We Have Color!

Our bedroom makeover is very nearly done! We just have a few minor things to tackle before Labor Day weekend. David was our awesome painter this weekend, and I was mostly on Estelle duty. I did finish up the trim paint, but that was all of 2 ft. of help. Check out the progress!


In Progress:





After, but still in progress:




Well, what else do we have to do?! I copied our to-do list from previous posts, and added some little odd and ends.

  • Fill screw holes and sand the headboard
  • Install baseboard at wall patch area, install quarter round throughout the room
  • PAINT – headboard will be white, walls will be white and Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue, trim will be white, touch up paint on trim and at edges
  • Find an attractive extension cord/power strip for our lamp, it will be hidden behind the headboard
  • Buy the FJELLSE pine bed from Ikea, chop off the head board, sand, paint it white, spray paint screws
  • Buy plastic bins for headboard storage
  • Move the two file cabinets down to the basement
  • New window treatments, probably some inconspicuous white cellular shades, these blackout shades were purchased a few minutes ago
  • Rework existing wall art and restyle the headboard contents, the harmonica framing is as far as I got today
  • Maybe a new duvet cover, and dye existing off-white duvet covers and blankets, idye packs are in hand
  • We need to do something about the Ikea Poang, new cushion cover?
  • Find a couple of decorative pillows
  • Maybe a neutral jute rug, eventually

David is already getting excited about his next project…updating/finishing the bathroom trim, which would include wood panel wainscoting. The wood you see is an old gym floor, it would probably be sanded down, much like the wood wall just outside the bathroom.


But wait! It was not all work and no play this weekend. We helped some friends celebrate their daughter’s third birthday. They hosted a very fun South Philadelphia block party! Too bad we can’t do this every weekend. Estelle did not want to leave, and she nearly fell asleep in her stroller on the short walk home.







How’s that for one well-documented weekend?! The weather was perfect…you can tell September is near. Have a good week, everyone.



One Response to We Have Color!

  1. irishkatie says:

    I love the photos and the colours.

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