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We are finally FINISHED with painting the primary bedroom!
Our hard work has paid off: instead of a deep blue (which isn’t a bad color, but doesn’t work with the tranquil and fresh feeling I’m going for), we have successfully covered it with a serene driftwood gray. See a photo of my room inspiration here.
Because the blue was so dark, we first edged and painted the entire room in KILZ primer matched to the new color.
Gray may not be everyone’s cup-o-tea, but it’s a VERY big color trend in the design world right now, so thankfully I had a plethora of choices. For the trim, we again painted it white and replaced the old blinds with 2″ faux wood.
So without further ado, here is the boring before (taken right after I closed, so no furniture):
And here is the new and tranquil after with gray walls and white trim! It makes the room feel so much more relaxing. These photos were taken in the evening, so later this week I’ll be posting more daylight pictures on the house tour page.
Of course, the walls are not the only thing we are changing in this room. The old brown carpet will need to be replaced (which is why I didn’t care about getting paint on it), and the lighting fixtures are heading their way to Craigslist/the thrift store shortly.
I also have some plans for a new dresser and nightstands. As it is now, I don’t have matching furniture (and Scott’s using a small outdoor table for his nightstand), but given time and budget, I’ll be updating you again with more changes. Let me know what you think!