Our oldest daughter moved to Southern California two years ago this past May and since then, her room has pretty much remained the way it was when she left.
You can read about that day HERE, but I'm warning you that you may need a tissue.
This weekend, we had some time and I was brave enough for a change and decided to get it painted a more neutral color...Mr. F even admitted to getting a little sentimental when he went up to patch a few holes in the wall.
Our oldest daughter's room had been painted Valspar Lucent Purple about a year before she moved.
This is how it was painted when she lived here...You can see more of the details HERE.
Here are some of the holes that had to be filled before we started painting.
And a few more holes that made Mr. Fanatic wax nostalgic...
We didn't spend any money on paint for this project.
We had 1 gallon of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter leftover from when we painted the Kitchen and Breakfast Room a couple of years ago. Ben Moore paint is pretty amazing and covered the previously goldish paint in those rooms with one coat, which is why we had a gallon left over.
We weren't sure if the Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter would cover the purple in just one coat, however, and didn't want to chance having to purchase another gallon of paint, so we mixed 3 quarts of samples from Sherwin Williams we had from when I was trying to choose the kitchen paint color.
Here's how the first coat looked:
Here's how the bedroom looks now after a top coat of Revere Pewter:
Not bad for a no cost project! Now I just have to add a little color besides the purple pom poms from Jess' graduation party a few years ago.
Maybe one of these days, I'll find a new home or a new purpose for the armoire that was once Organized. I wish there had been some way to move this out to SoCal with her without having to spend $500 to get it there. She could sure use it now the way it was configured to hold all her makeup and hair supplies.
The bookcase still has a few of her awards in it...Maybe I'll box them up one of these days too...
The planters and mini tissue pom poms are from both daughter's graduation parties.
My, how time flies...
You can see a little update of this bedroom by clicking HERE.