I’m giving you all a break from our board and batten madness (I have one more space to complete), and am going to change gears to focus on our master bedroom. Our master bedroom was falling flat with me when we looked at our new house, and it was the first room that I painted as a result. By looking at the before pictures, you can probably understand why.
The salmon colored walls and heavy drapes – no thanks. So, we decided to go for more of a calm, cool relaxing vibe, and painted the walls in Sherwin Williams’ “Mineral Deposit”.
It’s a great blue/gray color and changes with the light during the day. Plus, it really opened up the room – moreso than I even expected. We (ok, my dad) also took down the heavy drapes, which really made a huge difference to the look and feel of the room. We freshened up the room a bit further by having carpets cleaned and stretched since they were looking pretty sad.
|FYI – The ceiling is not pink, that’s just the way the
light makes it look
While I still don’t consider this room “done”, it’s definitely a huge improvement from where it started. I added some dummy panels to frame the window, and we put up some bamboo shades as well, since the previous owners had NO blinds whatsoever. One of the big selling points of this house is that we don’t need blinds since there is no one behind us. But I value my sleep and don’t always appreciate being awakened by Mr. Golden Sun.
|View out of our bedroom window – LOVE it.
I’m still not completely satisfied with my window at the moment, since I wanted to hang the bamboo shades so that they were level with the drapes, but I’m working on a way to fix that. But then sometimes I think they might be ok the way they are… (Ignore the cords – both from the shades and the tv…)
|We bought a great storage bench for the foot of the bed. Fills the space nicely and is functional to boot.
I would still like to add some sort of banding or embellishment on the drapery panels, and I need to get a bedskirt as well. Not to mention that I am SO going to replace that ceiling fan with some sort of chandelier. It’s all a work in progress. Baby steps, right?
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I’m Jenny, a wife of 28 years, mother of three, and a corporate drop-out. I’m a creative minded blogger, business owner and DIYer, and love transforming furniture, cabinets and rooms in my home. I’m a card carrying paint geek, and am always amazed at the power of paint in making budget-friendly updates to your home. I’m a serial house-stalker, and never tire of a great home tour or a before and after renovation. I’m a firm believer in restyling, refreshing and renewing things in your home to make it your own - without breaking the budget. I’ll show you how!
kuestermomOctober 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm
how did you hang your drapes? if you have some time i would love to know because i have similar windows in my master bed as well. love your style and house!
Paige @ Little NostalgiaOctober 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chick! It really looks great. Those pink walls before… ugh.
Dee @ A Lapin LifeOctober 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm
I love the new wall color. The room is really coming together. Great idea to buy a chandelier. It's a beautiful room.
[email protected]://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/October 28, 2012 at 2:33 am
I love this room, and that view!!! This is my first time visiting and I love your blog. I am your newest follower!