I told you yesterday how crazy this weekend was.
But seriously – I am sooo glad that I went through with my plan to surprise my husband with a master bedroom makeover.
You see – we always hire out our painting work (mostly because my husband is a perfectionist, and he doesn’t want to have to see the flaws). I knew that I’d have to wait to paint until he had a longer travel stretch (he’s usually gone for just one night at a time). And then just take matters into my own hands and paint it myself. Boom! Transformation.
I think a master bedroom should be a sanctuary. And ours was not.
It was fine. But it was kind of the forgotten room. It’s one of the only spaces we hadn’t repainted in the nearly 8 years we’ve been in this house. We’ve changed out the bedding (I added the white pieces a couple of years ago). I added the gorgeous reclaimed shutter from Finders Keepers last summer.
Other than that? Blah.
Not anymore. Just because nobody sees your bedroom but you doesn’t mean it should be a boring space. You spend a lot of your time there, right? So I went for it, hoping Ed would love it upon his return.
I went with white, since our bedroom is fairly small – I wanted it to be bright and airy. And oh, is it ever! I’m so happy with the results.
I also wanted to keep it the cost as low as possible. My only splurge was my new sign from Allison Marie Design (available at the Wild Ruffle Shop!). Because Ed is the one whom my soul loves. The sign was $80, and my paint supplies were $45. Everything else was found somewhere else in my house. It’s amazing how fresh home decor can look when you give it a new home!
One thing I did learn: I hate painting. This will be my last painting project for awhile without the aid of a pro.
I only wish my room was a bit bigger so I could’ve gotten a good picture of the entire room!
Here’s the before:
And the amazing after:
Because we don’t have drawers, the remotes and our clock are hidden in this metal box. I painted over the original design because Ed wasn’t a fan.
This chair was an extra from our kitchen table. I’d like to find something a little cozier, but this works for now with the addition of a blanket and pillow.
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