Master Bedroom Overhaul | Dreaded Before Pics
I really can't believe I'm even putting these pictures out here, but I feel like you can't get a good sense of the "overhaul" I'm planning without seeing these dreaded before pics! When we moved in, we hired a painter to come in and paint before we got in the house. I didn't want to mess with it once all of our stuff was in the house. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with our paint selections almost everywhere, but our master bedroom color was a total BUST! I was going for a dark, masculine look and my inspiration was the image above - a beautiful dark charcoal blue - it's so beautiful in the above photo right?! But, my master bedroom has lots of light, plus the color of our original old hardwoods is very light. Those two things I blame on making this dark, cozy color a total miss for us. I knew the color was off very quickly and pretty much didn't touch anything else in the room as a result. SO, fast forward two years and we're going in the completely opposite direction! I'm ready to get this makeover started!
Wow, bad right? Notice J.D.'s charming Rubbermaid plastic "dresser" crammed over in the corner next to the other dresser? Nice touch, huh?! The lamps, the bedside tables and everything just do not work! What you can't see is that there's no fixture on the ceiling. I hated the fixture that was there when we moved in, and promptly took it down but replaced it with nothing. 2 years later and we go to bed every night staring at a bare light bulb! The only thing that may stay is the headboard. I actually made the headboard in a furniture design class in college. I picked out the wood and made every square inch of it so I hate to see it go. It's actually sized for a king bed, and we're planning on upgrading to a king so I think that alone will make it look better.
Okay, dare I even ask you for your thoughts?! Anyone else out there have any total paint misses that you originally were pretty excited about? ha, let the overhaul begin!! (our new inspiration images are here!)