Well friends, one room of my bedroom is now painted!
Can I get a collective, “Yay!”? As you can see, I opted for yet another gray. I seriously can’t help myself. I’m loving gray. This particular one (which looks like a pale blue in some light) is Rock Candy from Sherwin Williams.
Originally, I intended to paint this room almost white like some of the inspiration pictures I shared with you way back when. When I picked this color, I thought it was going to be a bit closer to white. However, it’s not, but I still absolutely love it.
As I mentioned above, it’s a bluish gray. In most of these pictures it looks blue, but at different times throughout the day, the color seems to change, and that makes me happy, too.
In addition to sharing the new wall color, I thought I’d let you in on my plans for this space. As I told you, this room is going to act as a dressing room / closet. On the large wall to the right of the window (which is the same wall as the picture below to the left of the door), I’m going to hang a closet system. I actually already ordered the white / white Alfa system from The Container Store. There will be a couple drawers and a place for hanging clothes.
The wall with the dresser will stay as is, but get some fabulous art. I may try to squeeze a chair on that wall, too.
I need your help, though. This dresser came with the B&B when I purchased it. It’s an amazingly well-built piece, but the finish needs a little love. I’m not sure whether I should keep it or opt for something new.
I had a dresser like this one from West Elm in mind. Something a bit more mid-century modern. But I was also thinking about painting the frame of this old dresser white while keeping the drawers wood. Do you think that is overdone? I don’t know. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
The weird little closet (where my clothes are currently hung) between the actual bedroom and changing room is going to be turned into shoe storage. I’m going to fill the small space with shelves so I can neatly tuck in all my shoes. There should also be room for a few baskets for belts and things like that.
The little blue stand in the picture is one of my favorite antique finds and will be used as a night stand in another guest room. The small wall behind it will get a full-length mirror.
Then the wall to the left of the door to the hallway is going to get some wall hooks. This is where I can hang clothes that aren’t quite ready to be washed or hang clothes when planning outfits.
I have a really cool light fixture (which I’m hoping to share tomorrow) that I bought over a year ago for this space. Below that, I want to find a tufted storage ottoman. Something like this or this. Ideally, I’d like it to have some storage. I’m on the hunt, so if you have sources, please share below.
And that’s the plan, man. Obviously I need to find curtains (I have some samples on the way) and a fabulous rug (I’m thinking about this one.).
I think I mentioned this before, but the color scheme for this room is somewhat inspired by jewel tones. I actually found this print the other day from a fab Etsy shop (which is currently on vacation.)
Gemstones via Katie Vernon on Etsy
The purples, blues, emeralds, and maybe a pop of the magenta are the colors that I’m going for in this space. Pretty, right?
After having limited closet space for the past several years, I’m desperate for this room to be completed. Once I finish up a few of these details (hopefully by next week), I’m going to start installing the molding in the actual bedroom. Then I’ll be ready to paint that area.
So what do you think of the plan and color scheme?