Cleveland Brown colors (even the fan blades!)
*this was how it was when we moved in.
It was truly awful. It was both jarringly bright and depressingly dark. There were uneven lines at the corners and blobs of paint on the ceiling. The decals were peeling off.
I originally planned to stripe this wall with orange, but the husband suggested I do a dashed line instead. The orange was really bright, and I think a full, striped wall would have overwhelmed the space. Much better.
It did take a lot of time to measure off, tape off, and then paint the line. I rolled on 2 coats of orange, then had to go back and smooth out almost every side of each rectangle. Given that my college painting professor mocked my affinity for detail work, I was totally prepared for some delicate touch up.
I also decided at the last minute to paint all the trim white to match the rest of the house.
Yes! Let's add another 4 hours of work to this already drawn out project!
The inspiration for the room was his robot sheets. The blanket on the bed is not done yet, but I wanted to show that it will add another pop of orange.
We picked up the lamp at IKEA this weekend.
I painted the blades the same color as the walls, then tipped them with orange because it reminded the husband of a propeller on a plane.
The frames are cheap-o's from WM. They were black, but I painted them a dark grey semi-gloss that I already had. I realized I couldn't remove the glass, so I shimmied some saran wrap between the glass & the frame - worked great!.
All that's left to do is add the vinyl decals (I didn't realize I had to wait 2 weeks for the walls to cure), and a few more prints. The walls look really bare right now (and huge! His room is not that big!), but it will be better with a few more frames.
Wall - Behr Subtle Touch
Dashed line, fan - Behr Electric Orange
Primer: Kilz and Zinsser Bulls-Eye
My boy loves his new room, and was so excited to get back in there & sleep in "My New Cool Room!". I know. He's 3.
But I appreciate the enthusiasm.
As always, this project is part of The William Morris Project started by Jules at Pancakes and French Fries. She is awesome, and so is this project.
PS - You'd think that by now I'd be almost done with my daughter's room. No. Not at all. Haven't even started. But I'll leave that story for next week.
PPS: The nearest IKEA is 2.25 hours away in PA. We made the drive on Saturday & it was totally worth it. Mostly because of this:
That my friends, is a Primanti Brothers sandwich.
I can't wait to go back!