We began with caulk, caulk and more caulk. Painting the wood trim reveals every nook and cranny that you never noticed with the naked wood.
Here is one coat of primer:
Here are the same doors after two coats of primer and one coat of paint:
And the final product, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint:
I did end up choosing the color Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams instead of Silver Fox - Benjamin Moore, it was a touch lighter, and I wanted to err on the airy side.
It is a nice taupey gray, I had some warnings about grays that tend to look purple - thanks for that! But this one turned out really nice in the room.
We also painted the ceiling the same color as the trim - Pure White - Sherwin Williams, it really brightened up the room.
Here is the room now!
I still need to add some things, I am thinking:
- some plates or small quatrefoil mirrors over the bed
- would love to have overhead lighting put in, it's begging for a chandelier!
- a new lamp, I'm thinking citrus, but I might have to whip out the spray paint to get it
- a new bed skirt, gray or black?
- my seamstress (aka MIL) said she could make an adjustment to the bedspread so it would fit better on the full size bed
- either a dresser or desk on the entry wall to the left. The hub says a desk doesn't make sense, but I thought it would give the opportunity for a chair we might not other wise have room for. Any opinions?
P.S. I didn't paint the inside of the windows for fear of painting them shut. When warmer weather gets here in 3 years or so, I will paint them... I can turn a blind I to them until then, right?
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