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Monday, April 23, 2012

Get Yo' Paint On: The Bow-Chica-Bow-Wow Bedroom Makeover

I'm so excited to share my master bedroom makeover project with you! Due to the amount of work involved, I'm breaking this up into several posts, so hang in there! For the sake of my sanity, we will get to the big reveal soon (because I just can't live in chaos for very long). Today, we're gettin' our paint on!....on the walls, that is.

Before we talk paint, though, allow me to fill you in on "the vision." I still remember the moment vividly when I concluded, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our master bedroom simply NEEDED a board and batten wall treatment. It was like a broccoli-and-chocolate match made in strange dessert heaven. And I'll tell you why.....I had originally selected a dark paint color for my bedroom walls (I hadn't painted yet.....I was just dreaming of a dark and moody Christmas, if you know what I mean). In order to save the room from darkness-overload, board and batten seemed to be the obvious solution. If you're not sure what board and batten is, stick with me....I'll show you soon. Or you can Google it.

So....while I was busy getting excited about board and batten, I inadvertently forsook my original color choice. I'm not even going to show you what that color was....just pretend it was poop mixed with poop, with a side of poop. See? You don't really want to see it. It's gross. All that to say, I ended up going with a much lighter and brighter color, called......{drum roll}.....Notre Dame!!








This color sample from Valspar's virtual painter makes me chuckle just a bit....this looks NOTHING like the actual color. Notre Dame is a light, wispy grey-blue.



Here's a before shot of the master bedroom with our lovely builder-beige on the walls. 



I began my project by painting the upper half of my walls. I knew I wouldn't need a perfect line at the bottom of my blue paint, since my board and batten treatment would later cover up my sloppiness.

Here's the progress...



Whilst painting that day, I was also trading emails with the BEST moulding supply shop around, Moulding Direct. I buy all of my moulding from them. Chris from Moulding Direct helped me strategize the board and batten installation, and even hooked me up with custom batten moulding at a killer price!

Aybee was none too pleased with being kicked out of the bedroom for the day. She pouted outside the door literally the entire time I was painting.


Come on back soon to see how I faked my board and batten installation by using one of my favorite DIY elements, saving myself time, effort and money.

Cheers!!




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