Well, it’s finally pretty darn done. I can barely believe it.
Let’s do the before and after tour, shall we?
That’s about the gist of it!
A few random notes here: after doing our master bathroom makeover, and slapping that dark, dark, dark grey on the walls in such a small space, I arrived at two decisions. The first is that I love dark walls with white trim–I adore the contrastiness of it (I like to make up words). The second is that since the master bedroom is also a small and innately dark room, we should just own it and go dark on the walls there, too. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Of course, we tempered the darkness a bit by making the plank wall, as well as a lot of the linens, white. That always helps. So do pops of cheerful color. I think part of the reason I drug my feet on this room for so long was that the voices in my head were at odds with each other over painting the walls some light, gentle color (as logic would dictate you do in a small, dark room).
We were also on the fence about whether we wanted to swap out the existing blue glass pendants for something else. And when I say ‘we’, well, you probably know what I mean. Functionally, the pendants are completely awesome–it is brilliant to not have a lamp to knock over on the nightstand (I may or may not flail my arms when I am asleep). I personally love them, but I’m not 100% sure that they are 100% what I am looking for in those spots. But do I ever need to be 100% sure about any design choice? Nope. I’d say pulling the decision trigger at a respectable 85% is fine. So the pendants stay; I like the color, I like the transparency (they do, after all, hang in front of those windows), and I like the price tag (ie: already bought). Works for me!
It is abundantly satisfying to be sleeping in a ‘finished’ room. The bare drywall edged windows, primed walls, and mish-mashed furniture were great and all, but….change is good.