Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Master Bedroom REVEAL!!!

Hi Friends! So...I have a VERY exciting reveal for you that I've we've been working on for a couple of weeks ;) lovely hubby did help me paint the bedroom this last weekend but this room has been a work-in-progress for weeks now; first we de-cluttered/cleaned the entire room...then, we ripped all of the quarter-round off of the baseboard trim to prepare for me painting our oak trim a beautiful shade of crisp white (for step-by-step directions of how we are painting our trim, see this post.) After the trim was painted and fully dried, we put new quarter-round on (we bought the pre-primed stuff and only had to use one coat of our trim's fairly inexpensive and it is an extra step we are willing to take to ensure no messy paint jobs getting onto our beautiful, original hardwood floors!)
I have to admit that I was so excited about this project that I forgot to take before pics...I know, I know...I should know better by now but sometimes I get so overwhelmed with excitement that it takes over my brain and body and I just dive right in without taking before shots...I promise to be better :)
Here are some pics of the "after" with the trim painted:
 Because I forgot to take the before pics, here is a picture of what our walls were before; they were a tan and a burnt orange; we had a really pretty burnt orange quilt with gold and teal accents...I know it doesn't sound "that pretty" but it really did look good together; I would describe it as very warm and romantic and as much as I loved the cozy/warmth/romantic feel of our bedroom, it was time for a change! Both Chris and I were craving a lighter, more airy feel so I searched for months (literally months because I'm SO indecisive!) for new bedding; I finally decided to go with this beautiful set below from West Elm; I ordered both the quilt set with euro shams that's a really pretty shade of brown/grey and then the duvet cover and shams is the Ikat pattern with a color pallet of cool greys and warm browns/tans and's SO pretty! Anyways, after I did my happy dance when that big brown West Elm box arrived on our front door step, the hunt for the perfect paint color was in full force!
 Again, as you can see...this mama is a bit indecisive ;) After having anxiety attacks thinking long and hard, I narrowed it down to two choices...I know, we are talking major progress! haha!
After we had it narrowed down to the two choices, I literally could NOT'd think I was making a choice that would affect the rest of my life the way I was up in arms about lover bug of a husband (thank God he loves me for me...quirks and all!) helped me rationalize this choice and we just decided on one and went with turning back...................well, that is until we spent all Friday night priming (we had to take this extra step due to our dark, burnt orange walls) and got up bright and early Saturday morning so excited to get that new beloved color on the walls...I opened the can and had this horrible someone punched me in the stomach (I know, a bit dramatic but that's how I felt!) because it just didn't 'seem' like the same color as the swatch...I painted some on the wall anyways and that bad feeling in my stomach just got looked like the same exact tan that we had just got done covering up and we went through far too much work to not have a there we sat, coffee in hand and literally watched the paint dry just to be 100% sure that we still wouldn't like it when it was dry...after about 20 minutes, it was dry to the touch and you guessed it, we still didn't like it :( Boo to the Hoo! I had a pitty party for about 5 minutes until Chris, that little lovey, cheered me right up by cracking some inappropriate jokes! I can always count on him to make me laugh! Anyways, away we went, back to Lowe's, to get the other color that we were previously deciphering between...all I can say is although it totally sucks that we wasted $30 on a can of paint, I am SO glad that we went back for the more "grey" version of the colors because we are both blissfully in love with our new bedroom color! Here is the big reveal..............and P.S. our room looks SO MUCH bigger with the new paint color, the new window treatments (hung them high and wide to give the illusion of much bigger windows...and it worked!) I go in there every chance I get and I just look around and smile...A LOT! And I even pet our new bedding because it makes me so happy :) That makes two rooms done (bathroom and now our bedroom) and only two more bedrooms (buggy's room and future nursery), living room, kitchen and basement to go! Ughh...back to reality as that is still quite the list but we are having fun as we go...and that's all that matters right?!
Hope you guys love it as much as I do!!!
 Our little make-shift window seat <3

 One of our most favorite wedding gifts...a personalized "Amanda and Chris Fordham" sign that just happened to be grey and black...again, how perfect! We hung it above our closet and it looks so good there...and yes, the closet doors still need to be painted! They are hideous slider doors that are so old but for now, they will have to work!
One last close up of the new bedding set...looks good eh?!
What do you guys think?! I'm dying to know :) Any big projects you guys are crossing off your lists as well?!
Oh...and one more thing............lady bug turned 18 MONTHS does time fly by! I can hardly believe that she has been here for 18 months already...I honestly cannot imagine our lives without her...she brings SO MUCH joy and happiness to our lives!


  1. looks so good! Def looks so much bigger!!! I love it. I have been looking for new bedding for a few weeks now and I can't seem to find anything. Maybe when I am not working so much, I will have more time to search more! And imagine you...indecisive!! haha...I laughed so many times through this post. Now that you got another room me!!!

    1. Thanks bestie! I know...we do need to's been too long; I miss you! I saw some bedding that looked like you...ya know, with your new love of grey and yellow combo; it's a reversible quilt from the company should check it out! It's plain jane but you could dress it up with some throw pillow?!
      Love you, xoxo!

  2. Looks great! I love the big F on the bench below the window! Where is that from?

    1. Thanks Linds :) The F-er (hehe!) is from Hobby Lobby...I think they are half off right now but when I bought mine, I just used the coupons they always have online! I love the gold look of the letter!

  3. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com