Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bedroom Makeover

So, most of you have never seen our bedroom either before or after the makeover, but let me just assure you it is so much better now than then.

I have had the paint to do this little project since last summer but just never got it done. So, over Spring Break I decided I was going to get SOMETHING done during my week off and decided it would be our bedroom makeover. Not only did I paint, but I changed wall hangings, did a MASSIVE cleaning and moved all the furniture around.

And, I L-O-V-E it!

So, the color before was SUPPOSED to be an olive green in semi-gloss, but when it dried, it turned out a flat army green...ugh. And, yes, I'm ashamed to say it has been there for over two and a half years! YIKES!

The color after is called Coffee Bar and is a deep chocolate brown. It is definitely more cozy, more romantic, and overall just more appealing and inviting.

Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what we're working with. I have some shelves I will put up on one of the walls and I do want some sort of window treatment; I'm thinking about some white sheers right now. Oh, and I have to paint the ceiling, too. So there's still some work to do but it has been started!

A closeup of the wall so you can get a better idea of the color.

Looking from our bed to the hall wall...I'm on the lookout for new dressers, too.

Looking from the doorway to the bed.

I moved this oval mirror from the guest bedroom so I could use it while I'm putting my jewelry on.

Looking straight on to the bed...Rich's bathroom is to the right.
Also, I need your opinion. Originally, I bought some mint-green paint and was going to paint one wall green and the other three brown. But I decided against it and had a thought. I love HGTV and have ALWAYS wanted to paint my ceilings a different color than the walls, at least in one room. SO, I have really been thinking about painting the ceiling with the green paint I bought. And the great thing about paint is if it doesn't work out, you can always paint over it! But, I would still like your HONEST opinion. No hurt feelings! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!


  1. Well, do you want a suggestion from the lady with the Easter bunny room? That is what Garrett calls my yellow room with the pink ceiling. Brett painted it for me and he and Kristy really like it, I think. Then the ceiling in my studio is a lighter shade of green than the walls. I personally love it. The studio is all green if you remember, stained green concrete flooring, sage green walls, and lighter sage on the ceiling. Did you go to the web site that we played with at your house that evening? The Voice of Color? That might help. My favorite combo with the chocolate is a light dusty aqua! Love it!

  2. oooh, it's so pretty! Love those brown walls and the white bedding. And, what a pretty bed!

    Personally, I don't think I'd go with a green ceiling. Your room looks soothing and luxurious with the browns and whites -- green sounds like a jolt. But, you're right: you can always paint over it.

    LOL -- I can relate to the army green. Remember my dining room? Supposed to be a nice neutral olive. um, not so much.

    Funny you should be looking for new dressers: is that a French dresser I see? Because I'm looking for French.

    hmmmmm. My mind, it goes to turnin'.

    See ya next weekend! Can hardly wait to hug your neck.

  3. llloooovvveeee your bedroom!!! i have to agree with seems like it might take away from the warmth and coziness you have created in would have to be the perfect shade....our ceiling in our den is 2 shades lighter than the walls, and i love it!! maybe something like that...of course, i guess you were actually trying to find a use for the green paint....anyway....LOVE your bedroom!!!

  4. Wow! What a spring break you had! Do you realize the the bedroom ceiling is watched more than any other ceilings in your house (hmmmm...) You could get bold and use your ceiling for some visual expression... using the green along with brown to match up the decor for a dramatic look. Or opt for a lighter brown which will create a harmonious and spacious feel. A monochromatic color scheme always creates a tranquil effect... hows that for an art lesson! hahaha - have fun!

  5. Great Job, I love the dark brown! You are inspiring me to get busy on our bedroom.

  6. I LOVE the brown...I don't remember the green being army, or bad for that matter, but this looks great!!! I'm still on the hunt for a perfect color for an accent wall in our living might end up the only painted wall in our house! I can only think "resell" when I think about painting, and in this market I don't want our color choices to turn anyone away (granted we have a while until we get to the resell point, but I don't want to have to paint over a bunch of walls).

  7. Love the dark brown bedroom! You are so right, romantic! I am all about color! I had every room in this house a different color at one point. BUT, I took me some HGTV advise as well, and painted all the walls the same color for out soon to be "for sale" sign! I miss my color like crazy! It's funny, because I think most people would still consider what I have now most definately color!! It's called Salt Grass. A nice semi-dark golden tan. I do like it alot!

    Look what you've done! you've got me started on some of my favorite things! Painting and color!

    Anywho, I would shy away from the green. Mostly because I am not a minty green fan. Love the dust aqua idea though. But, I think painting the ceiling a shade or two lighter than the dark brown is a great idea! I will definately do that in my new house! I think painted ceilings are fun! White is so blah!! That's my moto!

    Keep us posted!

  8. I love the look and I am anxious to see it in person! can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

  9. Your room looks great! I love the color.

  10. Hey girl, I love your paint color and you know that I love decorating, so a few questions. Are you keeping the bedding that you have? If so, I would not paint the ceiling green. I do like the ideal of painting the ceiling a lighter shade of the walls.

    I think the brown wall color is sophisticated. I looked that up to make sure spelling was right and here are some words to go with, polished, refined, elegant, stylish, informal cool. I think that pretty well describes you.

    You go girl.


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