I recently updated our master bedroom.
I needed (okay, wanted) something different. My first attempt was to stencil the main wall because I thought it would be easier than painting the entire master bedroom. We have some high places, and the room is just annoying to paint. Unfortunately, I hated the result of the stencil. I tried whitewashing over the stencil, and I made it worse. The color combination was definitely the problem (it was now pink!), and the entire thing needed to go away.
I knew I was tired of the terra cotta colored walls and wanted something a little more relaxing (especially after that stencil of a mess). I went for a soft gray – Valspar’s Woodlawn Colonial Gray.
Once I painted the walls, I needed (of course) to update the pillows. I LOVE pillows. They are jewelry for the house – jewelry that I like to constantly change/update. My husband will occasionally walk through our house and count them. Just to drive me crazy. Or, maybe I’m driving him crazy…
In the before and after picture above, you can also see that I raised the curtain rods to the ceiling. It definitely added some openness and elegance.
I had a mirror above the bed. It was black, and I painted it my classic favorite spray paint color. You can check out my previous post about that color here:
But, it still wasn’t working for me. So, I decided to paint the mirror with chalkboard paint, and I added a pretty verse using chalk.
I recreated a print I sell on Etsy:
And once I went gray, I just had to have this gray girl from Homegoods for my jewelry:
I had an empty frame hanging for a while, and I was trying to find something to put inside. I ran across these old door plates. I think they’re beautiful, but I do need a few more to fill the space.
There you have it. A master redo which mainly involved paint and pillows and a few other accessories (like my mannequin, and my curtains, and…okay, there were quite a few other things involved). I sold my husband on letting me paint because I said it was “the cheapest way to update a room.” That is, until you start adding in all the other things “needed” by changing the paint color. 🙂