So… the bedroom was painted chocolate brown(lower) and grey(upper) with a border of deer in the middle. The ceiling is painted grey and the very expensive blinds that I bought are chocolate brown. I am not repainting that ceiling – it was a bitch the first time. I am not ditching the very expensive blinds. Those two decisions mean that I will be sticking with the brown and grey colour scheme. But can I make it look like a complete overhaul despite that? I believe that I can. The wall paper is going to be stripped off (1/3 done already). The lower part of two walls are already repainted grey. The upper part of the two remaining walls need to be painted chocolate brown. I will be painting a geometric design on the chocolate brown walls in pink, mint green and lavender. I will be rearranging the furniture as I never really liked the current layout.
And my current project is the bed…. Eduardo and I gave away the bed I owned before I met him to Kelly. We then bought a very nice mattress and box spring. But that mattress is only on a frame with little wheels and has no headboard or footboard. Those little wheels drive me nuts as it makes the bed move marginally even on the carpet. I was all prepared to purchase a new bed frame for the mattress when I looked at a Youtube video about plastic garbage. I decided to try to find a second-hand bed instead. If I didn’t find one in in the 45 days left before Eduardo left then I would purchase a new one. Well… I found a nice metal bedframe that is reasonably unique on Craigslist. I borrowed a friend’s truck on Friday and spent the whole evening going to get it, unload it and return my friend’s truck. I was completely beat at the end of the night. Saturday… I ignored it. Sunday, I sanded it down and primed it. One can of spray paint is now waiting to be disposed of. On Monday, I painted the first coat. The paint itself is free as I am using the leftover grey trim paint to paint it. Yesterday, I painted the second coat and then spray painted the side boards with a clear coat to protect the paint from chipping. It was so incredibly annoying to paint it last night because the paint was drying as fast as I could put the paint on. Definitely made it difficult to try to do a good job. One sponge paint brush hit the garbage can. I will be spray painting the clear coat on the footboard tonight and tomorrow will be the headboard. I suspect another spray can will hit the disposal pile. It is boggling my mind that it has basically taken a week for me to get a bedframe ready for my bed. And this doesn’t even include repainting the 2 end tables that came with it. I am leaving that for another day.
So, in terms of waste… was a sponge paint brush and 2 spray cans of paint better than the production cost and packaging of a new bed? I can tell you it was cheaper on the pocketbook to the tune of about 100$ and I got two end tables thrown in. In terms of my time? Ate up whole bunches more.