I love a good room makeover. Seriously, they are my favorite. I’m still finalizing things a few remaining rooms in our home, so I thought I’d take a break and get to work at my parent’s home. Never enough projects, right?
My parents still live in the same home I grew up in. They have been empty nesters for quite some time now and our childhood bedrooms and turned into guest rooms and rooms for the grand kids. With the help of ScotchBlue, I helped them take a guest room that was full of mix matched items and turn it into a rustic contemporary retreat for their guests.
My parent’s home has a very contemporary modern feel to it and I wanted to stay true to their style but also help them incorporate some more natural elements and rustic accents. Going into the room makeover they requested a gray/blue accent wall to go with some of their other decor and a new headboard. Sometimes that’s all you need to work around!
Here is what the room looked like before. Such a difference!
I added a neutral pallet to the bed and tons of texture! I love texture :)
And you can never have too many pictures of the grandkids, right?!
My mom is obsessed with the color orange. All shades. So I wanted to add one pop of orange in the room just for her!
In case you are thinking about doing an accent wall sometime soon, I wanted to share a few painting tips with you!
ScotchBlue Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape
Small Paint Roller
1 Quart of Paint for Accent Wall
Power Drill/Bits (if removing things from walls)
Step 1: Empty out room and remove everything from walls.
Step 2: Clean surface where tape will be adhered.
Step 3: Tape all molding and door jams. The ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape is perfect for taping over molding and tight corners where the molding meets a door. The perfectly straight tear line makes it easy to create a 90-degree angle and straight edges in those hard to reach places.
Step 4: When painting an accent wall, you will want to tape off the surrounding walls and ceiling using ScotchBlue Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape as it is perfect for use on walls and freshly painted surfaces 24 hours old.
Step 5: All taped and ready to paint!
Step 6: Start by painting around the trim with a paintbrush.
Step 7: A painting trick is to dip your paintbrush into the paint, and then lightly brush it off on the side of the paint can until all of the paint is worked into the brush. The key is to not over saturate the brush to the point where the paint is pooling on the bristles.
Step 8: Then, gently apply a light coat. Once dry, give it a second light coat.
Step 9: Finish painting the rest of the room with a small roller brush. Two coats usually do the trick!
Step 10: Time to remove the tape and reveal your room! This is my favorite part. Pull the tape back on itself and remove at a 45-degree angle away from the wall. ScotchBlue PLATINUM Painter’s Tape can easily be removed in one continuous pull. What a great time saver!
Here is a little movie I put together that shows the process of transforming this room!
Do you have a painting project still on your list this summer? Check out the ScotchBlue Inspiration Hub for tons more ideas.