Last weekend Matt and I tackled a home improvement project: painting our master bedroom. We also rearranged the furniture for a whole new look.
When we moved into our house, we had it painted Benjamin Moore Veranda View. And I have hated the color ever since! We didn’t get a chance to test the green in the different lights, and it was always either too minty or too neon for me. (Surprisingly, when I added soft baby colors to Mazen’s nursery, which is the same color, I started to like it in there and still do).
Before it felt more like a zen garden. Earthy and….green. Oh-so-green. [More before here.]
After feels more like a sophisticated and romantic retreat!
I wanted a very light modern and bright gray for the walls, and we chose Valspar Seashell Gray. We tested it along with two other similar colors and liked it the best [in the middle].
So Sunday morning we prepped the room, turned the living room into a holding area and arranged for Mazen to have a playdate with his KK
We primed the walls with one thick coat and did one coat of paint. We decided after our last painting experience in Charlotte to forgo the painters tape and just use a steady hand with a brush. Good call!! Saved so much time. There are definitely a few flaws, but they are minimal.
2/3 of a day later, we had a new room! I absolutely LOVE the color! It’s almost purple at times, and very bright.
For those who inquired, our bedroom set is a steal from World Market that looks just like the Farmhouse Collection from Pottery Barn (which is like $4,000!) We bought it all in 2006 with 40% off coupons, so our bed, nightstands and dressers were all $850 total!! Unfortunately I don’t know if they still sell the set.
We haven’t yet moved this mirror to the new dresser location. We wanted to make sure we were happy with the arrangement first. We are.
Perhaps my favorite change is the new light we bought!
The old light was a typical boob light:
And the new one, which we bought at Lowes for $86, is much, much prettier. Matt is Mr. Electrician when it comes to lights.
We also replaced our front porch light for just $16! Yellowed cage –> lantern, also from Lowes.
We are loving the new arrangement too. It’s not the most practical because of the window placement, but it’s been a fun change and makes the room more dramatic to enter.
Here’s the room at night. The lamps I swapped with our guest room (I believe they are Pier 1 – from 2006 too) and the duvet is Pottery Barn, a wedding gift.
Now if only I could find the time to sleep for 10 hours straight in this room : )