Last week, I painted 6 days in a row. Seriously. Tuesday through Sunday, painting, painting, painting.
Half of this painting was the horrible kind. The kind where I was painting over colors that I liked and making them a boring, ugly white.
The other half? Was awesome.
We turned the living room at our new house from this…
(I promise that we actually painted the top of the walls – I just forgot to snap a photo!)
Thanks to the help of my amazing sister and brother-in-law, we actually managed to get the living room, dining room, hallway, and staircase walls all painted in this gorgeous gray.
We also got another room in the house painted, and it’s the part of all of my painting adventures last week that I’m the most excited about.
Want a peek?
That’s our master bedroom, and that’s an amazing gorgeous peacock blue color all over the walls. As a quick refresher, here’s what the room looked like before we got our hands on it.
And here’s the after.
Big change, huh? I’m so incredibly excited about this color, and I can’t wait to get in there and start decorating the rest of the room.
Of course, now that we have this color on the walls, Corey and I are going to have to do some planning as to what we’ll do with the rest of our room; particularly our bed, since it’s the biggest piece that will be in there. The ideal choice is a bright white bedspread, just like the one we have now, but Corey has declared that he wants to get rid of that one ASAP and get one a bit more dog-friendly, so that idea is out.
With such a bold color, we’re a bit limited in what we can do with our bedspread, but at the moment I’m heavily leaning towards this guy from West Elm:
I love that it’s a similar color to what’s on the walls, only much less saturated, which is a great way to get some color into our bedspread without having it compete with the wall color. I think this is our best option out of what we’ve seen so far, but I’m still on the lookout for something to jump out at me as the perfect choice.
Our room is going to be somewhat of a challenge to design without turning it into something that’s too colorful, but I’m so glad we chose this color and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
Did you make any bold choices for paint color in your house? Also, have any suggestions for me for a bedspread or duvet cover?