Holy hell, y’all. It’s done.* And to think, it all started with just painting the walls. But I’m just a teensy bit blue about it… what the heck am I going to do now after the kids go to bed??? Actually clean the kitchen up from dinner? Psssshaw. Whatevs. I’m probably just going to zone out on Pinterest with a glass of wine. Don’t judge. You know you do it too.
Let’s get to the good stuff.
I’ve seen enough design blogs and Before & After posts on Apartment Therapy to know that what people want to see when you reveal an “After” are photos in the same angle and POV as the “before picture. So for those of you people who may read this, here you go:
You can see that not too much has changed on this side of the room–the bed and bedding are the same, but we have added a Kallax bookshelf to serve as dresser-ish nightstandy thing for anyone staying at the O’D Inn.
Here are some detail photos:
But what my kiddos are most excited about is the playroom space. I have to admit… I am too.
The secret-hidden room slash reading nook was an afterthought, but man, am I glad we after-thought it.
None of those books taught my kid how to swear, by the way.
I hope you like it as much as we do! Now I want to redo EVERY room! Maybe I should just start by cleaning every room. Ha!
Playroom & Guest Room Walls: Benjamin Moore “Atrium White” in eggshell
Secret Room Walls: bead board painted with Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec Semi-Gloss trim paint
Flooring: Flor carpet tiles
Guest bed, table, shelves and lamps: Ikea
Guest bedding: Target
All Storage Baskets and Bins: Ikea
Table: Land of Nod (discontinued)
Chairs: Land of Nod
Train Table: Melissa & Doug
*There are still a few things left for me to do up there. I need to put the shoe on the baseboard to bridge the gap between the carpet and the baseboard. I need to obviously remove the painters tape from around the ceiling fan. I’m going to sew a curtain for the secret room opening (when I learn how to sew… ha). The insanely huge and unsightly brown air conditioner that just stares at you from the wall… I’d love to get rid of that thing and get something more sleek, energy-efficient, pretty, but we just can’t right now. The thing is a tank and it works really, really, really well. It sticks out of the siding of the back of the house so replacing it isn’t merely the same as replacing a window air conditioner and it would be far more expensive. So in the wall it stays, until one day, it finally dies on us. And I want to figure out some sort of art for the walls… that is going to take time.