So we bought a resale home a few months ago and had not done any painting yet. That is kind of a big deal to me because I absolutely love a fresh coat of paint. It’s like a complete room makeover. Most of my house is beige, very very beige. However, the master bedroom was Dijon mustard yellow and my bath was some sort of Santa Fe red. Oh and I can’t forget the dark brown velvet curtains. Had this been New Mexico it would have been a perfect fit. However it completely clashed with all of my furniture and existing bedding and pretty much the rest of the house. While I had been pretty good about not doing any crazy pregnancy house projects, you know the ones pregnant moms just HAVE to get done before the baby comes or else the world will cease to exist, but all of a sudden I just HAD to have this bedroom and bathroom painted or as I said, the world may cease to exist or I would just lose my only halfway sane pregnant mind. Luckily my husband had a few weeks off of school over the holidays to throw this project in. I knew I probably only had one project we could get done and this was it.
I have done quite a bit of painting in my previous homes as it has been something we have never hired out, much to the chagrin of my husband. He doesn’t enjoy painting quite as much as I do. The last few times I had been pretty dissatisfied with the paint products I bought at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Some of the paint even started peeling off of the wall and looked very streaky and uneven. So this time I went with the $$ Benjamin Moore. I used two coats as I always do and it covered the dark paint completely. I was pretty impressed, which I should have been with what they charge for that stuff. We will have to wait and see how it holds up, but I am thinking I will go with that or a similar higher-quality paint for the rest of my house. You know after I save up hundreds of dollars to pay for it all. Here are some before pictures of my master bedroom-
My bedroom is now painted Classic Gray which is an off-white and very, very light on my walls. I am unfortunately not a professional photographer but here are a few pictures. Photos online don’t ever seem to be quite accurate so always, always sample your top paint choices!
My master bath went from Santa Fe red to Gray Owl. Gray owl looks like a bluish-gray in my bathroom. Before and after pics here (please forgive my lack of professional photography equipment and skills)-
I love how these rooms turned out. Really, I love them. My favorite part of the whole project was discovering that underneath one of the dijon mustard yellow walls was a very shiny copper color. I really would love to have seen that room in all its glory!
These very light colors with no curtains definitely made my completely undecorated walls seem very bare, brought to my attention that the trim and doors need a new coat of paint and also made our white blinds look very dingy. This required an 8 pm spraying off of blinds in the driveway. As for the trim and door paint and wall décor, all in good time my friends.
*I posted a short panaromic clip on my instagram (theeverydayhaps) if you want to check that out for a little better picture of how it turned out. See the social links to the upper right of my home page.*