Paint Bedroom

The day after Karrie and i finished redoing the family room with drywall, trim and paint we started on our bedroom.  We figured that if we didn't do it right away, it would never get done.  So we used the left over 3/4 can of paint we had and started painting the walls.  The room also needed paint on the ceiling and closet, since we painted everything yellow when i first moved in and took down all the wallpaper. 

One problem we ran into was applying new paint over-top of the old paint.  For some reason it smeared and didn't cover too well.  So our 3/4 of a can didn't cover all of the walls.  So we could either buy more paint of that same color or do what we ended up doing...picking a new color.  If we were going to have to repaint it anyway, we decided to pick a color we really liked, rather then just go with what we had.

I didn't take a bunch of pictures this time.  Here's what it looked like at about the half way point.  Some of the white ceiling and trim was done and this was the first color.
bedroom wood floor, paint wall, remove wallpaper

Here's the closet shelves painted white.  I built these shelves way back in 2009. 
white closet shelves, redo closet, build shelf in closet

I think they look a lot "cleaner" being all white, rather then the natural wood.  I also ended up changing the layout a bit.  I took out the bottom 2 shelves and put in a 3rd hanger bar.  I got the bar from the shelves in my office that i also built back in 2009.

This picture was taken after everything was all done.  I ended up going through all my clothes and took 5 garbage bags to the Salvation Army.  I got rid of all the clothes that were too small or stuff i never wore.
how to organize a closet, closet shelves, hooks

I like the hangers more then the baskets.  It makes it easier to see what's there.  With the baskets, i would have things like shirts buried under a pile of other shirts.  Now everything's hung up and visible.

Like the family room, we decided to change out the electric outlets and covers.  Like i said before, it makes it look way better, rather than replacing those old painted over plugs.  And the good thing is that they are super cheap.
cheap easy replace outlet plugs

This time too, we went with the Jumbo outlet covers rather than the standard size ones.
jumbo large outlet covers

Here's what the room looks like now.  We hung up our new curtains and attached the wall mounted TV stand.
repainted bedroom, bed bath beyond curtains, tv wall mount

The wires are hidden with a piece of PVC pipe that was also painted to match the color of the wall.

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