If you’ve been reading here long, you know that I am nothing if not laser-focused, completing whole projects before moving on to new ones, focusing all my efforts on one room at a time to quickly finish projects.
Wait – No, that’s some other blogger.
In the spirit of jumping around from project to project, I wanted to tell you the story of my (future) master bedroom. This is the most neglected room in the house. No curtains, nothing on the walls, no furniture except our bed and temporary nightstands. We enjoy the romantic mood lighting cast from a lightbulb hanging from a cord in the middle of the room. It’s a tragedy.
And it’s not because I haven’t tried. Here’s what my process has looked like so far, which can also be titled:
How to Live in Your Home for Three Years Without Creating A Decent Master Bedroom:
Agonize over paint chips. Waste too much money on paint samples. Stare at wall of paint splotches for weeks deciding which I like best.
Choose a color. Paint entire room. Immediately hate my decision.
Reassure husband that I finally know what I want and just need to repaint ONE. MORE. TIME.
Repeat steps 1 – 3 at least five times. I’m not exaggerating. We’ve probably lost square footage in our bedroom because the walls are so thick with paint.
Finally give up and settle on a color that I like a little bit. Try to find fabrics and other pieces to match that exact color. Come up empty.
Stop trying for several months, hoping inspiration will strike.
You can see the current color in this pic of my bed. It’s Benjamin Moore Silver Sage, color-matched to Valspar paint, which I swear by.
NO MORE WAFFLING, MY FRIENDS! I’m starting from square one, doing it right, and paint color will be the very LAST thing I choose.
Here’s what it looks like in a pillow from my sponsor Lily on Blue:
Isn’t it SO happy? It wants to live in my room as a giant lumbar pillow on my bed. And it wants to be friends with this fabric:
Of course they’ll have to quickly befriend the only thing that’s currently staying in the room, my good ol’ DIY bed:
…which – you’ll be shocked to learn – I still kinda love.
There’s a bedroom mood board party going on over at Remodelaholic, so using my MASTER photoshop skills which always produce completely accurate renderings of things like space and dimension, I came up with this little preview of how it might look all together:
(Pretend like the walls are some exact perfect color.) I still want to add a rug of some kind. Maybe something fluffy and textured? And I’m not sold on black nightstands, either. We’ll just have to change and re-change and change them again about five times, characteristic of my decision-making process.
Did you finish your bedroom first like a smart person because that’s where you spend 1/3 of your day? Or leave it for last like me? Have you ever had to repaint something 47 times?