I’ll get to the punchline and save you any more suspense after yesterday’s post: It worked. Oh yeah, it really worked. If you didn’t read yesterday, what worked was painting over the bedroom wallpaper. We followed m all the steps: gluing down loose seams, mudding over them and sanding down the mud when dried. To be honest, the wallpaper walls look better than the one with the wallpaper removed.
Maeve and I headed to Home Depot to find the right gray for the painting. You all know what challenges I have with picking gray paint. And Maeve, my artist extraordinaire, has an eye for color and I knew she wouldn’t steer me wrong. I needed a gray that was more tan than blue. After much debate and her convincing me that this was the right color, we landed on Silver Tinsel by Behr. The premium Behr paint has primer in it and I was hoping this would help with the pattern of the wallpaper.
And it did. Only took one coat. Seriously. Don’t think I’ve ever seen Brett so happy about a paint as he was about this one. Got painted in just a few hours and then I could hang my art work and really move in.
We started here:
And currently are landing here:
What is still outstanding…
light fixtures…maybe these? I think they’d look nice with the patter on the curtains.
Also, art is needed above the bed. The pop art piece is too square. I think it needs something long and rectangular. If I were a bazillionaire, I would buy this piece from one of my favorite artists Barbra Kruger.
Unfortunately, there aren’t even reproductions of this available. (That I could find anyway. If you know where to get one, please please tell me!) I started looking on Etsy because I love supporting small production artists. I found this by Jestsetretrodesign:
I think it would look great above the bed. And while the price isn’t too precious ($250), it’s still more than I want to spend on something that isn’t Barbara Kruger. I wonder if I could get Maeve to paint something similar. Bet I could. What do you think?