Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge if you missed week one, please see where this makeover began. This has been a super busy week getting the room packed and moving everything out.
The ORC is a one-room makeover challenge event hosted originally by Linda from Calling it Home and Better Homes & Gardens which allows bloggers from all over to support each other through a room makeover for 6 weeks to 8 weeks. Please check out all the makeover projects at the Better Homes and Gardens One Room Challenge HERE.
I enjoy a challenge to keep motivated while I update my house one room at a time. Did I mention I only have six weeks? That is like overnight in the makeover world. No time to sit around thinking about it I had to just jump in and get started.
I started my plan by creating a Master Bedroom Ideas board on Pinterest so I could save master bedroom suite ideas that I liked. After pinning all those beautiful master bedrooms I as ready to get the plunge and start a master bedroom makeover.
Bedroom Color Ideas
While deciding on a paint color for our master bedroom I am considering that this color will need to allow our antiques, paintings, and family photos (over 100 years old) be the features. In other words, I would like the paint color to allow the furnishing to be the stars of the room design. However, I am not afraid of using bold colors, mixing patterns, textures, and styles for a one-of-a-kind eclectic mix.
Best Color for Bedroom Walls
I read a post, How to Brighten a Dark Room, where Jessica makes some pro suggestions on how to brighten up your room. She suggests using paint (wall paint and ceiling paint) mirrors, and natural light to help brighten your space.
Best Color for Bedroom Walls
I read a post, How to Brighten a Dark Room, where Jessica makes some pro suggestions on how to brighten up your room. She suggests using paint (wall paint and ceiling paint) mirrors, and natural light to help brighten your space and lighten the room feel. I am following the pro advice for a bright bedroom, hence all my bedroom paint colors are whites.
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I cannot wait to start painting, however, it is going to take a day of removing the popcorn ceiling then mudding the sheetrock and sanding. It may be necessary to use a stain block like Kliz to keep the water damage from bleeding through.
Kliz now makes a stain block that is not like the old oil-based paint stain block with a very strong odor. It is easy soap and water cleanup and low VOC. If all our painting plans work out we will only need 2 coats of paint.
Mr. Kippi is one of the best painters and sheetrock repairers I know, so he is doing all the work himself. I need to learn how to paint like him, so be looking for that post soon.
Tools and Supplies
- Drop cloth
- Paint roller
- Wet paint sign (trust me we need one)
- Painters tape
- Putty knife
- 6 in 1 tool
- Paint stirrer
- Roller pan
- Roller covers
- Benjamin Moore paint fan deck (for wall colors)
In addition to the wall colour, I need to select paint for the bedside tables. I was thinking light shades of blue, however, I want them to disappear into the walls be bright.
- Add shiplap to the wall with windows
- Paint the ceiling and walls
- Replace windows
- Replace all trim and baseboards
- Install recessed lighting
- Removed the old carpet and install new flooring
- Order woven-wood Roman shades
- Window treatment hardware order
- Order pillow inserts
- Purchase plants
- Have artwork and antique photos framed
- Order bedding fabrics
- Make bed skirt and pillow
Thank you so much for your visit today. Please visit the other ORC makeover challenge rooms too.
See you next week with our room makeover updates.
Have a great week,