Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Master Bedroom Paint Reveal

I can safely say that I am no longer embarrassed to share photos of my Master Bedroom. Not only am I not embarrassed, I'm really happy with the way it looks. The new taupe paint really hit the nail on the head. Just what I was hoping for, even though it took me several days of hard work to find it.

It's not too dark, not too light,
just right, as Goldilocks would say!

Now the gold paint doesn't overwhelm the room with color,
but the taupe lets the rest of the color and pattern balance out.
Nothing is overpowering now...

I even like the goldy-brassy accents. 
They highlight the room without clashing.

I changed up my llittle gallery areas, using some "new" old prints.

The pics aren't very good,
I should have been using my tripod.
It's still hard to take good photos in here.

Now my attempt to shake up the space with a sunburst mirror
does what I wanted it to do...look a little modern and stylish.

This area really is my favorite now with the old stacked suitcases
and the little French painted table with hat boxes.

I bought this table about 4 years ago from a good friend
that I shared a space with.

The painted scene has chipped and faded
but if you look closely it still has lots of frenchy charm.

I'll get better photos of this someday
 when I can move it to another place with better lighting.

There's a little balcony off the french door here.

I made the tapestry pillow last Fall and still have a lot of the fabric left. I need one more for my Dining Room church pew. I bought the vanity wicker bench from Pier 1 years ago and painted it out in Expresso. A faux mink throw is the seat cushion.

So just in case you didn't see the before photos here are a couple.

Ohmygosh, get your sunglasses on!

I'm thinking about some kind of valance for the blinds, but I want to make sure it's not so dated as what I had before, something more organic, like a heavy off white linen, maybe in a faux Roman Shade. I'm looking...
I think the best thing to come out of this, besides it's so much lighter and brighter is that I really do love my wood furniture now. Before it was all too dark and dreary in there. Now the furniture has some contrast to the walls not being overpowered by them.

(Paint is Stone Hearth at 125% by Benjamin Moore)
Actually the paint is just a bit darker than it reads in these photos.
I had to lighten them up in my photo editor.

I'll be linking up with these fun parties this week: 

Picture Perfect Room Reveal at Funky Junk
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Primp Your Stuff at Primp
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Thriftin' on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Simple and Sweet at Rooted in Thyme

Soooo glad this painting is done! 

Also remember the Monday Marketplace runs all week
so it's not too late to link up and feature 
your Etsy and Online Boutique items.
Hope you'll come by to shop too!

Just scroll down to the last post



  1. Stunning, Debra ~ Perfectly fit for a King & Queen....

  2. I'm glad you found a paint color that is "just right." I must confess I loved the before paint color too so you shouldn't have been so embarrassed.

    The stacked, vintage suitcases look great. I've seen it done before but never as such a height. I really like the look!

    Thanks for sharing the "new reveal". It looks great!

  3. your new room
    looks lovely and sophisticated

    i adore all the small frames
    grouped by the dresser

    and your wall color
    works so well
    with your pretty bedding

    and those suitcases?

    love 'em

    thanks for sharing!


  4. It's gorgeous!!! Isn't it amazing what a little color change can do for the whole room? I love the color. I bet you're just giddy to finally have it done. And it's also amazing how everything you have looks NEW again.
    Great job.

  5. Hi Debra,
    I think your bedroom looks beautiful! I love the new color.


  6. Just beautiful Debra!... I really love your sunburst mirror in there... Happy Spring to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Debra,
    It looks so stunning!!! I love that little table and those hat boxes are very nice. Thanks so much for sharing with us at NTT.


  8. It looks great! Worth the hard work to find the right color and the hard work of painting! I too love your sweet hatboxes!
    XO Cindy

  9. This is just beautiful, Debra! The taupe colored paint really makes a nice difference. I love your furniture and your new table is gorgeous!

    Happy Spring! :)


  10. Your bedroom is beautiful Debra! I love the new paint color.

  11. A lovely room. So refreshing to see wood and color. I am so tired of seeing everything slathered in white chalk paint and white fabric.

  12. It looks lovely. Especially love the vintage hat boxes and suitcases!

  13. That color compliments your wood tones very well, Debra. I love that table, in all it's faded glory.

  14. Everything looks so fresh and bright. I love the bed.

  15. I love it! Great choice on the paint! ALL is well in your Master BR now! Love the idea of having a balcony to sit on and read, having a cup of coffee! Sounds perfect! Enjoy your evening in your new home:) HUGS!

  16. Oh la la. So many romantic touches. You must smile every morning:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  17. Hi Debra,
    The color is perfect for your bedroom. Wow, I could jump right in that big ole bed and snooze forever.


  18. Hi Debra,
    The color is perfect for your bedroom. Wow, I could jump right in that big ole bed and snooze forever.


  19. Goldilocks, taupe is your color.

  20. Hi Debra,
    WOW simply gorgeous. I love your new wall color. So soft and pretty with your furniture. Stunning!!

    Happy Spring,
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  21. Such a lovely space...the room color is the suitcases they are areal added plus for the cabinet it is so beautiful....great job..

  22. Your new paint color is lovely. It's neutral enough to go with any changes you make to the room now. Your furniture reminds me of my inlaws bedroom suite. They have a large dark sleigh bed and armoire similar to yours. I think they would like your room too.

