last time we chatted about the plans for our master bedroom, I revealed our chosen paint color – indigo, specifically Gabardine by Martha Stewart – and in between cuddles with our sick boy this past weekend, i managed to slap some paint on the walls! so, as a reminder, here’s what our bedroom looked like before…
and here is what we are delighted to wake up to each morning – the after!
i am quite obsessed with the results. the color is moody and dark in all the right ways, and i am eager to bring in light-colored linens, vibrant art and metallic elements to finish the room off and truly make it feel like a romantic hideaway.
the details: i had Gabardine by Martha Stewart color-matched at our local Home Depot to Glidden Interior Paint in Eggshell finish. i also picked up some primer, also by Glidden, that I had tinted to maximize coverage. as you can see above, our walls were originally a light sand color, so since we were going much darker with indigo, i felt that tinted primer was the way to go.
the painting process took three days – one day for priming, and one day for each coat of indigo, for a total of two coats of paint – but with the long weekend i had for President’s Day, I was able to get it done (with a lot of help from Jord and my dad, who cared for L).
i am eager to reveal where we are headed next in the process, but before i do, let’s take a look at the to-do list for the room:
– prime and paint the walls indigo
– accent the tray ceiling with a paint treatment (although after falling in love with the contrast between the walls and the white ceiling, i’m not sure how i feel about this idea anymore)
– purchase/build a simple bed frame; sell Hemnes bed and nightstand (to my brother!)
– DIY a tufted, upholstered headboard (fabric color: caramel!), using this tutorial from Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda
– hang white, breezy linen curtains
– bring in metallic items, like a gold bedside table (I picked one up from Target on clearance!), a mirror (perhaps a DIY sunburst mirror?), a chandelier, and sconces
– bring in art, accessories, throw pillows (I found two for $12 on clearance at Hobby Lobby this week!) and throw blankets/quilts
– add new knobs and paint the top of our Hemnes dresser gold
what’s up next: after making a few touch-ups to the ceiling using white paint, i plan to bring in white linen curtains (hung from a gold curtain rod that i ordered online and am eagerly anticipating the arrival of) and bring back in our white bed linens. i am on the hunt for a few items as well, like a throw blanket with a slight pattern/weave in a fun punch of color (yellow?), an antique chair that I can recover and use to create a small seating area by the window, and some nude-colored Euro pillows.
i can’t wait to see how this room evolves!