There’s a ghost in our bedroom!

Well, sort of. We finally got around to painting our master bedroom this weekend and the winning color was: Gray Ghost by Olympic! It’s actually the same color that we painted in the family room and kitchen and is a nice neutral greige (gray with beige undertones). Our bedroom had been woefully neglected as we spent all our time and money renovating the common rooms and exterior, but now that the kitchen renovation is almost complete and we are broke we’ve decided to tackle some smaller projects for a while to let our bank account recuperate.

Last we left off the Master bedroom looked like this:

Master bedroom progress

We had moved in our furniture and hung up curtains and blinds. The room has basically looked like this for 3 months while we focused on other projects.  Our goal is ultimately for the room to look more like this. This past weekend I decided to paint all the dark trim white, the walls grey, and finally hang up some art. The best part of this project was that is was completely free! The paint was left over from projects downstairs, while the frames and artwork were still sitting in boxes that hadn’t been unpacked from our last house.

painting walls ghost grey

The trim was the tedious part of this endeavor. As usual it took two coats of primer then two coats of paint to get that nice fresh bright white look I love. The walls luckily covered in one coat! Even over the harlequin pattern. Yay for paint and primer in one! And here it is all done:

Grey and teal masterbedroom

I’m actually pretty impressed how good it looks for free! I hadn’t really noticed how busy the harlequin pattern made the room feel until we got rid of it.  The room feels so much calmer now. And so much more like us!

burlap art in bedroom

Over the bed we hung the stenciled burlap art that we made and used to hang in our old living room. This artwork will by no means be staying here. Stage 2 of the master bedroom makeover includes making a new headboard that will bump these frames out of the way. But until then they help frame out the bed nicely.

black frame gallery wall

The large mirror hung over the dresser in our previous home, but now that we have so much more space I enjoy having it as a full length mirror instead.  We hung a gallery wall over my dresser. These pictures all hung in our old bedroom, but now they’ve been put together to form one cohesive art installation. Here’s a close-up:

Photography in master bedroom

Poor Boo didn’t make it into any of these pictures 🙁  We never used to spend anytime in our bedroom other than actually sleeping in it, but last night I found myself laying in bed and actually enjoying the view for once. I’m so glad we finally got around to hanging these pictures.

master bathroom paint

The vanity area also got new paint. The biggest difference in this area is how much brighter it is now that all the dark trim is gone. This area has 4 doorways, which made it a total pain to paint. Shockingly the white trim actually makes the old crappy vanity look better. But don’t worry we won’t have to look at it much longer. I already have plans in the work to paint the vanity and replace the counterops. Here’s a quick before and after of the vanity area:

bathroom before and after

As for the Master Bedroom it’s pretty amazing how far we’ve come already without even spending a cent!

How to makeover a room for free Phase 2 of the bedroom makeover includes building a new wood headboard similar to this one and installing a decorative ceiling like this.

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4 thoughts on “There’s a ghost in our bedroom!”

  1. What a great transformation for just a little bit of money!! Looks so fresh and relaxing. I need to go check out that paint color. I’ve been looking for another good neutral. 🙂

    1. Thanks Liz! We actually started with BM’s Revere Pewter (a very popular griege), but after comparing it to some Valspar and Olympic options we decided on the Gray Ghost instead which saved up a pretty penny over Benjamin Moore since we bought a 5 gallon buckets of it.

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