Our Boring Master Bedroom
YAAAWWWNNN (Covers her mouth)
Sorry about that.
It’s normal and appropriate for bedrooms to produce yawns, unless the yawns come from decorating boredom.
Which I think I have.
You see, the master bedroom has not changed significantly from when we finished it in 2006 – almost 8 years ago. We have:
The same bed – mattress and bed frame (head & footboard), in the same location under the window, except the rattan of the headboard and footboard has chewing damage by the Grrrr Girls.
The walls are a beautiful warm and cocoon-like chocolate brown, with white trim – but still the same.
The curtains and the bamboo shades we installed 8 years ago – still the same.
Very few things changed over the years:
- an addition of an oversized antique empire dresser that I adore, but really belongs in another room
- new bedding due to damage sustained by teething puppies
- a new flatscreen TV, that STILL needs to be hung
So much sameness – I think its time for a change.
I’ve been looking at bedroom furniture for several years now, and either couldn’t find what I wanted, or didn’t want to afford what I really liked.
I’m sure you can relate.
And then I found what I really really liked, and realized that while I could afford the item, I didn’t have to buy it, I could (with BIG help from Tim) make the headboard.
And that struck me as a more satisfying idea.
Once we decided to do the bed project, then it seemed like a good idea to change out the night stands to ones that were more functional, properly scaled and matched in color or style.
All new bedroom redo
So what’s coming?
- A new headboard made from 3 vintage doors scored for $20 each at my favorite salvage shop – because, as you know, I have a vintage door affliction
- We have a Sleep Number bed and need a new foundation for it because in a fit of purging some years back, I gave away the original one that came with the bed
- New, matching night stands – IKEA Rast Hack here we come!
- New bed side lamps scaled to match the new bed and nightstands
- Hang the TV on the wall
Here are my inspiration pieces from Restoration Hardware:
I’m taking an Annie Sloan Chalk Painting class this Saturday so I can learn the proper painting technique.
My only question is what color should I paint the headboard and the night stands?
The zinc or creamy white?
If I go with the creamy white, I don’t have to paint the bedroom walls, as they’re in really good shape. That’s a significant time saver, and the color is neutral enough to work with the linens I now have…
If I go with the Zinc/graphite finish, the walls will definitely need painted, which would truly make the room look completely different.
That do you think?
Creamy White or Zinc?