But the bright comforter just wasn't enough for me. Our room was in desperate need of paint. By looking at my blog, you can tell I am quite fond of green, so I matched the wall to our comforter. Much better :)
Since we didn't have a lot of time (or energy) before Baby Kailyn arrived, most of our painting projects were focal walls instead of doing all the walls in a room. I love how just one green wall gives our room the pop that it needed!
It's come a long way since our first night in the house. It sure was great to have a Sleep Number bed while moving. It breaks up into small pieces instead of a huge mattress and box spring, so we were able to bring our king-size bed with us instead of putting it in the moving truck.
Of course, once our bedroom looked bright and cheery, I couldn't have a plain white bathroom. I'm also a big fan of aqua, so that's what we did for our master bath. Although, I must say, even after painting samples on the walls, I'm not entirely happy with the color...it has more green in it than I wanted. But at least it's better than white...and I can always change it down the road.
Here's the BORING before shot.
Tada! It livens everything up!
I love this pastel painting...my aunt made it for us.
I also wanted to update the bathroom fixtures like the towel bar and ring, light fixture, etc. The previous owner loved shiny gold. At least these have mostly silver, but I don't like shiny. So I just spray painted them! Some went into Kailyn's bathroom and some in ours.
I used the Rustoleum 2X coverage paint in metallic aluminum and really liked it. I can definitely tell a difference in the number of coats it needed. There are several metallic finishes to choose from. Now, this isn't a perfect fix...the paint can still scratch off if you're not careful. But for towels and a light fixture that you'll never touch, it works well and saved us lots of money!
I hate this light fixture, but at least it's not shiny silver/gold anymore!
That's it for my master bedroom and bathroom update. I'll still be sharing Baby Kailyn's nursery and bathroom with you just as soon as I can put the finishing touches on it. I have limited time now that she's here :)