  23. Love the new color, Debra! I love the way your white trim looks with it, too! Great table; I'd love to see and hear more about it some time.

  24. your room is beautiful! you have gathered some gorgeous furniture pieces and the new color is a great bkgd for them:)

  25. As my walls would tell you... I'm all about shades of taupe, so of course I love the new color! Coveting thy suitcases too.


  26. It looks gorgeous Debra, from the furniture pieces to the accents. I love the wall color too. Very isnpiring for me as we're going to revamp one of this days our bedroom too. Thanks for sharing your great room! Hugs,

  27. What a difference a new paint color makes! I love that pretty little painted table!

  28. It looks just beautiful Debra! You are so right that your furniture really pops against the new color and it is all lovely! :-)

  29. Perfect color choice Debra, your room looks beautiful! LOVE that french table!!

  30. Lovely, beautiful, charming Just like you. I love the wall color.

    Hugs to you

  31. It turned out beautifully, Debra! I really understand the feeling of wanting to lighten up!

  32. It looks gorgeous Debra. I love that taupe. I chose a similar color for my guest room and I love it! Your wall with the suitcases and that fabulous old chippy French table are too awesome.

  33. Beautiful, Debra! I love the paint color and the suitcases are fabulous. Thanks for linking to my party. xo, Sherry

  34. Wall color is great. Your bedroom furniture is wonderful and your accessories are to die for!

  35. Debra,your master suite is just lovely. A lovely serene place to spend a few hours reading I think.
    x jeanetteann

  36. That color made such a difference Debra, it is beautiful! The wall with the suitcases is stop in your tracks fabulous! t.xoxoox

  37. Oh Debra I love what you have done to your bedroom, but my most favourite is the wardrobe area flanked by the vintage suitcase and hat boxes beautiful!

  38. Oh My! How very beautiful! I love your master br. Wish that mine was as big as yours is! Charming is the word I am looking for here. Love how you decorated with the suitcases and hat boxes. Love it all. Thanks for sharing this. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  39. Deborah it turned out beautifully! Love your Pottery Barn duvet and shams. I have been looking at those to freshen up our master. I may have to bite the bullet and find them on Ebay.

  40. Wow, what a beautiful room! You're so right, the color is perfect. I love your collection of gallery prints and those suitcases are so much fun.

  41. Great color choice. Goldilocks would be proud! Love your bedding btw, and those suitcases are awsome.

  42. That turned out gorgeous Debra! I love your mirror above your bed. Beautiful room!

  43. Let me start by saying that Trumeau mirror and French table are gorgeous...with a capital WOW!' all beautiful. Well done my friend.
    Third...where's the cat hair?
    And finally...(you knew there had to be a caboose to my train of thought, right?)...I'm thinking that white paint brush of yours is feeling a tad jealous right about now!
    Love it all darlin'...and you!

  44. Dearest Debra, your "new" bedroom is looking like something in a fantastic moovie-how beautiful- the new colour is doing so much positive difference.
    Thankyou dear for your sweet comment to me.
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

  45. You have such beautiful pieces! The room is wonderful!

  46. The room is so soft now Debra, I love it!

  47. Hi Debra,
    I'm loving all this new paint you're using, it really does freshen things up! Looks great! I might have to grab a few cans and a brush! Thanks for always inspiring!

  48. I love all the French details in your room. The paint is fresh and yes, the perfect color!

  49. Calling by from the new meme Share Your Cup Thursday, you have a great collection of vintage suitcases and hat boxes.

  50. Hi Debra, I love the new taupe! It really gives the room a soft new look. Oh, my favorite are the stacked suitcases and hat boxes. Instant love on my part! The little table is so precious also. Love the time worn finish. Thank you so much for supporting me and linking up. Starting out a bit slow. Not giving up, mama didn't raise no quitters. lol! Hope you will join next week!

  51. Debra, your bedroom looks beautiful! Can you "describe" your color a little more to me? I am having the hardest time choosing a color for the main level in my home. Would you say your paint leans more toward the gray or the brown end of taupe? I want something a little "cooler" in tone than my current tan paint, but I'm not a real gray person!

  52. I have had paint samples on my stair wall for over a year trying to find that perfect light taupe for the foyer, upstairs hall area and great room. Looking for a similar shade, maybe a little lighter. Also, I want a taupe for my master bedroom b/c we have the dark furniture, too. I have a very similar ceiling in my master and have been debating whether or not to carry the taupe up to the top and bottom of the tray ceiling. Your fresh new color looks great! I'm sure it was no small task to change it up! ;o)

  53. This bedroom is so lovely. Very tasteful and pretty.
    I am enjoying you via the linky party at Mrs. Olsen's

  54. Absolutely 'Just Right" your room looks like it's from a magazine! You must be so proud! Enjoy it!!!

  55. Lovin all of the little french details as well as the new color! You gotta just love when a plan finally comes together!! Visiting from Rusty and Redone!

  56. Lovely color and the suitcase stack is great! Thanks for joining in the KISS party. Don't forget to link back:)

  57. Debra,
    I agree that the accessories make an elegant statement against your taupe paint choice! This room is stunning! I adore the stacked suitcases and hat boxes...lovely!

  58. What a beautiful room! Your furniture is amazing...



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