Here are the updates on Ryan's room. Like so much of the rest of the house, Ryan's room has a drop ceiling and awful wood paneling. We are trying to figure out if we want to remove the ceiling and paneling now. The issue is that the ceiling is hiding a bunch of electric wires just above it. We would have to pay a contractor to rewire and hide what is there. Most of the quotes have come in around $500 just to do this room. Then there is the cost of sheet rocking it after we demo. That will run probably an additional $500-$700. The plaster ceiling and what I can see of the walls arn't that bad, so we could just leave it as the plaster and fill and sand the cracks. In the mean time, I thought that I would try priming and painting over the walls and ceiling to see what it would look like.
|before pic - gotta love the outdoor sconce...I can't wait to replace it!|
|radiator cover...plan on painting it the color of the trim, a semi gloss white called Popcorn from Martha Stewart|
|primer starting to go up|
|priming the ceiling as well with Kilz Premium|
|It really did a great job covering up the dingy white acoustic tiles, I'm just not sure that I'm gonna be able to live with the drop ceiling in here|
I've got it all primed and a first coat of paint on the walls - Nurture, Behr. I think that the room feels a bit too cold though, so I think I may be trying something else soon. I am envisioning a warm creamy color on the walls with a bright pop of red or orange in the window treatment. I'll post pics tomorrow of the current room color and hope for some comments.