MASTER BEDROOM MAKEOVER // 50 Shades of Gray (Paint)

The walls in our master bedroom have been painted a warm kind of off-white yellow since we bought the house in 1998. I decided it was time for a grown up room and chose to paint the walls light gray. Of course, that’s way harder than I thought it was.

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My first step was to pull out the Dunn Edwards paint deck. I picked four grays and put samples of them on the wall. Wow. They didn’t even look gray. They looked pink, blue, green and lavender.

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Finally, after some more trial and error, I chose this paint.

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I like it. But sometimes, when it’s sunny outside and the lights are on in the bedroom it looks a teenie bit lavender. But that’s an easy fix, I just turn off the lights. Hmmm.

My next task was to paint the brass light. First I spray painted it gray. That looked horrible. So I pretended that was a primer coat and painted it black instead. Much better. (I forgot to snap pics of it before it went up… but you’ll see it when I show off the final product!)

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My biggest project was making a headboard from an old door. More about that make-it-yourself project next week!

This post is part of a series of my “soft renovation” of my master bedroom. Find part one here. 

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