Can't stop won't stop with the painting over here! This week: the guest room. We've had to do some odd things to that room, like add a chimney for our wood stove downstairs and shorten a window so that one day we could replace the old fashioned porch that was once on the front of the house. So we've been living with some rather unsightly spackling and such for a bit:
And while these photos don't really display it, the grey was showing some pretty serious wear and tear, as happens with paint over time.
I took everything but the bed out of the room and removed the doors, which turned the hallway into a bit of a nightmare.
(It's felt like a weird game of musical chairs over here-- just constantly moving the chaos from room to room as I redo each one.)
Then I got to work painting the trim a glossy white and the ceilings and walls flat white. The process was in all honestly pretty boring, but what can ya do?
Once that was done, I was faced with dragging those ancient white bookshelves back into this pristine new room and that just didn't seem right. But where would the books go?
"On barn shelves of course!" was basically Steven's answer. But instead of using the barn wood planks (of which we don't have too many left), we decided to simply rip out the actual shelves in the barn we'd been using for tools since our longterm plan for that space is demo the heck out of the interior anyway.
(That's them in the upper left corner, shot during the summer obviously. Oh, summer.)
We opted for four and went bottom to top, lining up the bottom shelf with the height of the bed and the bathroom door. Waldo, as usual,
was incredibly helpful hung around the entire time trying to eat sandpaper and whatnot.
Next up for this room is getting a door, but for now I like that you can see the encyclopedia wallpaper from the bed. Not mention, any guest who comes over and needs privacy is staying in the inn anyway, haha!
As usual, let's conclude with a little side by side Before and After because they're so satisfying! Like the static version of a montage. Facing north:
And facing south:
Also, because I might be certifiably insane, I decided to repaint Steven's studio shelves right after this which I'd given a first attempt back in September. And I mean right after-- like the paint brush did not even have time to dry.
I have yet to take some good After shots, but here's a During for your enjoyment:
Steven posted this midway through to Instagram and the audience was divided as to whether or not to continue...
I'll save the After for next time...!
(What is I Love Lamp? This is I Love Lamp.)