Goodbye, Bedroom Carpet
Adding Some Color Back Into My Bedroom
Thrifty Finds for My Bedroom
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My poor master bedroom. I've failed this room over and over and over again. When we first moved in, it looked like this:
Then I decided I wanted it to be dark gray, but I accidentally chose a cold, dungeon-y dark gray and we had this (these are pre-blog photos showing different angles of the room, sorry!):
So then I repainted it with a warmer dark gray, and I realized I just don't really like dark gray paint in my house when I got this:
Some people can paint their walls dark gray and make it look amazing. I cannot, so I'm done with that and I will be painting these walls white.
But there's a problem. So stupid. When we first bought this house, I was excited to jump in and start changing things. And I had no clue what I was doing. I knew I wanted white trim, so I went to the store and bought some white paint and painted all the upstairs trim white. Great! Right?
No. Back then, I didn't realize that there are lots of different whites out there, and the white I chose is a bit of an "antique white" and it's a little warm. Meaning, when you put a true white next to it, it reads as a little...pink. So slightly, but enough to drive me crazy. Plus, I used a satin finish, so it just isn't as sparkly and bright as it should be.
So let's talk about what needs to happen here.
Master Bedroom To-Do List
+ Paint the trim BM Simply White in semi-gloss.
+ Paint the walls BM Moonlight White in a flat finish.
+ Repaint the bedroom furniture set (phase 1).
+ Replace the bedroom set with something more mid-century and leggy (phase 2).
+ Hang curtains to make the window look bigger. (Maybe more drop-cloth curtains, maybe stamped? Maybe a different fabric? Not sure.)
+ Replace the lights on either side of the bed.
+ Add some plants.
+ Bring some color to this room with art and pillows on the bed.
+ Hang lamps from the ceiling.
+ Find a way to rearrange the furniture in a way I like.
After the gray paint debacle, I want bright and white. Here are some images of what I'm thinking for this room:
Are you seeing it too? I know I can't refinish the hardwood floors under the carpet yet, and I won't part with my ceiling fan that I love to sleep under in the summer, but I've got big plans for the rest of this room. I'm also excited to show you the new bedding. I'm off to go paint now!