Below for your viewing enjoyment are some before and after photos of our bedroom. We still have to finish the room the baby will eventually sleep in, but I figured if we at least mostly finished our room, we'd have some place for all of us to sleep for at least a few months before we move the baby into his permanent digs.
The room started out with relatively cheerful yellow walls and an off white ceiling. There were a number of cracks in the walls, that I decided to repair with some spackle and joint tape (and some help from my brother).
|Close up of a plaster crack|
|First layer of joint compound|
|Third layer of spackle (courtesy of my brother). It was a lot of work!|
We decided to go with a no VOC primer and paint for a number of reasons, mainly since I was pregnant and at home for most of the day after I stopped working and because the baby would be moving in so soon. It's also good to reduce the future off-gassing in the house in general.
And here is the painted room...For colors, we choose a soothing light gray and a Benjamin Moore shade called snow white for the ceiling and mouldings. We purchased our paint at Ecohaus here in San Francisco. They used the Yolo brand base and tinted it with the Mythic and Benjamin Moore shades that we had chosen. The job definitely required two coats for the ceiling and the walls, though I suspect that many or all no-VOC paints require a double coat, because they are less pigmented than conventional paints.
The Moulding Company. The staff there was helpful and we'll probably order from them when we're ready. We are also planning to replace all of the doors, so we didn't bother to paint them for now.