Slowly but surely we've been making our way through updating the house. It's been a year now since we moved into our little '70s tri-level and quarantine has finally given us the opportunity to get. shit. done. One of the projects we wanted to do was paint our bedroom before our new CB2 bed came in. Well that turned into retrimming the bedroom since the original trim from the 1970s when this house was built was not going to hold up. We called in the reserves (a.k.a. my brother) and refreshed our sad and not-very-grown-up bedroom.
The before. This sad beige paint was everywhere and we really didn't realize how much light it soaked up until we started painting other rooms white. Some things that haven't changed (yet) in our bedroom update are the doors, the carpet and the ceiling fan. Now that we updated the trim, we especially want to get new doors to match.
The after. We are (almost) real adults now. While we still need a dresser, we actually have a bed now. When we lived in the apartment our mattress was on some box springs and a metal bedframe. We took that over to the house, but removed the bedframe and left the mattress on the box springs so Izzy couldn't crawl under our bed as she's fond of doing. But then I saw this bed from CB2 and was ~influenced~ to purchase it for our bedroom. I mean, attached nightstands? How could we not get it?
For paint, I pulled from the same palette I've been using for the whole house. I may or may not have picked the palette for the colors but also for the color names. Our downstairs living room has the color Coney Island under the ledge and the shade painted in the guest room above the ledge is called Brooklyn. I'm still trying to figure out where to put the blackish-green shade called Midnight in NY, but trust me, I'll find a place for it. In our bedroom, though, we used the lightest shade from the palette called October Sky. I wanted to do a color in the bedroom instead of white because I wanted the bedroom to feel cozy and relaxing instead of stark and bright. I think it really worked out well with the warm-toned wood of the bed.
For trim, I selected a simple unfinished pine trim with a little bit of a curve to it. I knew I wanted it as close to natural looking as possible but with a little brightness, so we (and by we I mean me, myself and I) selected an antique white stain and did a light coat over the trim. I really loved the finished look. We're planning on retrimming the entire house with this same look and finish so that we can get rid of the three different trims in the house. Yes, three. different. trims. It's kind of horrible. We are down to two different trims now as we retrimmed the kitchen as well where there was an ugly wide oak trim that could be found nowhere else in the house.
I really love the look of the bedroom so far and am excited to keep making progress. Just a few more updates and we're finished with this room of the house. All of the rooms are basically at an in-progress stage, but this is one of the more finished ones which is why I wanted to share it with you today!
What do you think of our bedroom update? Do you want to see more rooms we've worked on in the house? Let me know in the comments!