I am happy to report that we have made progress in the 17 year old's room! The walls have been painted Sherwin Williams, essential gray. I didn't want to go too light on the walls because the floors are painted white -at the same time I wanted contrast between the curtains and walls. Just as a reminder, one request was that the room has dark curtains. I scored a pair of charcoal velvet curtains at World Market (this is a low budget makeover, people) and they worked perfectly. I found the duvet cover at IKEA.
I've always loved this corner, so I brought the wingback chair into the room to create a very small seating area. Let's pretend like the slip cover has been ironed - you can read about it here. And now we're off...
I don't want this room to be too drab and boring, so I plan to bring in green as an accent color. Last week I mentioned the possibility of using an Annie Sloan paint on the chest of drawers. I adore the way this piece turned out and think it might be a good candidate for the existing cheapo chest of drawers!
As much as I love the previous piece, I wonder if this is a better green for the room - thoughts?
We started sharing thoughts on exactly what kind of art he would like to see in the room and I showed him a few inspiration images like this one. I think we have narrowed it down to boats, landscape, military stuff, quotes, and photos he has taken with his i-phone. Should be interesting...and a lengthy process, but hopefully reflective of his likes/taste.
That's all I've got for this week. More to come. And now for the links to the other participants: