Starting Fresh for Beanie’s Bedroom

By | May 7, 2015

When we last left off talking about Beanie’s nursery project, the room looked like this:

Removing Popcorn Ceiling DIY Nursery

We finally finished scraping the popcorn off the ceiling, then remudding, sanding, and painting it. The ceiling in there feels so fresh and new.

Repainted Ceiling Nursery

And now, thanks to a few nights of painting, the walls, do too!

Painted Nursery 3

We made sure to prime it first since we were going from a darker brown color to a very light gray.

Primed Nursery


It covered pretty well, considering…

Primed Nursery 4

Then, we got to work with the actual wall color.

Painted Nursery 4

I like how subtle and bright it is.

Painted Nursery 5


For the actual color, we went with Clark Kensington Paint and Primer in One in Vapor Mist. It turned out to be exactly what we were hoping for as a base for our modern gender neutral nursery.

Beanie's Nursery mood board final


For source info on the above mood board, see this post.

Just as a refresher, this is what we were starting from when the room was our guest room:

Guest Room Guest room bookshelves New dresser in guest room

And don’t forget the purple and zebra print bedroom from when we bought the house:


I may start calling this bedroom the room of many colors. Purple, blue and brown, and now a fresh light gray. Nice, right? I wonder how many times you can paint a room before it gets a teeny tiny bit smaller?

Thoughts on gray as a modern neutral? I’ve heard it’s on the way out, but I don’t care!


6 thoughts on “Starting Fresh for Beanie’s Bedroom

  1. lindsayropella

    Your white trim make all the difference in the WORLD! That very first “before” and after photos are like night and day!

    1. Melissa Post author

      I so agree! The ceiling makes a big difference too, but only in person. Thanks!


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