Sometimes decorating paralyzes me with fear. Funny coming from a blogger who writes about decorating…
When I open up a can of paint in this house, I literally walk around thinking of where I can put it. Since I haven’t painted an entire room in a long while, I tend to have extras with the accent walls I have been doing. The other week when I got an amazing deal on a gallon of paint for $8 and had it tinted in Hale Navy, I started with the foyer and the fireplace to be exact. I didn’t even ask the hubs. I’m kind of a paint rebel like that.
Read about that project here.
You know a gallon is a lot of paint. So where was I supposed to put more of it up on the walls next? In our bedroom makeover of course! You saw a sneak peek at that when I did the DIY stenciled curtains.
Since I have an entire list of things I’d like to do in our master bedroom, painting something had to be on there somewhere right? And I had all this paint right?
Here is the wall before. This color is Flint Smoke by Behr and is on all 4 walls in the room. I love the color and didn’t want to paint over much of it.
Even though I do like that color, I was feeling the need for some contrast and my leftover Hale Navy was the perfect solution. So one afternoon I brought it up there and got to work. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this picture here.
I’m super quick at painting I have to say. Dan thinks it’s a 3 day project, but I can whip out a wall in about an hour.
Maybe that’s why I like to paint so many things, because it’s easy? Paint is one of the least expensive redecorating you can do. And it has the most impact. For about $30 you can get yourself a new color and change up your view in whatever room you choose.
I put back the white ledge shelves (from Ikea) on the right of the window, but am undecided on what to do on the left. I thought it would look great to get some built in bookcases, and put molding around the tops, since we kind of need more space and we don’t have built-in anything around here, I thought they would look great against the navy, but hubs is opposed. I’ll see if I can work on him 🙂
This is the art above the bed I plan to change. I got it at a fundraiser, it was made by a little girl and think it’s so neat, but we need some change in there so I’ll be swapping that out.
And the headboard that I love but I’ve always wanted a taller one. DIY headboard project will be somewhere in our future.
Here is the master bedroom makeover list:
Paint an accent wall
- Buy, paint, and install crown molding
Make new curtains, perhaps with a pattern on themMore on that here
- Make a new headboard
- Hang new art over the bed
- Get a new rug that fits the entire room
- Maybe make an accent rug?
- Get some new dressers, either buy them or thrift and makeover some
- Get a new nightstand
- Add some interesting colors and contrast. Maybe green, metallics or something else?
- Get rid of the clutter and all items that don’t belong in the space
- Make some new throw pillow covers
- Set up a girly get-ready station
- Move my clothes so they are closer together near the closet
- Remove the unnecessary furniture and maximize use of the space
- Try something new and outside of my usual decorating box in the room?
Later this week we’ll be picking out crown molding and I’ve been doing some backyard work since the weather has been so nice. See you soon!
P.S. I still have more Hale Navy leftover. What should I paint next? 🙂