June 2, 2017
Major Makeover for the Sugar Maple Room
Posted by: Silver Maple Farm
Been itching to redo a room, but had such a hard time choosing which one! Each of the eleven guest rooms at the Inn at Silver Maple Farm is unique and has its own charm and appeal. I'd go back and forth, considering the pros and cons of each room, trying to pick one to completely renovate. It was a tough decision, but we finally settled on the Sugar Maple. Remember what it used to look like?
Country charm at it best! A beautiful hand-painted flower mural over the bed by our neighbor Sue Leal gave me pause, as did the very cozy chairs. But it was just a little too country for my tastes. I like a slightly more contemporary feel, with bold colors. It was a tough decision, but this was the room to make over. The first major challenge was priming over all that dark blue trim to bring the moldings, doors, and windows up to ivory. Don't even ask how many coats of primer and paint that took! Then I installed the chair rail around most of the room. My goal was to add depth and break up long expanses of (previously white) walls. I initially attempted to do this light carpentry with a table saw, but I actually needed a miter. I've never done this type of work before, but I watched a few videos and read a few blogs, and it actually turned out pretty nice! Once the rail was installed, I set to work painting. I knew I wanted to keep a blue tone, and just fell in love with the look of the deep blue accent wall against the soft gray and dove white walls. Some days it seemed as though the painting would never end. Months of scouring furniture stores, and a veritable stalking of all things Home Goods produced a nice collection of tables, sofa, and wall art. Custom installed blinds completed the room for me. As much as we loved the traditional look and feel of the old Sugar Maple room, I have to admit, our guests are really enjoying the new feel. Check it out!