My parents went out of town for 10 days & we decided to do something fun for them while they were gone.
They have put off finishing their Master Bedroom, always using that room as one where they could store random boxes,etc, because people would never see that room. ( I do the same thing!) They FINALLY bought bedroom furniture several years ago, but it was looking pretty yellow and dinged up & it was the last room in the house that still had popcorn ceilings and the walls had never been painted!
They deserve a nice space & we decided to create it for them & went to work!
remove EVERYTHING from the room. Hours of cleaning & packing & organizing a LOT of stuff...
More cleaning & more furniture to remove (some of which won't be coming back...that cherry armoire didn't go in the room & was a little too bulky for that wall)...
3rd task...remove outdated shelves & dust collecting knick knacks.
4th task...get rid of that POPCORN CEILING!
Tip if you plan to scrape your ceilings...
Most people tell you to spray it with water & then it will fall off as you scrape. That does work great, but it also takes away all of the texture, so you will have to patch several spots on the ceiling & often re-texture before you paint. BUT, if you just scrape it dry, then it leaves a texture on the ceiling and is more forgiving with any blemishes in the ceiling(note...it will be MESSIER & DUSTIER this way, but easier in the end)
Paint the now pretty ceilings with Flat White Ceiling Paint
2 coats of a Martha Stewart Green in Eggshell sheen on the walls(I don't know the exact name of it, but I will find it) We knew we were going to replace baseboards, add crown moulding and frame the windows, so we didn't have to cut in, which made painting easier!
Take all of bedroom furniture outside & paint beautiful WHITE in semi-gloss sheen...
(thank goodness my brother is a painter & took care of this task quickly with a sprayer!)
Add beautiful crown moulding,
Thank goodness my brother has done this before & it looked beautiful when he was done!
Caulk ALL seams of ALL trim that we added to the room. This might seem unnecessary, but it really finishes it off & makes it look soooo good! Also putty in all nail holes & add a 2nd coat of white semi-gloss to all trim after you put it on the walls.
move beautiful new looking furniture back into the room...
Have talented brother custom frame gorgeous picture to replace bulky armoire that was previously on this wall...
DECORATE & create cleaner looking spaces & do NOT hang 80's flower swag back above bed;) Sorry mom!
Less is more...
I love the way all of the white trim & white furniture stands out now!
A beautiful space for the 2 people that deserve it more than anyone!
Other than the picture my brother framed, the curtains & 2 new throw pillows on the bed, we used all of my mom's previous decor, pulling a few things from other rooms in the house to complete the look.
You don't have to spend a fortune to recreate a space that you love!
Now...I need to get to work on my OWN master bedroom...