We started out with some ugly walls in this loft. The blue stripes are left over from some corner shelves. The previous owners had a pool table in here & there were 3 televisions mounted on the walls so I had lots of wires and outlets to contend with.
My daughter is always willing to help with projects, especially painting. My husband always calls her a mini-me! The paint I used on the walls was from Home Depot it is a light grey called Smooth Stone by Glidden. I was very happy that it covered the blue stripes really easily. It barely needed a 2nd coat. I painted over all the switch plates and plugs up toward the ceiling to help them disappear.
I, also, needed something to put our television on. Some of you may remember my kitchen redo a couple of months ago where I used the top of this hutch as a shelf painted to match the kitchen cabinets. Well, I still had the bottom half of the hutch and figured it would work nicely. It was left out in the rain for so long, I was worried that it wasn't going to recover. I do love all the original hardware and for the top and the bottom it was only $20 so we gave it a try.
My son was willing to help with a little of the sanding. It needed a lot of sanding!!! I was hoping that I could keep the chipped paint look, but it was a little to far gone on the doors.
Here is the hutch painted and re-aged. I used Behr Swiss Coffee to paint both the hutch and the bead board on the wall.
It's so nice to have all of the tv components put away.
I used some leftover wallpaper on the inside to make the shelves look a little more finished. The baskets are of course from Home Goods (my favorite store).
I took it out of it's old broken frame and hid the hole in it behind a plant. After taking off the frame and cleaning it a bit I love it even more and it didn't cost me anything. I love to shop in my garage!!!
I would love to make new pillows with more color and put up something on the wall above the other couch. Also, I think I need something on the window. If anyone has a good idea let me know.