There are two things we need to address today. 1) This wall, which I left unpainted last time.
And 2) Today’s rock-and-roll inspiration: the 1973 album from progressive rock band Pink Floyd. Side note: my favorite song off the album? Money.
Frequently cited as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Dark Side of the Moon is built around the themes of conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness. Coincidentally, I am making over a room based on…none of those things.
Although Chris might argue that there’s some mental illness involved.
But. Dark Side and I have a couple of things in common. To begin with, the album has been called bold, innovative, original, unique, inventive, and groundbreaking. I frequently use those adjectives to describe myself. And now, there is one more thing that The Boom Boom Room and Pink Floyd have in common: they both have a dark side.
Following up my most recent BOLD, INNOVATIVE, ORIGINAL color choice, I’ve made another UNIQUE, INVENTIVE, GROUNDBREAKING design move.
I painted one wall REALLY DARK BLUE.
Just in case all those white walls weren’t really tickling your creative bone. LOOK HOW UNPREDICTABLE I AM!!
ROCK AND ROLL, BABY! Woooooooo!
Okay, I know the wall looks more black in these pictures. Which is fine, because when I was first overcome with the need to paint an accent wall in here, I thought I would paint it black. But then I changed my mind, because that’s what I do. And I can assure you, that wall is blue. It’s actually Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, and I picked it because everyone else is doing it. Look how blue it is in everyone else’s pictures.
So here’s the part where I tell you that in real life, that wall is BLUE. But it doesn’t really matter, because all I really wanted was a dark, plain background for this
Which I would love to install right now, because then it will look like a real transformation, but I can’t yet because I need to repaint the windows and trim first.
And I suspect that paint alone will not fix some of the problems with the windows. And if I’m going to be restoring the windows, I might as well restore the doors at the same time. And if I’m going to be fixing the doors and windows, that would be a good time to fix the baseboards as well. And before I do the baseboards, I should probably decide what I’m going to do about the carpet.
But then — once all the woodwork in the room has been stripped, restored, and repainted, and the carpet question is settled — THEN I’ll install the shelves.
And if my last experience with restoring millwork is any indication, I’ll be back here to tell you about installing shelves…in approximately 5 months.