Monday, August 3, 2009

I am NOT afraid of color...




When Ron and I bought this house, we traded a large master suite for a dinky bedroom with bath. Our bedroom is the only thing I do not like about this house. At first, I had it painted a soft green and used ivory sheers on the windows with an ivory bedspread. I accented it with a quilt I had made that had deep purples, greens and ivory. It was okay, but I never really liked it. This summer I decided to be daring and completely switch color schemes. I figured I better get my bed linens first and then build around those. I happened to find a beautiful, rich brown set on clearance at Sears so I had my foundation. The wall color was the next issue. I needed to find something that would pick up the rustic tones in our bedroom furniture (which seems huge in this room), blend well with the bed linens, and still feel warm and cozy. When I started painting it on the walls, I thought I had made a huge mistake, but I am such a miser, I couldn't see not using what I had already paid for. However, once I got the second coat on, found some rust colored iron work for decorative accessories, and threw together the fabrics, I was really pleased with it. Here is the finished product.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

I love the colors. It looks like a room in a lodge somewhere in the mountains. I think you did a great job. I sure could use some help with my house.......(hint, hint)

holly-dolly said...

i *love* the color of your bedroom! i will have to check it out next time we are up in temple for something maggie- or sophie-related! you did a great job! i know how you feel about making a mistake, though . . . i have a tan bedroom with one deep reddish colored wall. when i started to paint it on, on the first coat, i had serious doubts. once i got the second coat on, though, and put my furniture back in, i loved it. it's now my favorite part of my entire house!

AZBabs said...

Paint is such a huge decision and I have been trying to avoid it in this new condo, but I think I will have to bite the bullet and paint my bedroom. I want to go with something cool and soothing. I really like your bedroom color - it reminds me of the bedroom accent wall in Tucson. Great work, Gwen. You've inspired me.

Sarah Harward said...

I LOVE it! I keep thinking I need to repaint the rooms in my house but am overwhelmed trying to decide on colors. You just might have given me some hope that I can do this!!