Reviving 20th Century Paint Colors
Great News! My first ever apartment lease has just begun! Which means, I have a large amount of interior decorating to get started on. It is currently in a sad state, lacking furniture and décor as well as requiring a much needed paint job. My bedroom is especially awful and is in need of a little TLC. By a little, I really mean A LOT. And as a college student with a limited cash flow, I can’t really afford a lot of TLC right now. Solution: I’m hoping with a little creativity, combined with my passion for bargain hunting and some superior interior paint, I’ll create a beautiful space that I can call my own (well at least ‘til next may)!
First step - paint job
The apartment residents of the past decade have done a number on the walls, and I’m guessing the most recent occupant before me did her best to cover them up with posters and pictures. I refuse to follow in her footsteps and have decided to face them head on! The three walls with the door, closet, and window will be a painted gray. I'm thinking Stainless Steel. The one and only uninterrupted wall is where I’m going to go a little crazy and add some much needed interest to the room by painting a one of a kind pattern! Now I’m no artist with a brush, I much prefer the virtual kind. So when I decided on this course of action, I did a little creative problem solving and have come up with a fool-proof method of execution. All I’ll need is a laptop, a projector, a pencil, and some (California) paint. I can project the pattern from my computer onto the wall, then trace, paint by number and VIOLA! Stress free pattern creation (and it’s cheap too)! Take a look...
Original pattern created for a class assignment.
Floor plan. I'll project the pattern onto the left wall. I'm renting the projector from my school's equipment room for free! BONUS!
My Color Palette: Stainless Steel D-1, DEW380 Sugar Sugar, Modern Elegance D-10, Pop Art D-14 (click color chips for color details)
Retouched pattern to mimic end result! Fingers crossed!
Before and (potential) after. Personally I think the end result will look 1,000 times better!
Window, closet, and door opposite the "to-be-patterned" wall. These walls will be painted Stainless Steal.This interior paint project isn’t going to happen overnight. I’m guessing that with my school currently being 3 hours away and my busy schedule, it’s going to last all summer! Not a problem. It will give me so much more to blog and share with you all, while slowly adding to the anticipation of the final result! By now I know you are just as excited as me! I’m still busy planning so I’ll check back in with more details soon!