Monday, January 24, 2011

The Master Diaries: Chapter 3

This chapter is called Paint & Skirted Tables.

My husband and I painted our master bedroom on Saturday and I have to say - it was so much easier than I expected! I was dreading it, but it took us just a couple hours. Usually it's just me painting but Matt helped me this time - I think he spoiled me.. it was so easy.

The "during" shots of my husband taking down the previous window hardware.

Looking at these pictures, I really cannot believe we waited this long to paint (well I can - it took me forever to come up with a plan). During the holidays, my husband and I would joke that we had "faux snow" along our ceilings - how festive. (if you're wondering what all that stuff is, it's dust from popcorn ceiling removal and sprayed paint from when they painted the ceilings).

Do you see Charlotte? She supervised napped while we worked.

After the room was painted, I was so inspired that I immediately went to my sewing machine and started to crank out our skirted tables. I was able to finish both this weekend after working long and hard at the machine and ironing board.

And here is the current state of the bedroom:

I LOVE the paint! What a difference it makes to have the room painted. It's hard to capture the true color, but it's more like the first picture. Gray with navy undertones. The paint color is "Gunmetal" by Benjamin Moore but if I could name it I would call it "Night Sky" because it reminds me so much of the color you see when you look up into the night sky. Perfect for a restful bedroom.

If you remember in Chapter 2, I shared with you the new color scheme:

I brought the spa green in with the skirted nightstand fabric. It's Thom Filicia for Kravet. It's to the trade, but Calico Corners also sells it.

It was really hard to finally decide on a fabric! I looked at a lot of options, but decided on this one because the colors were calming but the pattern was graphic and fun. I love that it's an animal print but subtle enough that it doesn't make our bedroom look like a cathouse.

I'm going to dedicate another post on how I made the skirted tables. It was tedious but easy (and yes I sewed them, no fabric glue involved!)

The paint and skirted tables are a big step in the right direction, but the room is far from finished. Here is what's to come:

I've named our bed "Big Red" and I wish we could replace it. I do like sleigh beds, I just wish our stain wasn't so red. Sometimes in design there are some pieces you have to work around, and this is one of them. However, once the upholstered settee is in place, it "hides" the bed really well and Big Red won't be so jarring in the room.

The lamps I purchased at Home Goods and the shape is a dead ringer for this pricey lamp from Circa. I originally purchased them for this room, but I now have something else in mind so I'll be painting them and moving them to the guest room (which is currently lamp-less).


  1. yikes- those tables have GOT to go!

  2. Love the fabric and paint color combo!
    What sewing machine do you use? I'm currently in the market for a sewing machine, but don't know which one to choose. Thanks!

  3. lol.. why don't you like them?

    1. I love them! Stumbled across your blog via Honey & Fitz. Do you have a tutorial on how you made those tables?

  4. Looks great Bryn! Love the color. Loving your covered side tables too! I will be taking notes while reading the tutorial for sure!

  5. Love the color. How I wish I wouldn't live in a rented appartment but my very own home! I'm with the other on the night stands. Not a big fan of them. They look like as if they are provisional. As if you threw a blanket over a table :) Even though the fabirc is beautiful.

  6. the color of the room...I just know it is going to be great and I can't wait to see the finished product! By the way I like the bed and I agree it will add warmth in the room.


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