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A little paint goes a long way…

Some time ago I got an offer from Beckers, a Swedish paint company, to use their paint for any project in my home, in exchange for blogging it here. Of course I said yes, since we are trying to renovate the entire upstairs on a very limited budget! I chose to paint our bedroom. This room used to belong to my boyfriend’s brother, with whom we share the house, but now he’s moved down to the basement because of the new baby coming. So we are taking his old room, my older sons are getting our old bedroom, and the old guestroom which my sons are currently using will be turned into a nursery for the new baby. A complete turmoil in other words!

The room looked horrible when he left it. The walls were very dirty and with hundreds of tiny holes everywhere, probably from the previous owner’s daughter. Perhaps she collected postcards or something, and tacked them all to the walls at random… The wood trimmings were yellow, and probably not painted since the house was built in the fifties. Here are the awful before photos:

See? Horrible! It wasn’t a room I wanted to live in. So we started to work, and now it’s so much nicer! It’s still not done, all the decorating is still left to do. You know, the lighting, art on the walls, bedside tables, shelving and so on… But I really like it, so far! Here are some after photos, please tell me what you think!

The white is a hue called Ada, and the warm light grey behind and above the bed is called Yvonne. I really have to recommend Beckers paints, they were so easy to work with, and great coverage!

Instead of a traditional pegboard or clotheshanger I came up with this. It’s a just a raw wooden plank, painted in matte black, with some sturdy nails in it. We used the same black paint for the legs of the bed, which you can’t see in these pictures, but it looks great.

For now, the baby’s crib stands in our room, and will continue to do so in the next few months. That’s why we can’t finish the bedroom right now, because our bed is going to be moved later, so we can’t put the lighting up on the wall above it, nor the headboard. (The quilt in the crib was a gift from my mother in law. She made it especially for Elvis. We got the lace bedlinen from her as well, it’s the same sheets my boyfriend used to sleep in as a baby.)

Thanks Beckers for helping me transform this room!

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