My first step for this project, was to rip off all the trim around my doors and take out the shelves in the closet.
I created a huge mess and there were a lot of holes to fill in (including those the movers made attempting to bring my queen boxspring up the stairs). It took a full day to actually prep the space before I could even start painting.
I put up two coats of paint (Benjamin Moore - Stonington Gray) and it has drastically changed the way the space looks. It is so much brighter up there. The space has a skylight so there is some natural light but with the wheat-coloured walls, wood doors, wood trim and herringbone floor, it looked really, really yellow up there. The gray walls have made the space feel considerably more contemporary.
I put a coat of primer on the desk, trim and the closet door. The trim and the door took two coats of paint and three to get a really solid coat on the desk. It was worth it though as I'm really happy with how fresh it looks. I also painted out the trim that runs along my stairs and it looks fantastic.
I did get quite a lot done but still have some major items before I can complete this project:
paint the room in Stonington Gray (carrying the colour up from the downstairs) paint the desk in white
- wallpaper behind the desk with pages from books
- add shelves above the desk
paint out the closet door in whiteand replace the handles paint the interior of the closet
- create efficient shelving in the closet
- replace the trim around the doors
paint the baseboards white
- paint my dresser in navy blue and switch out the handles
- bring it all together with artwork and some accessories
Lots more still to come!