I started thinking that I would never see the day when I finished all the coatings, wood filling, sanding, waterproofing, priming and painting on the guest room, but I finally got the second coat of paint on the bedroom door last night, and it was all over.
I still don’t need to be painted. This is a completely separate project, and I will start doing it today. But at the moment I wanted to show you the whole room in which all the panels are installed and all the walls, panels and cabinets are painted.
However, let’s jump a little into the past and remember what this space looked like. The original room had the window in the middle, just like now. But there was also a door to the veranda on the left and a second window on the right.
I had closed this door a long time ago when we had the new siding installed outside the house, and then when we had the new drywall installed in this room, I let it dry above the window so I could create cabinets around the main window. And we had also replaced the old window. This is what the room looked like at that time…
And now, with the new window, the new cladding, the new cabinets, the new fan and the new lighting, here is the progress in the space from today…
The wall color is Benjamin Moore Classic Grey and the decorative color is Behr Polar Bear. The ceiling is just Behr’s white paint that I used directly from the box, so I think it would be ultra pure white.
The accent wall is a hand drawn Design that I made with acrylic pencils. You can find details about this project here…
The wall color I also used on the bedroom door is a color I had mixed individually, but that’s the formula…
I already mentioned that I could put a transparent top coat on the wall, and that’s what I did in the end. I used my favorite High Performance General Finishes Topcoat in a flat finish. I used my Critter sprayer to spray on two coats of clear varnish.
The reason I did it is that these acrylic pencils are not like acrylic paint. Paint marks rub when you get something on the wall and you need to wipe it with a damp cloth. And because I did the wall paint before installing the coating, and I have always sealed my coating and my sealing process involves using a damp cloth, I had to seal this Design on the wall before sealing it.
As the space is small, I built the cabinets to have sliding doors rather than Standard swing doors. I still have to finish the inside of the cabinets, but I’m still trying to figure out how I want to set them up.
I had originally planned to make a built-in window seat between the cabinets, but changed my mind when I realized that in an emergency, a window seat would make it really difficult for Matt to safety through that window. Instead, I put something mobile-a desk or bench.
And of course, the golden yellow padded bed will go against the accent wall.
I wish you could see the mural in person. I love those shades Of gold that stand out behind the white. I think you can see a little of that golden hue in this picture…
As I said above, I used the mural on the door. The door is a pocket door, so I always have to buy and install lockable pocket door fittings.
And I still need switch plates and outlet covers.
I will use Standard outlet covers on the light grey walls, but on the wall I will buy the full surface outlet covers that can be painted so that they fit perfectly into the wall paint. If you’ve never seen them before, I’m talking about them. They are structured in such a way that they can be painted, and I have never had a problem with the paint peeling off of them. And they fit perfectly, which is better in such matter, rather than diverting large white rectangles from the wall. I used one at the exit at the end of the peninsula in my kitchen because I didn’t want a white rectangle on the tea cabinet. It looks good (most people never notice that there is a plug there), and I have never had any problems with chipping the paint.
Anyway, The other side of the room is much blander than the accent wall…
But when the room is ready, this wall will be a chest of drawers, a TV on the wall (I think this will be hidden, rather than framed as the breakfast room, TV), and some works of art.
Now I have to focus on the floor. It will be a great job, and I do not know how long it will take. But now that I have the experience of painting an oak floor (after some trial and error, painting the Design on the back entrance to the studio), I think it gets a lot smoother.