before and after // casey's room

My room was pretty bleh before the renovation, but it was actually worse than it looks here. The walls are made of plaster and they had this terrible to texture to them. Also the color is so upsetting. In order to deal with the textured walls, we had someone install sheetrock over the plaster walls. I'm sure that is frowned upon in the renovation world, but taking my room down to the studs was not in the time or money budget. I'm very pleased with the end result because I have smooth walls. 
The tiny door on the right was the closet, which is crazy. I do not have a picture of my closet now. Honestly, I'm not happy with the way it looks at the moment. My closet doors are those bifold doors and they are cream colored and it just doesn't look right. I plan to address them one day. The gist though is that my stepdad built a closet right over that door. The door was taken off so there is this secret closet in my closet. You have to separate my clothes and behind them is this little shelving unit. It's weird. 
I think my room used to be another sitting area because there was a door to the outside. I also think that the tiny closet that was in this room was originally in the bathroom (if that makes any sense??). Nonetheless, I didn't want an entrance to the porch in my room + I wanted the wall space, so when the sheetrock was installed- the door was a goner. 
I had to put SEVEN coats, SEVEN COATS, of paint on my walls to get them to look like this. First, these walls were brand new sheetrock, so even though they were primed twice, they just soaked up paint. Plus, the color is so dark. I could have avoided 1 or 2 layers probably but I made a huge mistake. We had been using Benjamin Moore paint, but I ran out. Well, the store where you can buy BM paint is pretty far but there is a Sherwin Williams store close by. Yes, any paint store can match paint but SW matte paint and BM matte paint are not the same. The finish was so different that we had to go and buy Benjamin Moore paint and use 2 more coats to fix it. Bless us. 

This color choice was bold, I know. Most people thought I was insane, especially my mother. Then when I decided to paint the ceiling AND the trim all the same color... that was nuts. I hated the idea of having the massive contrast of the dark walls with a white ceiling and trim. I couldn't think of any other color to paint them, so I decided they should all be the same. Almost a year later, I haven't gotten tired of the color. My room is pretty dark and moody, and I love it. I don't really want a high energy bedroom. My bedroom is for chillin'. 
I spent approximately 209 years trying to find this bedding, and I actually had this bedding before we moved here. The dark teal was the inspiration for my wall color. 
My stepdad built this platform bed for me before we moved in. It's pretty jazzy, and I have dreams of one day actually sanding it down and sealing it. That's one of those projects that seems so time consuming and laborious, but I know I will be glad when/if I ever do it. 
Everything in this corner was thrifted. People always ask Savannah and I how we decorate and where we get our stuff from. We always keep our eyes open for good deals and treasures like these. When we go out of town, we try to stop at flea markets, thrift stores, and antique stores. You just have to always be looking. Certainly never go into one store and buy everything at once. 
All After photos taken by Amber Ulmer

Paint- Benjamin Moore Bavarian Forest
Bedding- Bar III (discontinued)
Tapestry- Urban Outfitters
Curtains- Urban Outfitters 

1 comment

  1. I love it! I'm a fan of bold colors, my bedroom at my old condo was painted bright sunshine yellow, and it really helped me wake up in the morning! I also had a few chalkboard walls around the condo, which was awesome!