post a few photos of my progress in our Master bedroom.
Let's revisit this dark and dreary BEFORE photo. Yikes, no Photoshop here that's for sure, you can barely see the text. Remember, this is the room that I happily ignored since we've moved in this house. And yes, those are prints I literally tacked up on the wall. Do you need further proof of how neglected this poor room has been?
Here's another pic sans the tacks
but as you can see... this room is screaming for a make-over.
So the good news is the plank wall is done! Well actually there are two walls with planks
--the biggest wall the bed will go against
and the short entry wall with the master bathroom door.
Yesterday I finished the last of the painting--the trim and baseboards, and even though it was late in the day I managed to get a few photos for you....
Here's a good shot of the previous paint shade.
This photo also shows the new 4 inch door trim that I'm replacing on all our doors.
When Dad and I were pulling this trim off it literally broke into pieces. I'm seeing first hand that all the wood work in this house was installed on the cheap.
and I like that it's a plank wall you'll see first.
photo after the first coat of paint
So what did I learn from my first DIY plank experience?
Well, for starters I wish I would've watched this video before I began-- it's actually exactly what i did except for one teeny weeny thing.
Unfortunately I didn't paint the edges of my planks prior to installing them on the wall... and right after this first paint coat I realized that my regular roller and brush couldn't penetrate the small cracks.
So what to do?
I guess I could've left it alone but I went to Home Depot and found a special fine bristle brush and yep, it took an extra day but I got on the ladder and basically painted over all the seams and cracks in the planks.
I know. Where was my glass of wine?
It's still not perfect but....hooray for that rustic-imperfect look right?
Here's a picture of one of the large botanicals I'm using in this room.
Farrow and Ball Wimborne White--
a warm, bright white that is perfect for this north facing room!