Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bennett's Room: Before & After

Bennett's room is one of the first in the new house to get a complete makeover. I'm happy to report that we're making great progress with the main living areas of the house as well, but I have several little touches to add here and there before they're "picture perfect." In any case, I am over the moon excited about how Bennett's room turned out! The room may look familiar since we are re-using Evan's nursery furniture, bedding, and curtains...but, who knew the difference paint could make! Add to that the perfect treasure of a tree decal we scored at BabiesRus and voile, it's a whole new room!

Before, the room was SO dark.  Swamp thing green trim and old Victorian wallpaper just wasn't the look we were going for...
 Little by little we made progress on the wallpaper. That is, until I hit the proverbial "wall" and handed the job over to someone more skilled lol. We had a good friend and professional painter finish the wallpaper job and paint the trim and doors white..

Then, my mom and I tackled the walls ourselves with this fresh coat of minty green paint. As paint goes, this color was not at all my original design. What I thought was a more neutral "sage" took a lighter, brighter turn into this cool as a cucumber color. But as fate would have it, I love mint chocolate chip even more!

Presenting the "after"
I plan to add more pom poms hang from the idea of a creative mobile if you will. Who doesn't love a good party puff?
This giraffe lamp took a hit in the move, but it was nothing a little glue gun couldn't help! And, the best room accessory of all, the little guy himself!
We LOVE Bennett's new room, and I think he does too!


Shayna said...

It's awesome, Rebecca!!!! Great job!! And I am LOVING those full length windows. Now I want some. Ha! :)

Lori said...

Lovely! What a difference!