This past weekend I decided I had enough of the paint colour in our master bedroom. When we moved to this house (almost 2 years ago now) the entire house was beige and it was one of the first things we changed, among many other things (more about that to come in future blog posts). When it came to deciding on the colour for our master we went with navy blue and all white accents such as picture frames, bedspread, pillows, lampshades, and our nightstands.
In theory I think this design scheme could have worked in a smaller room with more windows, brighter lighting, and in a space where we could have easily added some wainscoting to the wall. Yes, I could have added brighter lighting and wainscoting to my master but instead it was time for a change.
So on Saturday morning, after spending some time on Pinterest (check out all my pins at https://www.pinterest.com/fionakg/) and chatting back and forth with a good friend about painting, I looked at my husband and said I’m going upstairs to paint our room. I’m pretty sure he rolled his eyes but he is getting used to my antics after 4 years of marriage.
Getting started was as easy as opening the paint can, dipping the brush into the paint, and applying it to the wall. WAIT! I know what you’re thinking. What about all that annoying prep work like taping, covering the carpet, and cleaning the walls? Nope. Didn’t do it. Okay well I wiped the walls, baseboards, and door frames before but that’s it and it only took me about 5-10 minutes. I never tape and I only throw down an old towel or sheet on the carpet. By not taping, I saved myself tons of time and I was able to finish the entire job in a matter of a few hours; this included three coats of paint to cover the navy blue. Check out my quick and easy tutorial for how to paint without taping…
And now my master bedroom is a beautiful light and airy space that I feel relaxed in.
So if you’re thinking of selling and you want to appeal to the masses or simply brighten up your home or if you find a home you love but can’t stand the paint colour, don’t fret. Paint is one of the easiest, quickest, and most affordable updates you can make in your home. Paint helps to freshen up a space and breathe new life into it. As a REALTOR® I will help my clients see past ugly paint colours and envision a house as their home.
1 Gallon of Dulux paint (Colour: Touch of Grey)
Fiona White – REALTOR® with Sutton Group – West Coast Realty