Saturday, January 24, 2015

"THE PERFECT GREIGE"...the mixing of neutral & texture

"THE PERFECT GREIGE"...in our master bedroom...

Let me start by saying we have a VERY small master in our home.  It's been fine for us,  but after almost 20 years and having decorated it a couple of different ways, this redo is proof that its not how much space you have but what you do with that space...
I LOVE the way this turned out!!
We started last spring with painting our bedroom furniture from a dark orangey wood to an antiqued white, we changed the hardware using my old kitchen glass knobs, purchased new bedding & window treatments,  added some new wall decor and finally decided on a new wall color:  
Sherwin Williams Perfect Greige...

Below are some before and after photos...
take a peek and let me know what you think..

I'll start with the "afters" ....
this first photo is my favorite area of the room and shows the use of lots of texture...

sorry for the bad lighting situation
(I tried everything to get it brighter)
but hoping you get the idea....


Again, texture is so important when decorating with neutrals, the curtain panels, basket and fabric add that...
I'm going to be making new pillows for the bed using the
fabric that I chose to cover the footstool...


"LOVE" canvas purchased at TJ MAXX and framed with a  lovely frame I found at  the Country Living  Fair last year...


I added black and white family photos to a
 weathered black frame...



I was finishing up with the walls here...
The photo below is  the only wall decor that was in the room before...
I painted the frame to fit in better with the new decor...
Here are some before photos....
I think you'll see why I'm so happy now...:)


Let the dark orange wood transformation begin!!




Out with the orange & in with the antique white...
WOOHOO!!!





Old tag sale foot stool before & after...






Sweet dreams....

25 comments:

  1. Are you stripping the wood and then repainting, Mariaelena? I have several items that I could use a paint update! đŸ˜„. The bedroom looks great.

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    1. Hi Diane...no, in this case we primed and then painted...sometimes I use a chalk paint and no prep is needed...just paint it right on...:)

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  2. Awesome job Mariaelena...love the way your furniture looks painted and love the toile fabric on the footstool!! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks Martina...I've had that fabric for a few years and it's perfect on the footstool...:)...Mariaelena

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  3. I LOVE what you did here and now I want to redo the furniture in my bedroom at our lake house. Gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks Kim...I can't even tell you how much I like it now!!...thx for stopping by too...happy weekend, Mariaelena

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  4. Your bedroom looks beautiful and so cozy. Love the furniture transformation.

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    1. Thanks so much Amy...I so value your opinion!!...Happy Sunday, Mariaelena

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  5. very pretty and so much prettier with all the furniture painted. Well done
    Fiona x

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  6. Thanks so much Fiona...thank God for paint!!...thx for commenting...Mariaelena

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    1. Thank you Lynda...I appreciate you coming by to see...
      Mariaelena

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  8. Mariaelena,
    Thanks for finding my blog now I have found you. I am following your through email. What beautiful transformations. Very pretty and well done. Beautiful.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris...I'm glad you came by to see and leave a comment...much appreciated!!...Mariaelena

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  9. It looks really cute, Mariaelena! The bedspread is lovely, and I like the painted furniture.

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  10. Thank you Carol...can't make it any bigger but I'm really happy with how it turned out...:)..xo, Mariaelena

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  11. So pretty, Mariaelena! It still amazes me what some white paint can do. You've done a lot of work and it looks wonderful. I bet you just love it every time you walk in the room!

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    1. Thank you JoAnne...it was a lot of work...thankfully my husband helped a lot with the painting of the furniture...we were a team on this one...:)...I'm finally loving it...it'll never be bigger but it is definitely much prettier now!!...thanks for coming by...Mariaelena

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    1. Yay Christine!!...I'm really loving it too!...come on back again...new post up today!...Mariaelena

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  13. I LOVE how your furniture turned out! I think you've convinced me it's time to paint mine! Beautiful room!

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    1. Thank you Jen....I have painted just about all of our furniture and given it new life...I'm really happy with the way the bedroom turned out..If you have any questions, just shoot me a note...come back again...new post up today you may like...:)....Mariaelena

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  14. I have found so many great ideas on your blog that I could use in my own cottage. I would like to know where you found the print that sits on your armoire. I need a pair similar to go above my corner fireplace. They would look really nice there.
    Thanks,
    *Smiles*

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