I finally decided on Partridge Gray by Glidden and Better Homes and Gardens. It took me a week or so to paint it since I was the only one painting. Don't get me wrong, Hubby totally would have helped if I had asked, but I absolutely adore painting. He doesn't. And I rather enjoyed my quiet evenings painting this room.
I've scoured my computer and, unfortunately, I cannot find the 'before' pictures of our room. I must have accidentally deleted them off my camera before I uploaded them. And I am so happy with our room now that it makes me quite sad that I don't have any pictures of it from before. It's quite the transformation.
This was the wall color. It was the same color that is currently in the guest room. Not bad, but not us. And there was absolutely nothing on the walls except a few cube shelves in one corner.
This picture is from our previous apartment, just to show you what our bedding looked like. The brown would have worked, but the background is more cream than white so the bedding looked dingy and blended in with the yellow walls. But I do love that print(I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it.)
The shams on the bed are my shortened king-size pillows. The blue pillows were downstairs on our couch but I think they like it here better. The king-sized blanket is folded in between two flat sheets at the moment until I can make a new duvet cover out of them. Wow, and I just realized that everything in this photo is from Target, minus the little things on the nightstands. The nightstands, lamp bases and shades, sheets, gray duvet set, and the blue pillows are all from Target.
I have a serious problem with that place, people.
And I also have a problem with ironing. Moving on...
Down came the sliding closet doors and up went the IKEA curtains. Before we redid this room, our bed was under the big window there, wedged in between the wall and the bathroom door. The room feels much bigger now that the bed is against the long wall instead of the short wall.
Our nightstands were becoming a haven for a ridiculous amount of books so I stuck two old baskets in each nightstand to hold them all.
This is the side of the room that needs more work. The shutters are a future diy project that will hang on the wall. Isn't my dresser pretty?
You've already seen the framed jewelry hanging on the wall. On the other side of the bed, I framed scrapbook paper in frames from the Dollar Tree. I love how the gray print echoes the design on the dresser.
I want to point out my floor mirror. I've been wanting one but they are super expensive! I picked that up at the thrift store for $10. It ain't fancy and it needs something. Paint or stain? I was thinking paint but looking at it right now, I'm thinking about a nice dark walnut stain.
Ignore the broken IKEA chair. Which by the way, is now fixed thanks to hubby!
The next thing on our list for this room is getting the curtains up. I do have curtains, but I forgot some of the hardware when I went to IKEA so they are not up yet. Sad day.
I love our new room! It is relaxing, romantic, and completely us.