We’ve been painting our youngest daughter’s bedroom and I’ve discovered I’m a bit out of practice.
In the 10 years we lived at our previous home I painted every room in the house 3 times. This bedroom is one of two rooms I’ve repainted in this house and the only room to see 3 colors. Pink, yellow and now gray.
Karianne was 8 when we moved in so pink was the perfect choice. Yellow came along in our early teen years and now, at almost 17, we’ve moving on to the more sophisticated gray.
Before – Sherwin Williams Glad Yellow
“You’re Sure This is Gray?”
If you ever paint gray over yellow you’ll be asked this question.
Or you’ll ask yourself this question.
I had to defend my choice with each family member who happened to see the new color before the yellow was completely covered up.
“Yes, I realize it looks purple but it’s not. It’s gray. I promise.”
This color is Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray and can read a bit blue in certain light. But it’s a beautiful gray and everyone loves it…now.
Before we began moving things back in the room I took advantage of this time to take pics of Karianne’s window seat to show you the storage and details.
When I first realized the window seat could be this big I knew it needed to utilized for storage.
My trim carpenter designed this so the front portion of the window seat is open shelves with the center to the back opening up for hidden storage. It’s divided into two sections mainly as a way to include additional support with the center divider.
Originally we stored stuffed animals on one side with costumes and dress up clothes on the other. This window seat has held cuddly friends we couldn’t part with but no longer played with, pom poms & feather boas, hula skirts & poodle skirts and enough costume paraphernalia to dress up as whatever young minds could imagine!
The extra long hinges allow the lids to fold back flat.
The holes cut into the lids allow us to access the storage without having the bulkiness of a handle under the cushion.
Window Seat – 68″ wide x 58″ deep x 18″ high
Open Shelves – 16″ deep x 13″ high
Storage Lids – 31.5″ x 16″ with 1.5″ diameter circle cutout
Other things we’re working on for Karianne’s room is a new roman shade, new light and airy curtain panels to frame the window seat, pillows, bedding, artwork, lamps and lampshades, etc.
It’s definitely a work in process. But she’s loving the new look!
So stay tuned!
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