The week we moved in we painted most of the downstairs thanks to the help from a few friends and because we were trying to paint before the movers arrived with all of our furniture. We decided to hold off on the master bedroom. A year later it is finally done (almost). Here is what it looked like before we moved in…. this picture does not give the ugliness justice.
The paint color seriously looked like poop. This was also the color of our kitchen (who wants their kitchen to look like poop?!). The kitchen is now wedgewood gray (which is actually more like a cheerful blue), and our bedroom also finally got a few coats (not coates:) of paint. I usually enjoy painting, but I was a little bit intimidated by our bedroom. It has tray ceilings, and there were a few cracks in the ceiling and dry wall nails that had popped through, so we decided to hire a professional to do the work for us. Carl Wayne Meekins came to the rescue. He goes to our church and stays busy playing the guitar and singing and to my surprise, painting! We were happy to hire someone we knew and trusted to get the job done, and Carl Wayne did an amazing job. The cracks are all gone, and you would have never known they were there. The paint colors we chose were Comfort Gray on the walls and tray, and Rice Grain on the ceiling. They are both Sherwin Williams colors. I usually stick with Benjamin Moore and the Restoration Hardware colors, but I found out about these colors on one the blogs I read, Nesting Place, and so I decided to try them out. At first, I thought it was a little too blue and not enough gray for my taste, but once the room was decorated, I was really really happy with the color! Here are some pictures with details of where I bought some of the items for our bedroom. We were able to do the whole thing pretty cheap with some DIY projects and cheap buys from my favorite, Ikea.
Here is what it looks like now: