It's been quite a challenge, taking on such a big, awkward room while parenting a 2 year old.
here. I bought some frames at IKEA and re-cut mats for them. I also cropped the words out of the posters--I'm just not into reading and writing on the walls.
The new curtains are also from IKEA. Including the paint (5 gallons at $125), I spent about $300 total, which isn't bad considering that we hadn't touched this room since we moved in. Thank the previous owners for that dirty mustard color paint.
Here's a few before and after shots. First the staircase, whose transformation was quite dramatic. I painted the risers, which really opened up the space, visually.
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There was also a vestibule/foyer in the entrance way that was torn down as well, leaving some unfinished boards in the floor. One day we plan to refinish the hardwood floor.
Folks, I'm tired. Anyone up for painting the playroom? I need to use up the remaining 2 gallons of paint! I overestimated how much I'd need, especially thinking it would take 2 coats to cover the yellow. Is it wrong to paint the same color in another room?