It’s been nine months since we bought this house and why do I always forget to care about our bedroom when we move to a new place? A few weeks ago we finally put a little paint on just one wall and it has made the biggest difference. I’m always surprised at how much paint can change a space, even though I’ve seen it first hand lots of times. The power of paint never disappoints.
when we moved in
We lived in this house waaaay too long with one drape on the windows. One drape, hung too low.
I kind of hated being in our bedroom but there were and are so many walls and floors and corners that needed our attention in this house. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed and wanted to turn off the lights and go to bed.
Then Sherwin-Williams asked if I’d be willing to try out their HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams paint line and I said yes because I knew that would be the Lovely Limitation, the kick in the pants that I needed to do SOMETHING with this room so I could start liking it and stop closing the door and turning off the lights all the time.
In the old house, our bedroom was light grey and I always loved it, but secretly wished it was darker. So this time around, we went with the darkest grey we could find that didn’t look black in person. Enter peppercorn. Peppercorn is delicious in the bedroom. I needed a little mood and a little drama in here.
I hung the $2 medicine cabinet that I got at a yard sale a few years ago. Mixed up my sheets (I love mixing sheet patterns) and just shopped the house for stuff we already had that we could use in a new way. I love the bookpage wreath against the dark wall, and that wreath has surprised me and lasted FIVE years!
Here’s a reminder of our bedroom in the last house. The room was much larger with higher ceilings and more windows. I’ll always love this room and it was quite photogenic.
The current room feels really cozy. And personal. And masculine. It suits us really well out here in the country. Most of the furniture is the same, but the setting is different. That’s my favorite part about decorating, the same stuff can feel like all new stuff with just a few changes.
Here’s the just moved in, before. I think it’s important to know that all I purchased for this room was paint for one wall, two more pair of drapes, and a new rustic-meets-modern light fixture. It was SO easy to change this room up. Why, WHY do I always wait forever to make a days worth of changes that takes a space from hate to love?!
*Thanks to Sherwin-Williams for partnering with Nesting Place for this post