Every now and then I like to look back at some of the inspiration posts and update the blog with some of the ideas that have become projects. On this post, called Grass Cloth I wrote about possibly using grass cloth on the wall behind my bed. Since we are still planning on selling our house, I started thinking twice about the wall paper. Grass cloth is rather expensive and if new owners didn’t care for it, it would be a waste of money to install. However, I was still pretty inspired by a couple of colors I found in the grass cloth. My bedroom is a tan which is consistent with the rest of the house, but I wanted the master bedroom to have more of a featured wall look to it. I also couldn’t remember the color of paint I used for the rest of the room, and personally, I didn’t want to repaint the whole thing. So, I decided to just paint the wall behind my bed and planned on a pale desaturated blue.
I took my pillow sham to Home Depot and matched the lightest blue shade with a paint of the same color. I bought the Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint. I knew I could cover my brown wall in two coats. I use this paint for everything in the house.
So, Here is the old room:
Last week I was Easter shopping for the kids when I saw some curtains on clearance at Pier1 Imports. They where shorter than what I had and only 20.00! I’ve been looking for a stripe that would go with the bedspread you see here. I snatched those babies up, and they really were the inspiration I needed to push me into painting the wall. I really got excited.
Friday, I painted the wall and here is our finished product:
I could finally get rid of the little brown details. Seriously, I love this room. It is so much more me, and it flows so much better with the overall feel of the house. The entire make over cost us about 110.00. The mirror over our bed is a hand-me-down from my brother. I never turn anything down from anyone. If it doesn’t match, I’ll spray paint it! If I can’t I’ll pass it on to someone who needs something. Nothing gets wasted here. Just ask my husband who works out in a very crowded garage full of things I “may be able to do something with.”
What are you working on? Do you need a little push to just do it? I know I did, thanks Pier1!