The master bedroom should be a retreat. And ours wasn't, at all. Here is what it looked like when we moved in.
*The brown door above has already been painted white, when I painted the brown paneling.
The first step was to prime (again), and then to paint the wonderful color Martha Stewart's Tidewater matched in Behr paint & primer in one. It was my first try with the paint/primer combo and I liked it, but I used a lot more paint than I normally do and was worried I would run out of the gallon I had purchased. When did paint get so expensive?
The curtains are homemade and were in our last house's dining room. I like them a lot and the rod, I had as well. Again it was from out last house. I hung up the art that we have. The walls are pretty bare. I don't mind sparse decor, but I think we need a little bit more.
The bookcase looks good for now, and gives me a lot more storage for albums and my books. I read about 5 to 6 books at a time and need a place to stack them. Here it is being painted:
I also tried to follow Young House Love's idea to buff scratches out, but it didn't work for my dresser. For now, it is how it is.
Finally: the to-do list:
Paint bedroom walls
- Install floating shelves and put up decorative items on them
- Get bench or seating for room
Remove wallpaper in bathroom sink area Paint bathroom sink area and bathroom Install curtains and new curtain rod
- Change ceiling fan or get new light fixture
- Get new nightstands to match the height of our actual bed
Sand and paint bookcase Move in bookcase to hold booksand personal items Hang art, some pictures, and other stuff for accessories Clean old dresser and buff out scratches, perhaps get new pulls