I’ve decided that it’s time to redo my powder room and master bedroom. I’ve been wanting to paint the bedroom for a while while but could not decide on the paint color. I finally settled on Special Gray by Sherwin Williams. I needed something that went with the purple headboard I painted on the wall years ago. People thought I was insane to paint a headboard on my wall back then. Now, I am happy to say, the Internet is loaded with images and ideas for painting a headboard on the wall. Those who came to scoff stayed to paint.
I have started prepping the powder room for painting. I’ve selected Positive Red for the walls and Gulfstream for the trim and the funky ornate framed mirror that I found at a thrift shop. I’ll post pictures if I ever finish. In the meantime, here are some pictures of some unconventional paint jobs in my house.
My insanity is not limited to headboards. I went through a funky painted furniture stage. This is my husband’s nightstand. He said he quit drinking because he was afraid of waking up one morning with a hangover and seeing it first thing.
And this is the broken mirror mirror that goes with it.
These are some shots of the upstairs hallway. I made the built-in bookcase on the left from an old wooden ladder and paneling. Necessity is a mother.
This is the kitchen door and the third floor dormer. I painted clouds on the dormer walls because it’s the highest room in the house.
This is the front door. Yes, that’s a picture frame in the right hand corner. Here’s the story behind that: My husband threw a shoe at the door during a rather heated discussion we were having. The shoe left the perfect image of a shoe on the then white door. We ceased our donnybrook to admire the image. Better than a marriage counselor. When I painted the door, I put a frame around the image and dated it to preserve the memory. My Stepson noted that the image resembles George Bernard Shaw from a certain angle. And so it does.
These images show a counter that I tiled and a wall of empty frames in the living room. The counter mosaic consists of cut up scrap stained glass, broken dishes, and pottery. Most of the frames are street finds or flea market purchases.
Boris likes to hang out in the hallway so I guess he approves.