Eeek! I have a bedroom that I don’t hate anymore! I am LOVING the changes we made so far. We are still in the process of decorating it, and it is still a little bare, but the paint alone made SUCH a huge difference. Check this out!
Ok, so we used Glidden Paint’s Sanctuary Blue (in Eggshell) for the walls, and we painted the doors and trim/baseboard white (we used semi-gloss) and the ceiling a flat white. As you can see before, we didn’t have white ceilings and I really can’t emphasize what a huge difference it makes in the room. There is more light, (so bright) and it’s now a happy place to be. I have also been told to ALWAYS use flat paint on the ceiling, so we did. It looks really great and we don’t get any reflecting or lights that bounce. I think I am as excited about the white ceiling as I am about the new walls:)
I decided to go with Glidden’s Sanctuary Blue because I thought it was the most peaceful. I was picturing a grey, with blue highlights, but I think it is more of a blue with grey tones. And it is totally appropriately named! It is a very “sanctuary” color.
The process was messy. DANG messy. But only for a couple of days, and it was all so worth it! My husband is very good with the spray gun, so instead of rolling the paint, we taped, and prepped (and prepped and prepped) and sprayed the walls. I always recommend using a spray gun, as (in my opinion) the finish is flawless. It is also faster. Granted, the prep time is more, but we found some canvas sheets to lay over our furniture and they worked out really well. I would rather spend the time prepping and less time spraying, but that’s just me.
I found a lot of the decor accents at World Market. I have been eyeballing this accent chair for sometime now, so when they did a “Friends and Family” 25% off discount, I went a little nuts. The light fixture is from there as well. It is not a chandelier that I would normally look twice at, but it was the finishing touch, and I thought the color and style was a perfect fit.
Anyway, there is more to come with decor, and window treatments, etc., but I wanted to show off what a difference paint can make!
*I have been sponsored by the Glidden brand paint for PPG to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.