Work in Progress – Bedroom Walls

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This is how it all begun in the bedroom. Just a couple of weeks after I moved in. I disliked those green walls already before I moved in. I had a 180 cm wide bed at the time. Too big for the room. Drove me nuts every time I made up the bed.

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This is the next stage. Bed exchanged for a 120 cm wide one without headboard or bedframe. Wall decorations temporary (to hide the old holes in the wall from the former lamps). Bookcase in corner still in the living room.

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Then I changed the decoration on the wall to this one. Noticed already then that it would not be easy to remove it. It takes the wallpaper with it when removing it… Low quality wall-paper…

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A week ago I finally removed the wall-decoration. Was really fed up with it. Wall then looked like it got some odd graffiti…

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At the same time I also removed the bedframe I bought in June this year, but kept the headboard. For the entire time since I got the bedframe I’ve started each morning by shoving the bed onto the wall and pressing the sides of the bedframe into the headboard and footboard… Bed has felt very unstable, actually to the extent that I was a bit afraid to move in it. It really was not securely fastened together which I noticed when taking it apart. I intend to complain to Ikea. I’ve assembled lots of Ikea furnitures over the years and they have regularly changed the system for how to attached different parts of the furniture to each other. The system they have presently for the Malm bed frame is no good.

I’ve re-attached the legs to the spring mattress and it has also got a black cover. I’ll make go without a bedframe. Bed is now very stable.

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As I’ve mentioned before I intend to paint the bedroom walls (all of them) dark blue. So the other day I bought a tiny can with a test-mix of the color I’ve decided on. It has the values above.

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I’ve only used it on a limited area – 0.35L paint doesn’t cover that much. It covered the area with the destroyed wallpaper though so I could get an idea how it will look in different light conditions.

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Love it. With the white headboard from the bedframe and the other white details in the room I think this color will be fine when all walls get painted. Some friends have had concerns that it is too dark. I have seen plenty of examples of dark colored walls lately though and liked them.

All the walls will get painted eventually. Just have to buy the paint first… And I have to figure out how to move the furniture around to be able to paint all the walls.

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