When Tony first moved in to this house several years ago, furniture was few and far between, and the off-white walls were definitely looking worse for the wear, thanks to the previous owner’s penchant for using giant bolts to attach artwork to the walls. So one of the first mini-projects we tackled was scooping up a can of paint from the “Oops” section at Home Depot, with the intentions of creating an accent wall behind the bed in the master bedroom. Although the chocolate color never ranked on my list of favorites, it was tolerable. And tolerate it we did – for 5 whole years.
Then I devoted a Friday to painting our bedroom walls a lovely, clean coat of off-white (I see you yawning over there!). My plan for this room is to bring in elements of color and pattern that can be changed easily (and IMO, paint is not one of those things. Painting this room solo was a 12 hour effort). The palette is composed of neutrals, with relaxing shades of off-white, blue, and green. My daydreaming brought me to this mood board.
Like the rest of the world, I’ve got a thing for chevrons. I’d like to use Premier’s Zig Zag fabric in the Village Blue colorway to create a panel for each side of the extra long window, and add four additional ivory panels to create a wall of fabric (and to block out the morning sun, which currently provides an all-natural wake-up call to the dog before 6 am every day).
To sneak in some extra storage, I’d love to attempt an Ikea Rast hack, similar to this. The body of the cabinet will be stained a warm walnut shade, with bright white cabinet fronts and some cool hardware. Plus, the cabinets are just $30 each, which is definitely in the budget.
To give us a little bit of working space, and a spot for a lamp, we’ll put to work an existing glass sofa table that I snagged for $30 on Craig’s List. It’s currently sporting a brushed nickel finish, but I think it would really look stellar with a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
Yup, I know they’re not design favorites. But in Texas, they’re a must-have for any sleeping or living space. So the goal was to find the least offensive ceiling fan. I picked Hunter’s Stratford ceiling fan in New Bronze, but hated the yellow globe, so swapped it for a clean white globe by calling Hunter’s spare parts line – well worth the extra $30.
Stay tuned for our progress!