Going white in the bedroom
Now that my mind hasn't been consumed with thoughts of shows and painting furniture, my brain has focused in like a scope on the parts of our home that have been niggling at me.
Our room was fine granted but, any female knows that the word fine doesn't mean fine. It is the farthest thing from fine and often means I am ignoring the problem for the moment but I will deal with you later. Well it's later.
I made the classic mistake when we moved into our home 4.5 years ago and chose paint colours prior to living in the space. I was so ecstatic to be in our dream home, the home we had fought for and just wanted the yucky mud colours gone and threw up neutrals that had worked for us in our previous home. Well we have changed almost all of those colours since then. Our green dining room went White Dove, our front hall went Rockport Gray, the living room saw Baby Fawn. Our upstairs bathroom went from chocolate brown to another Baby Fawn (we must like deer and birds in this house with all the fawn and doves)
Our bedroom was Benjamin Moore Natural Linen and it never looked like linen. You know the kind of linen you see in european linens or on Restoration Hardware chairs. It just looked beigey yellow.
Our bedroom is now Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
I did 2 walls at a time (hit the instagram feed in the sidebar to see the disaster photos) and had this banged out in a day. Trevor just shook his head and smiled at me. I really love that man. He hardly ever argues with my ideas and always offers to help.
i am always drawn to rooms with white walls, natural, grey and black accents and lots of silver and gold. the push really came with this room when i saw editor sarah gray milller's home in country living. our room is now a sea of textures with less colour, and more personality for a restful space.
the wall of antique windows.
i had painted this mirror last year in a lightened french linen but needed more drama on this wall so went over it with miss mustard seeds colour of the month typewriter and hemp oil.
the awesome wood corbels were actually for sale in the show and no one snapped them up so i shopped my own stock when i came up with this idea and they are now tagged NFS
i made a new black and white ticking pillow cover for this lumbar pillow and the rest of the linens are white
i moved the scarf rack that was here into my closet and made a simple vignette in its place. i liked having my scarves out but at the same time they were visual clutter that my cat kept trying to pull down and move for me
these end tables were redone with a custom grey finish that i will share tomorrow.
the view from bed. that white unit up on the wall i try not to include in most photos as it is a mechanical and not so pretty feature but it keeps me pretty. that is a ductless split air conditioner my lovely sweet husband installed 2 years ago. we live in a 2 storey home and our bedroom faces west which means it sees sunshine until 930pm in the summer. our house ac would be cranking until all hours of the night trying to keep up even with all of our blinds closed. this unit is 1 ton of cooling, keeps our upstairs cool, uses 75% of the energy of our big ac which means it runs a lot less and i sleep like a log
i swapped out this trunk from outside and went with a much simpler vignette than before with just a german grainsack and a moose antler.
this gray army blanket was a thrift find and i made the black grainsack pillow
the pillow is 2 sided and the other side is the black and white ticking
a peek into the hallway
I also thought I would just add that I had this paint matched to Behr paint and primer at Home Depot. We have been fans of Behr paint for quite some time and I thought I would give this new type a shot. I have to say in all honesty, I am not sure it was worth the extra 12.00 a gallon. I still did 2 coats and touchups which would have been the same with their regular paint. Has anyone else tried this paint and felt good or bad about it?
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the end table details tomorrow.
Have a great day,