Monday, May 20, 2013

My Bedroom Makeover - AFTER

So if you remember ........I had decided to re-do my bedroom with the help of BlogHer and Sherwin-Williams.  This is what it looked like before.  Not horrible but just so blah and brown.  I just never could get happy with how it looked in my bedroom.

So I used the help of the ColorSnap® smartphone app and Color Visualizer from Sherwin-Williams to get ideas of what to do in my room.  I wanted to make it brighter, and I wanted kind of a light gray/blue color.  I found the perfect room color.  It's Comfort Gray.   I was a little nervous but it turned out perfect!

This is my room "after."  I ended up having a painter come in and do it for me because I was really nervous about painting a room, but, I think in the end, I could have done it myself.  I used Emerald™ paint which is a really high-grade paint.  The painter was so excited when he saw what it was - he said it would go on quickly and cover well.  It only took him, like, 3 hours to paint the room and ceiling! I had to have the ceiling painted, which was the part that made me the most nervous.  I could have left it the tan color, but I'm so glad I didn't.  It just makes the whole room bright to have the trayed ceiling the same color. I also decided to paint our furniture.  I have never painted anything in my life, so this was a little CRAZY for me.

I could NOT be more thrilled with the change!!!! It's just so much lighter in our room.

And, I can't believe how easy it was to paint our furniture!!!!! I sanded each piece and then primed it.  Then I gave each piece two coats of paint.  That's it  - and it looks great!!!! I used the color Tinscape which is just a really light gray.  I almost got brave and tried to make it chalk paint by adding plaster of paris, but since I have never painted at all, I decided to just stick with what I had, and it worked out great!

If I can do this - anyone can!!!! I'm so glad to be rid of that old brown furniture. (Although Harper keeps telling me she liked the brown and does not like the new "white." Ha!) If you are thinking about doing this - I say GO FOR IT!!!!!

This is the view from our bed Before.

...and After. I want to add something on top of our armoire and maybe some more pictures on the walls; slowly but surely it will happen.

A side by side glance. 
I got a new white quilt at T J Maxx and folded our old comforter at the end of our bed.  I like the lighter look with the brighter colors.  The only other thing I would really like to change is I'd love to find a HUGE gold starburst mirror for over the bed instead of the big brown square. I think it would give it a whole new look.  I just need to find one that doesn't cost a fortune! I will be on the hunt! 

This is the look I'm going for.  

I'm so glad I made the change!!!! I smile every time I walk into my bedroom, and it's more of a haven for me! And, I can't believe how simple it was. 

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