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Monday, October 15, 2012


My master bedroom has been on my list to redo for about a year and a half.  Other projects have jumped in line in front of it, but last week I couldn't stand it any more!  The walls were good ol' Restrained Gold, but I was SO over the color.  It's a popular color around here, and it's a nice color, but it made me tired, and not in a good way. hard feelings for all of you friends with Restrained Gold rooms.  :) 

For over a year I've had a few paint swatches on the wall in my master bedroom.  Good thing, because I totally changed my mind on that color in the mean time.  About a month ago I got serious about starting work on our master bedroom, and added 8 or 10 colors to that original sample.  I was sampling grays.  They are really tricky since they can easily learn towards blue or green or even purple.  I was being picky.  I was waffling.  I couldn't decide.   Here's proof:

I think the yellow behind the colors was throwing me off a bit, so the color you're painting over is something to consider when sampling new colors.  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you already saw a little sneak peek, but here's where I finally landed:

AMAZING GRAY by Sherwin Williams-color matched to Behr paint at Home Depot.  We love it.  Our room feels fresh and clean and brand new. (All of the wiping down and cleaning during the painting process surely helped too!)  

We also painted the ceiling, which looks a bit lighter in the photos.  It actually IS a tad lighter...for some reason when mixing the color, the flat for the ceiling was coming out different than the eggshell for the walls.  We were ok with the ceiling being a lighter shade, because ceilings always read a bit darker anyway because of the lighting and shadows. 

Amazing what a difference one change can make.  

I have no fabric for curtains yet, no accessories to speak of, no bedding, no outlet covers back on, and no solid plan for the furniture, and certainly didn't "style" these photos, but none of that is bothering me right now!  The empty, clean, simplicity of it all is sort of refreshing for now.  

So, there's my big clean slate.  Glad you'll be along with me every step of the way to add some personality into this empty shell!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Wow! Looks great! Seriously I need you to come over to my house give me some fun master bedroom ideas. I'd like to turn it into Ds dream cabin look but have no idea where to start. You just wait... I'll be calling! ;)

  2. Oh I can so relate to your room getting 'bumped' and the 'waffling!' I know you'll have it looking stunning in no time!

  3. The new color looks great Jennifer!! Now for the fun part!

  4. You put the spark in me that was needed. Our bedroom is definitely in need of a make over. Choosing the right paint color is a priority. Hopefully, I will do a paint swatch test during this week. Wish me luck.

    1. Thanks Sandy! Good luck! Those little $3 pots at Home Depot or Lowe's are the best invention ever!

  5. How exciting Jennifer! Love the fresh new color. I had a LOT of gold in my last two houses and I tired of them as well. I think this is the perfect backdrop for any color you want to bring in there. Can't wait to see what direction you go - I can always count on you for something fun and colorful!

  6. I am so loving gray right now. I love how clean and calm it looks. Great color for a bedroom! It's so pretty. Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  7. Wow, what a difference paint can make. Looks great!

  8. So very pretty! Now I can't wait to see what else you do. You're exceptionally talented in the decor dept.



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