Our bedroom has been the one room in the house that I have struggled to get just right. I have decorated and redecorated this room at least six times over the last six years, and I have all the blog posts and (bad) pictures to prove it. Instead of continuing to try and work with what I have, I finally moved our bed frame into the guest bedroom and slowly started over. If it’s just not working for you even after you have changed it up six different times, it’s time to let it go! I pledged to get it right this time by going slow and holding out for what I really wanted. Slow decorating isn’t all that fun because you have to move at the pace of your budget. And for us that meant some major delayed gratification. I decided that I could only add on to the room as the budget allowed. It took a little over a year, but it’s finally complete! Yay! I still have curtains to sew and hang, but the fabric is ready to go so stay tuned for that post.
I showed you how I created the plank wall in my DIY Plank Wall Tongue & Groove Tutorial. To finish the wall off, I primed it with Zinsser BIN Shellac Based Primer. I have learned (the hard way) over the years that if you are trying to cover wood with knots or wood that has been previously stained, then you need to prime with shellac in order to lock in the sap or bleed-through potential. This is an oil-based primer so use your cheaper brushes and save your Purdy’s for later! Once the primer was dry, I rolled on some Sherwin Williams ProClassic in semi-gloss. It’s my all-time favorite trim paint. It levels beautifully and doesn’t leave brush strokes. I used a small cabinet/door foam roller on my planks for more control and to prevent drips.
Directly across from my new plank wall is a brick wall leaving two walls to paint. I decided to use Valspar Signature paint in satin tinted in Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray. You might remember my post on Gray Paint Color Ideas, Tips, and Examples where I talked about how to find the perfect shade of gray for your room. Comfort Gray was the winner!
Comfort Gray is a wonderful blue-green gray that I knew would work well in this room. As you can see, there are several shades of blue happening in my bedroom. I wanted a gray that would compliment them all without competing.
Psssst. In case you are wondering what the opposite wall looks like, here it is below. Almost every room in my home has one accent wall of 100+ yr old brick. This wall is in pretty bad shape so it might be getting a white-wash treatment in the near future, but I’m still on the fence about it.
And I’ll leave you with one last beauty shot of the bedroom with some deets on sources. The floral bedding and Euro shams were purchased last spring from Pottery Barn. I forget what the pattern is called and they don’t appear to carry it any longer. I’ll have more details on the white bedding (with a fun giveaway) in an upcoming post! Woohoo! The bed and mirror are from Joss & Main. The lamps and nightstands are from Kirklands. The hardwood floors were installed over the summer and purchased from Lumber Liquidators. The flokati rug is from RugsUSA. The Pottery Barn knock-off chandelier was a DIY from eons ago. The materials for the plank wall, trim/moulding, and paint were courtesy of Lowe’s.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my updated bedroom! And thanks to Lowes for supplying some of the tools I needed to make my vision a reality
Disclosure: As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators and Influencers network, I received a Lowe’s gift card to complete this challenge. As always, all ideas and opinions are my own.