Our yearly room makeover | How About Orange

February 16, 2009

Our yearly room makeover

Over Christmas vacation I decided we should paint our guest room orange. Behr Poppy Glow 250B-6, to be precise. Alex obligingly helped, but made me promise we will not paint this room again for five years. Oh, fine.

Remember this makeover? I liked it. But I needed more orange.

I'll show you more details in future posts, but let me point out these great, affordable Rex Ray posters from art.com. And I know you're admiring our sleek, state-of-the-art TV.

How about this awesome The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly movie poster from Patent Pending Industries? (If you too must have one, it looks like they have a few left right here at Poster Cabaret.)

40 comments:

Vacuum Queen said...

Are those purple pillows with an orange wall? I thought you hated that combo? Maybe that was someone else. I dig it.

Jess said...

Uh, yeah, that was me. They're left over from the previous room incarnation and I decided I didn't TOTALLY hate them. But if I find some good fabric, I'm recovering them. :)

marymary said...

It looks great! Leaving the top wall-boxes empty is just the kind of touch that works so well but never would have occurred to me. Which I suppose is why people like me are destined to copy people like you.

Jess said...

You made me laugh.

Grandma G said...

I think it's very pretty! Well, except for that Ugly poster. ;-)

Looks like you covered the chair seat with some pretty fabric. And I recognize some spray painted frames, too.

Yeah... empty wall boxes. I bet I could handle that style, too! (giggling)

Nice job!
Mum

Jess said...

Yes! You must leave some empty or it will look cluttered. Best of all... air is free. :)

Citygirl-Em said...

I like the orange version of this room the best. After having visited your blog for the past few months, everytime I see something fabulously orange, I can't help but think of you!
--Emily

Pamela said...

room makeovers are so fun...we are currently trying to come up with something for our downstairs living room. thanks for the ideas. pamela www.frenchknots.blogspot.com

copperseal said...

much better! gotta love orange ;)

Caty said...

Love it! We painted our living room this colour when living in Vancoouver!

I called it: mango colour

:)
and yes, don't paint it again next year...:)

cait barrow said...

I just love the way a newer-brighter colour can completely change a room and make it so much more comfortable. When I repainted my room from light blue to neon green it gave the whole thing a new personality which I love so much more! Thanks for the ideas!

zobars said...

what a lovely room you have now ??? I liked the other one too but this one is much better.

travelingmama said...

Love the new room! and those posters are awesome!

Megumi said...

Thanks! I love it!
Everybody, this room is mine!!!
Just I cannot stay there now...

Swiss Ms. said...

Megumi thinks it's hers! ha!

Jeane said...

Love the new color! And the posters are amazing. My hub and I are re-decorating one of our rooms soon too (I think I will be doing most of the painting though) and I hope it looks as cheerful as this.

Anonymous said...

I really loved the tree of your previous makeover, also I found the combination of colors and fabrics different, awesome and elegant.
I like the orange but I think the room has some details missing to make it truly special as in the last makeover.
BTW your blog is always source of inspirations, I love your ideas...

jemjam said...

Well, the room looks great! The television, retro chic, right? Right...

Sara said...

I have also used Poppy Glow - its a wonderful true orange! The room looks much happier now.

Sky-Doll said...

My dinning room have this colour combination too!! XD

Jennie Bee said...

Looks great! I love the Orange haha! the Pillows are cute too!

Jess said...

Megumi, Jill... um.... we tell everyone who stays with us it's their room. Shhhh. Megumi, it's definitely still your room. Jill, it's certainly still your room.

Kristi said...

That poster is the BEST. How perfect for your place! Saw your fabric in our local cool fabric store on some big ol rolls. Looks amazing!

Jess said...

Wow, awesome!

Nicole said...

What a great example of fearless painting! I love it :)

Daniel said...

Where did you get the Good the bad and the ugly poster? i Love it.

Jess said...

Hi Daniel. The link to buy it is listed under the photo.

Baba said...

The room is looking so much better! Love the color change! Oh and I have a state of the art TV like that too! LOL!

Calico*Whitney said...

That's the *exact* same color I painted my guest room! I call it "the happy room." :)

greetingarts said...

Hey, I think that's the same sleek, state-of-the-art TV I have. Ain't it a beaut?

Love the color. Totally worth not being able to change it for five years.

Lu. Lu. said...

it looks great!

Roseanna said...
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Roseanna said...

Sorry, about the delete, trying to get this to link!

Love the color! Here is my "orange" (Sherwin Williams,SW 7701,Cavern Clay) family room.
It is so warm and inviting. Southern exposure and bay windows...so it positively glows and changes shades all day. My daughter talked me into doing it. I was originally going to paint just the fireplace wall. So glad I listened to her!

flickr.com/photos/24113698@N08/3253056087/in/set-72157613323137143/

EllieRichellie said...

I do, actually, HAVE TO HAVE that Good, bad and ugly poster, thanks!

thursday said...

Yep, cool TV. I have an old Daewoo (name brand and all). ;)

Anonymous said...

Your place looks great!

I saw this orange retro piece on Etsy & thought of you! Even if you don't smoke...maybe for guests?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21247529

Chelsea Ling said...

what a lovely wall color... so nice.

orange said...

That room looks pretty good. Gives me some ideas for a remodel for my room.

Renee Huston said...

Hi! I actually had a question about the tree that you had painted on the wall in the room before your makeover. Is it a family tree with pictures hanging on the branches? Do you have a close-up of that wall that you could send to me? I've been wanting to do a family tree on my wall and yours looks great! My email is reneehuston@gmail.com

Thanks!

Jess said...

Not a family tree. Just a tree. See better here:

http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-about-beige.html

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