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Switching Rooms, Changing Wall Colors

Recently, Ryan and I (Laura, his wife) switched two rooms in our house.  It was late Wednesday night after Ryan worked hard all day and served at church, when we started moving furniture.  Switching the playroom and office was actually easier than we both expected.  We wanted to move the office furniture into the smaller eight by twelve foot room so the kids had more room to play and grow in the larger 25 x 8 ft. room.  We were unsure if all the office furniture would look good in the smaller room but the curved Ikea 5×6 desk, cabinet, filing cabinet and other odds & ends fit perfectly.

Before our first child was born, Ryan constructed the smaller room as a baby’s room and applied the knockdown texture to the walls.  He painted the walls pale yellow and orange with a pale blue ceiling.  Ryan added a white chair rail, crown molding, baseboards and shelving to give the room a clean, finished look.  The larger room was painted with Benjamin Moore Soft Fern with white crown molding and baseboards.  The room was accented with espresso colored floating shelves that matched the dark wood colored office furniture.

Fortunately the room-switching didn’t take us long and the kids stayed asleep in their room amid the racket and giggling we did at times.  Now the pale colored, formerly baby’s room has dark espresso furniture.  We need to change the color of this room soon.  Good thing I know a good paint contractor!