It’s been a hot minute since I last posted. But I’m trying not to stress about it and I’m really trying to be more present with my kiddos this summer.
I feel like I’ve had so much to blog about, but here I am.
Our bedroom, although it looked beautiful in photos, needed some major help. The ceilings in our bedroom were terribly brown. And no, not a paint colour, like dirt and cigarette smoke from the years.
After thirteen months of staring at it, I had enough and we painted it white. GUYS, do not take for granted your white ceilings!
Second, with threw up this ULTRA EASY board and batten wall behind our headboard. It cost us 42 dollars for the bundle of 10 8’x3′ wood casings and we threw up one nail gun nail in the top and one in the bottom..so when we move someday we can EASILY take them down. Nail gun nails are SUPER skinny (read almost invisible )
I’m loving how the white wall simplifies the space but yet adds so much texture. It was so easy and so cheap, I highly recommend doing this in your home if you’re tight on money but need a feature wall.
Honestly, I didn’t realize how big of a difference painting the ceiling and back wall would make in this space. It’s so much brighter and open now. Before it felt so dingy and closed in.
We also switched out our grey bed for the cream “Ravel” and I’m loving it. It also has storage in the footboard, which is a MUST in small homes.
The side tables also have two deep drawers, so in total, we have twelve drawers in our room!
As you can see, we’ve left our room pretty minimal. I can’t handle clutter – it makes me want to burn it all. So I purchase key pieces and work with them. Once I’m tired of them, I sell them.
I love how the artwork, pillows and rug add a pop of colour into this pretty neutral space. It’s how I operate. I refuse to paint with colour, or buy statement pieces as I know I will get tired of them.
Instead I buy a few colourful pillows or pieces of art for each season and it’s such an easy way to change up a room!
Also, credits to my best gal Addy. The board and batten was her idea. She came up with the idea in her living room and I copied because I loved it so much.
It took Glen 30 minutes to nail up 9 boards, spaced 12″ apart. We only put two nails in as mentioned above. We filled the holes with wood filler, let dry, sanded down and then did one coat of white paint!
The project was so easy and so worth it!
I hope you guys enjoyed this walk through of our new master bedroom. If you have any questions about the pieces in this room, the process of painting the ceiling or the board and batten wall, feel free to drop a comment below and I’ll answer!