I should have taken pictures of the absolute beginning of this venture, when this room's floor was mostly covered with boxes. It feels like a big accomplishment to have gone through and sorted, pitched and given away things, as well as to rebox the stuff I'm keeping and put it away in the adjoining room next to this one. The boxes weren't more than one layer thick, but there were still lots of them. The above picture is after I've prepped the room for painting.
There are two small windows along the wall on the right, and you can see the far one in the upper right corner of the pictures. The room is about 24' long, and I'm standing with my back against the wall in both of theses pics. The ceiling was previously a dark peach color, and the walls used to match, but a coat of primer was put over them by the previous owners. Both the ceiling and walls were so DULL.
So here's an after shot where things are coming along. On the far side of the dresser on the right there are a few boxes of books I need to rehome, and a box of old phones and electronics that need to be recycled (there's a place in town that will take the stuff, and they charge by the pound, I think. I need to find out more about it).
I used semi-gloss white for the ceiling and I LOVE it. The walls are satin finish and a bright yellow green that I'm very pleased with. The room looks fresh and bright and despite the low ceiling, it feels spacious. On the far end is the old desk I use to glue my jewelry together. My supplies are boxed up and in the other room.
This is looking from the other corner on the same side of the room. You can see the table I moved out from the adjoining room (that was holding boxes) that will now be the site of games and puzzles and flat-surface things we don't have room for upstairs. This part pleases me a lot. I'm glad I got to this point before buying a rug. The couch-coffee table-TV combo takes up more room than I thought, and whereas I thought I needed a big rug for this space, a 5' x 8' will do fine. I just need to decide whether I'll put the remnant that is currently on the floor under the table or what. Plenty of time for that.