The project for today is a painted closet for the nursery. My plan all along was to paint the closetws. I like the burst of color in an otherwise forgotten part of the home. This project only required one quart of paint and a morning of work. An easy project that has huge impact in a bedroom.
When we primed all of the walls in the house, we kind of primed the closets too. I say “kind of” because we sprayed 2-3 swaths in each closet. Not a thorough coat by any means. We had a lot of painting to get done and the closets all the sudden seemed so unimportant.
So here we are, one year later, just getting to the closets!
For the nursery, I wanted a fun punch of color but nothing too bright. I have resale-ability in the back of my mind so I don’t want to paint anything neon that might deter future buyers.
I really wanted to bring out the turquoise in Jack’s crib skirt so off to Lowe’s I went to pick up every swatch of aqua I thought might fit. I was drawn to their display of Pantone Universe paints. The colors are bright and trendy so I selected a few green aquas and blue aquas and trotted home to see them against the other colors in the room.
Bay by Pantone Universe was the winner! I bought one quart knowing that it would be tight, but I really didn’t want a gallon. Why or why don’t they sell half gallons? I think there’s a real market for that size! One quart was not quite enough so not all the walls got a second coat…just the ones you see. 🙂
In all it’s glory, here is the closet before I started the project. No, I did not pick up prior to taking this picture. Thank you for asking.
Take everything out of the closet before starting to a paint. Don’t be overconfident, as I am sometimes, that you’ll just be careful not to drip. It’s always easier and faster to work in an empty space!
Ah! Isn’t it lovely?? I just LOVE the color (which I’m totally baffled by!). One year ago I was bawling every time we opened a can of paint. I HATED nearly every color I had chosen. Could have been the hormones…or the color matching…I don’t know. They were ugly though.
This, however, THIS is lovely. I love it. My lovely.
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The power of paint and a couple hours of elbow grease are amazing! You can turn any closet in your home into a fun, organized space with just a can of paint and a little imagination. A painted closet is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise forgotten space.
Do you paint your closets? Have any easy and quick but big impact projects to share? What are you working on these days?