I’ve decided that it’s about time I dedicated some of my decorating/reorganizing energies to our master bedroom. I am in love with our Nautica paisley bedding (a Christmas gift from my parents), and I even like the paint colors in the room, but the artwork, flooring and disorganized closets are just not working for me. Let’s start with the artwork, shall we? Nothing in our room says “Kevin and Jess”. It doesn’t capture our personalities, or even our design style. Most of what I have hanging on the walls were gifted to us for our wedding, and while they are lovely, almost seven years have gone by and I’m ready for something new.
Artwork above bed: BEFORE
The first thing you may notice is that I’m extremely impulsive. I didn’t really think this project through, and so I took many, many steps to get to the finished product. But I’m a trial and error kind of girl, and I’ve accepted that. My first thought was to decoupage a really cool french script paper to the letters. They looked awesome and I was thrilled. Until….
So, I decided to rip the paper off, and try spray-painting the letters in a metallic finish. Turns out that ripping off paper that has been decoupaged is no easy task, so I decided to stop that, and sand the paper (really? Sand paper? Yes, I told you I’m impulsive and not always sure of what I’m doing.)
The metallic finish was equally awesome, but again I didn’t like the finish of it against the wall, in the dark brown frames, or next to the brassy ampersand. So, what did I do? I painted the darn things the same color as the headboard.
Artwork above Bed: AFTER
Just to keep it real, here’s an up-close picture of my bedside table.
We won’t be doing an elaborate stencil, though. We’re thinking big, broad horizontal stripes in muted colors. I can’t wait and I’ll keep you posted on the progress. I also have a few other ideas for art for the other walls that includes some of my favorite photos of the hubs and me. Time to get crackin’!
So, we’re one step closer to making the master our own.