My master bedroom makeover is finally complete! You’ve been so very patient while I finished every little step along the way, but I hope you think the reveal is well worth the wait. It looks so different from before, it’s all light and airy and just my style. I have no idea what style to call it, it’s just me. A little farmhouse, a little cottagey, a few modern touches, and a lot of handmade goodness all around. As with all of my room makeovers, I start by choosing my colors, and then pretty much just go with my gut after that. I gravitate towards what I love and try to walk away from anything that doesn’t make my heart sing. But this room definitely makes my heart sing. Are you ready for the grand tour?
Before we jump in, let’s look at where I started.
I was comfortable, but not at all my style anymore. Three years ago I was all about some coastal style, but the more I lived with it, the less I liked it. And, that room was just a room that had decor and was filled with leftover bits, because we didn’t really have a budget, but we wanted a room that was somewhat pulled together. This was my attempt at making do.
So first I broke out the paint. Out with the blue, in with the white. Ahhh! Picking the right Glidden® paint white was so simple, because they don’t have 15 million options, only a few perfect shades to choose from. My choice? White on White. It’s a nice white without yellow undertones. It’s one of the best whites ever.
After I painted it all out, I put in new floors. Dark floors + white walls = the perfect combo.
I have no idea what made me decide to do an emerald, mustard, gray combo, but the colors just work together so well that I’m going with it
We did install a plank wall behind the bed for the focal wall. Simple 12 inch wide strips of 1/4 inch plywood nailed to the wall with a 1/8 inch gap. Behind the planks I painted the wall Eeyore’s Rain Cloud, a Disney Paint color by Glidden paint; because I wanted the gaps to really pop out. And I didn’t want that blue to show through. A simple 30 minute paint job was all it took to give the plank wall just another layer of perfection. Want a better look at the color? I used the leftover paint to give the nightstands a new coat of the pretty gray.
The ceiling, trim, doors and walls were all painted Glidden paint’s White on White. I like the look of the purely clean slate.
Before the makeover I didn’t have room for a chair in here, but I took out three pieces of furniture that were never used and magically I had room for a reading nook. Love it when that happens.
Yeah, that canvas pretty much sums up how I feel about waking up in this room every single day.
Thanks to Glidden paint for partnering with me on this post. I’m so glad they pushed me creatively to make another room come to life in our home.
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