Darcy Lewis Design

Adventures in "Good Enough" Design

Repainting Grandma’s Room…

Spent the past week visiting the in-laws and ended up spending most of it repainting Grandma’s bedroom.  Had a lot of fun faux finishing it.  This was definitely an example of Good Enough…the paint store told me that no matter what I used, I wouldn’t be able to cover the dark green with one coat of anything – even paint and primer in one.  Not only did we cover the green (with pale orchid!) in one coat, but the edge at the ceiling and floor couldn’t be perfectly done (previous painters had smeared some of the dark green on the ceiling, couldn’t cover that), but on the next visit we will put up crown moulding and maybe rip up the old stained carpet and lay some wood floors and put on a nice baseboard, repaint the ceiling and trim…  This will totally do her for the year until we go out again and finish the job.

Grandma’s room before – the photo cannot begin to capture how dark and depressing this color really was. Darkest army green, that sucked up all the light in the room and made it look like a miserable troll cave. Poor grandma….

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Grandma’s room after… I repainted it this lovely soft orchid color, and then sponged cream and gold over it, relayering the orchid over it where the cream was too heavy.  I also found the bedframe (before she had none – just the bed with no frame) and repainted that too in gloss white. So much nicer!!

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Which room in your house do you want to redo and why?

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