Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Changes in the Master Bedroom...just a peek

 Hi there friends...
 I've been working on giving our master bedroom a new look. 
The biggest change is the new wall color...I went much lighter! I painted the room White Down by Ben. Moore. It's the same color I used a few months ago in our master bath.
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Along with painting the walls I bit the bullet and painted my husbands highboy! 
I know a lot of you might think I'm crazy for doing this but I was tired of all the dark wood in here. My husband thought I was crazy when I first mentioned it to him being we paid a lot for this set but as you can see I was able to persuade him lol!
My dresser and a smaller chest still have the dark stain...I like the contrast of dark wood with painted pieces in a room.
 I used my two favorite Annie Sloan colors...Chateau Grey And Versailles.
Remember the Before...
 I started by painting the piece in Versailles.
 Then I added a coat of Chateau Grey...I wanted a layered look when I sanded it. 
I finished it off with both the clear and dark waxes.
I love how paint makes all the detail work pop!


Remember the oil painting I had in my living room leaning against the chippy shutters...I thought it would be perfect in here now...still loving it unframed.
 The painting wasn't enough on the wall so I added a roe antler above it.

I'm so happy with the changes being made in here!

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40 comments:

Cozy Little House said...

The green of the piece of furniture picks up the green of the painting. Very pretty! And I still love that painting too.
Brenda

Gina said...

Martina, you did an amazing job on the painting of the high boy! Something I've dreamed of doing with our bedroom furniture, but have never gotten up the nerve. It looks fantastic!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

The Highboy looks great Martina and I love the colors you chose. I also love the unframed red painting!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just beautiful, Martina! You know your stuff! I have no idea how to mix colors and I have only used the clear AS wax and it didn't seem to do anything to a white table I painted. Did your highboy have a really plastic looking varnish on the drawers? That's how my husband's armoire is and I have always thought it would be a bear to paint. Did you use and electric sander or just sandpaper?

Well, I love the colors, you did a fantastic job. The painting looks perfect next to it!

Jane x

ANNE said...

I LOVE it! and it is perfect together with that painting. Fabulous paint colour!!

Angela Merk said...

WOW it looks so good painted.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, the new paint color is wonderful and I love the transformation.
Hugs,
Sherry

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice changes, Martina. Love the highboy painted.

NanaDiana said...

I think it looks very pretty. I wouldn't do it because my hubby would have a heart attack on the spot...hmmmm....nah---I don't want to have to take care of him. lol (just kidding for all you peeps that feel sorry for my hubby).....
Anyway- I think it is perfect...and a nice contrast to all the dark wood...and LOOK how the detail shows up now! It's great, Martina. xo Diana

Brandi said...

Love the new color and all the pretty details in the wood.

Two Vintage Sisters - Robin and Pam said...

This looks beautiful! I have a similar piece. I wish it looked this good!

Deserae said...

Beautiful....love the new color!!!! The oil painting looks so pretty hung next to it with the little roe antler to top it off :o)
~Des

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful color on the walls Martina and love the high boy painted. Gorgeous.
Kris

Susan Newbigging said...

Martina, you did an awesome job on the high boy. My husband would never consent to painting our cherry furniture. But in reality I would not either because I like the richness of the dark wood.
But I do love your highboy and the changes you have made. It is gorgeous!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love the color Martina and it's perfect paired with the painting and chair... So pretty!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the color, Martina! How are you liking the lighter wall color? I am thinking of going the other way with our bedroom wall color.

Christy Little Our Southern Home said...

Martina,
It is beautiful. You sound just like me. We have a very expensive solid mahogany bedroom suit. We bought it my first year teaching back in 1993. Like you, I am tired of all the dark furniture. Think I'll show him what you did. I haven't dared bring up the thought of painting it, but just may now! ~Christy

chateau chic said...

Love your new wall color, Martina!! And painting that highboy gives the room a whole new feel. Your did an amazing job on that piece...it's beautiful!! I wish you lived closer so I could hire you to paint a piece I've been wanting to change in my house.
Mary Alice

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I really love it, Martina! I was eyeing a highboy at Salvation Army the other day to use for storage in my master bathroom, but passed it up because I couldn't imagine it painted. You've inspired me and now I wish that I had bought it. Ratz! Looking forward to seeing more of the changes in your master.

Beth @ Mary Beth's Place said...

Bravo, Martina! What a lovely job you did on this dresser. And I really love the lighter color paint on the walls!

The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Martina,
Green is my favorite color, so when I saw your post, I headed right over. :) What a beautiful pice of furniture and I love the new color, well done!

Happy Decorating! ~Liz

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

The high boy looks fabulous painted!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Martina it looks gorgeous painted.
Love the color!
Hugs

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad your hubby caved as it looks wonderful..love the color...the entire room is beautiful...love the changes!

Beth Havey@Boomer Highway said...

Absolutely love it. I need courage to make similar decisions in my bedroom.

Kelly said...

I love it painted! That's a great color for your home.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

It looks so pretty, Martina - you did a great job painting it.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Good call painting that high boy! I love the new color and the picture next to it is the perfect compliment.
XO Barbara

Cynthia said...

Martina this has to be the prettiest highboy I've ever seen. You did such an outstanding job!!!

Cindy

Karen said...

Beautiful job painting the highboy Martina, dark wood and painted furniture are really beautiful together. Great picture and new wall color too.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love the green, it looks elegant and masculine as well. So what did hubby finally say?
Hugs,
FABBY

Debbiedoos said...

That is a gorgeous makeover Martina. WOW what a difference.

Becca said...

FanTABulous makeover, Martina! You know I'm a huge fan of Chateaux Grey ... perfect choice for your beautiful armoire! Wow!

must love junk said...

Martina, the transformation is stunning!! Love the color-you did a fantastic job!
Susan

Elaine Lewis said...

Oh I absolutely love this. I have a few pieces I would like to lighten up like this. Have to show my hubby.

DIYbyDesign said...

You did a really beautiful job. Love the new color. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST.

Sherry Calamia said...

I love the way this dresser looks now, looks like something out of Restoration Hardware! Beautiful job! Wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Sherry Calamia said...

I love the way this dresser looks now, looks like something out of Restoration Hardware! Beautiful job! Wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

maryjo materazo said...

i love the color. you did a fantastic job & looks beautiful in your bedroom. i have a couple of dark pieces from my parents that i'm debating about painting & you're inspiring me. tfs! MJ

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Martina, what a beautiful color! Gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-122-and.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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