We hadn't chosen any bedding, we hated the fan, and the wall color was less than desirable. After some debate, Ricky and I decided that gray and white horizontal stripes would be in order. We began by painting the entire room white. The next step was taping off the stripes. We discussed the exact width of the stripes for a while but decided upon 7 inches of white followed by 14 inches of gray. If you're trying this at home and can't decide....we just started marking stripes on the wall and after several options decided what was best for us. Ricky used a level to measure (gasp, its not very accurate but a lot more convenient) and mark off the stripes and I followed behind him with tape. For this project we used green Frog brand tape. I was skeptical at first as the brand claims that they have a powder that seals to the wall when paint hits it, but I must say there was zero bleeding with this tape even though we were putting the paint on it really thick.
After we applied the tape and 1 coat and some touch ups of gray later here is the finished project. While I didn't love it at first, it has become one of my favorite projects and I really think it looks great.
Another recent change is the addition of this great dresser from Ikea. We actually were able to decide and get rid of the other dresser that had seen better days. The knobs that came with this piece were hideous so we bought some new ones at Home Depot and presto cool new bright shiny dresser. Also, we have been stocking up on accessories for this room. So on this dresser you can barely see some of the new smaller additions to the room.
We have been busy furniture shopping so enter the mid century nightstand from West Elm (and his twin). We fell in love with these and even though they are way more than what we usually pay for...well anything we absolutely love them and saved some money on other projects so we felt we could splurge.
Finally, I can show you the finished product with the fan!!!! YAYYYYYYY!!!!! This fan is so sleek and happy and I can run it on high all night with little noise.
And whats a wolf pack post without a cute animal so here's Lunches enjoying the new dresser or maybe looking away at disgust at the old one.
And here's the good after product. We still have a long ways to go but the shell is pretty much complete so now to find the fun stuff like curtains and bedding.