Weekend Makeover for the Bedroom

In preparing to post new pictures of our bedroom taken with that wide-angle lens I borrowed, I realized that I never shared a quick weekend project I did in the fall. I used to blog every thought and step of a project, but this last year has been hectic. Sometimes, decisions just have to be made and projects need to be completed.

I've been meaning to repaint the bedroom to make it more neutral for a while. Last fall, Marc was headed away for a few days on a business trip and I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to get the painting done. Even before he was out the door, I was looking at my paint fan decks. I'm not usually a fan of beige paint and I had a lot of trouble narrowing the options down to a few that I liked.

I'll post the details soon, but let's just get to the eye candy, shall we?

Here's the super before, from when I first moved in:

Here's the middle phase, when the room was painted in Sherwin Williams' Compatible Cream:

Here's the after, with Benjamin Moore's Maritime White on the walls:

I think the bed looks much better with the more neutral color on the walls. I don't love the colors anymore and have been thinking of switching to blue and white linens, but haven't made a final decision yet.

Using that wide-angle lens, I can finally give a little perspective on our layout. The bathroom is to the right in the little hallway. The dining room and kitchen were to my back, with the dining area and front door to my right and the kitchen to the left. You can see Baxter laying in the living room and Cookie Doe's antlers (with their Valentine's Day flowers on them) peeking out from the wall.

What do you think?


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