So I went a little cray cray and busted out an unexpected paint project on a whim last weekend and ended up changing our whole bedroom, now it’s time to see it! Yay the best part!
A little back story first, I debated on and off for a couple of years what to do with the lavender-ish walls. I didn’t want to change the accent wall but the lavender color just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I wanted something fun, fresh and cozy. I thought about wallpaper, paint colors, different texture treatments, nothing really hit the mark so I just left it. However, a friend of mine was telling me more details about mounting your photo on your walls, so I began to wonder if this was something that I should do too.
Until I woke up on Saturday morning and said “I’m going to paint the rest of the walls with the same treatment as the accent wall today.” My hubs just looked at me like “whaatt?!” See around these parts, I usually give him a few days to spool up for a project. And it gives me time to figure out exactly what I want to do. Not this time!
The extra good news is, we already had plenty of the paint system left just sitting in the basement ready to rock and roll. So this project was FREE! You can read the full tutorial on the materials I used to create this and the how too here! I literally just repeated the exact same steps.
On to the fun part…the full room tour!
Here’s a before
This is a shot looking in from awhile back, but the bed placement and walls were all the same.
And now! You can see the wall treatment which is giving SO much more depth!
And the color changes happenin. Everything you see I already had around here somewhere, the power of shoppin the house my friends!
Another before shot!
And the same view now…
The 2 arched doors you see, I found those at a flea market for a STEAL a few weeks ago. Seriously I almost felt bad paying dang near nothing, like “I should tell them these should be 5 times more” conscience dilemma. Key word there *almost* mama ain’t no fool, and I didn’t haggle so there’s that. haha They are antique church doors and they do 2 things here…they frame the bed/window and they pull the rustic wood down from the ceiling and give a nice flow. And that insane vintage suzani from my friend Jo over at La Boheme House of the Wishing Trees (read more about what suzanis are here) finally found a permanent home, for now. : )
The vintage glass swag light was a consignment score for $30 and I was looking for the perfect spot for it which happened to be here! And you might recognize the pink chairs, they have been all over the house.
And the other side.
The other pink chair and another vintage swag light (which I clearly forgot to turn on, geez louise) I had in here prior. Any guesses whose side is which?!
Here’s a hint!
? Me or Him?
Here’s a fun shot of my vanity, this girl’s got too much lotion and makeup I don’t really use. Ladies, you can relate right?! Tell me I’m not the only lotion hoarder! *gasp*
All of these pieces are the same. I took the flowers from the walls, previously on either side of the bed, and moved them here. I think they frame the mirror beautifully. And they are not spaced evenly, I wanted a more organic feel so we just slapped them up where they looked good!
Hello yellow! I pulled the pops out of the suzani and the rug for an accent to freshen up the room.
The sofa area just got a little rug swap and a couple of different pillows. This is the original accent wall I did almost 2 1/2 years ago, the patina on this one is a little bit different since it’s so much older but it still blends together.
Here’s the see through fireplace. I propped a big frame and an art piece in front of it. (It’s kind of ugly with the brown stone eww) And I stole a fun elephant from another room and put the last couple of flowers here!
And that bench previously sat at the foot of the bed. I think I like it here better!
We’re back to the beginning. One of the coolest things about this paint treatment is that it varies EVERYWHERE. The amount of patina you sprayed, how wet the paint was, what color of each patina, etc. So the entire room has variations and differences everywhere you look. Another cool thing, is that it looks different depending on the way the light hits it!
I love the textural feel it gives and the entire room feels cozier but bigger if that makes sense. I’m stoked I was able to bring in some pieces I hadn’t used yet (the doors were being stored in the garage yeeps!) and pieces I haven’t used in ages. (the mustard rug was in the basement which I’ve had for years).
This entire room make-over came about entirely because I dove in head first without thinking one day. I just said what the hell I wanna do it. And the different accessories and mixing of pieces came about because I wanted to make it feel new. And it does!
I will do a follow up post on how I put it all together and why I made the choices I made with the furniture, accessories, etc. All about the layering my friends!
I gotta say I am actually loving going in our bedroom again. It’s been a long while since I have devoted some attention to it and it was way overdue. The master bedroom needs to be a haven for you to go in and feel relaxed, comfortable and hugged. If you only focus on one room, make it your bedroom! The rest can wait.
What do you think? Would you go for bold like this on every wall? I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments!
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