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I missed last week due to to little blogger breakdown. Last week was parent/teacher conference week, grades were due, Rand was out of town for the week, and I accidentally published a post that was obviously not ready to be published. When I discovered that, I shut down the computer and gave up on all my hopes and dreams.
But now I've had time to rest, and I feel better. Want to see what I've been doing to my bedroom and my poor husband?
Basically, I stripped all the color out of this room, and now I'm finally adding a little color back in.
First of all, the color of the walls and trim has changed. I went over all the dull, off white trim in Benjamin Moore's Simply White, and it only took one coat to make me happy. Huge difference. If you were perhaps wondering if it really made a difference, since the trim was already white, here's proof:
Wow. 2008 me didn't know anything about selecting white paint.
Much better! Although, I will be touching up that black paint for a long time. EVERY TIME I walk past it I see a spot I missed.
Next, we primed and painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Moonlight White. This is the same white in my living room and kitchen, and it is amah-zing. I tried several times to get the right gray in here, and it turns out this white does the trick. Next to the Simply White trim, it looks like the most subtle, soft gray possible. I'm smitten.
So that left me with a black and white room. I needed some color, so I hung my paint-by-numbers collection back up on the wall.
The wahoo board is up, and we have nightstands! My poor husband was so patient with me, but he couldn't hold on much longer without somewhere to set his cell phone. Fortunately, I remembered these little ottomans I found at a garage sale this summer ($5 for the pair!) and I think they make great nightstands. I wanted something small, I like the color/texture, and they have storage inside. CHECK.
So we have some color in here now! And here's that to-do list I started with:
Paint the trim BM Simply White in semi-gloss.
Paint the walls BM Moonlight White in a flat finish.
Repaint the bedroom furniture set.
+ Hang curtains to make the window look bigger. (Maybe more drop-cloth curtains, maybe stamped? Maybe a different fabric? Not sure.)
Find and buy new bedding I like.
Replace the lights on either side of the bed.
+ Add some plants. PROGRESS!
+ Bring some color to this room with art and pillows on the bed. PROGRESS!
Hang lamps from the ceiling.
Find a way to rearrange the furniture in a way I like.
+ Sand, prime, and paint the floors either BM Simply White or BM Rockport Gray.
We're moving right along, yes? To keep me sane, let's look back at where I started:
It's time to make a decision about those floors.
How is your room coming?
Have you ever had a blogger breakdown?
Do you have a go-to paint color you swear by?