It has begun!
“The Great Master Dream-room Makeover 2010”
The results of our poll were clear. The first project you thought we should tackle during year two in the Dream was our bedroom. So, that’s what we’re currently tackling. We have the sore backs, tired eyes and paint in hair to prove it.
To be completely honest – the true after pic is going to take a while. After all, we do have real jobs and other commitments that limit our makeover-ing to weekends. For example, we’ll have to live with the popcorn ceiling and boring carpet for a bit. However – do we have to live with boring white walls? Oh, H-E-double-hockey-sticks, NO.
For the overall room color palette, we decided to go with a soothing blue-gray. The primary color – that Mr. Dreamer is so skillfully applying in the photo above has a quite blog-appropriate name, “Online.” We love it! But… we faced a bit of a dilemma when it came to the accent color…
We’re a bit impulsive. So, we bought our paint without first getting samples and testing it. No biggie with the “Online” color – we love it! However, we thought more gray would show through than blue. Wrong! Again, no biggie – except that we bought a blue paint for the accent walls (bottom color in above picture). Helloooo, smurf room! That would be way too much blue. So, we stalled the whole project – to actually go and purchase samples (imagine that?!) – and wound up with a lovely charcoal gray (above color in pic above), called Software. Ha! Paint names are ridiculous. (Our paint, as always, is from Sherwin Williams.)
You’ll have to wait to see “Software” in all it’s glory – a few more touches need to be made to the room before we can disclose those pics.
As you can see from the “before” pic, we are the king and queen of bedroom hodge-podge furniture. Nothing matches. Everything was brought into our marriage from our single lives – which was also hodge-podge. Mrs. Dreamer, does not mind the mismatched look. In fact, she wouldn’t mind having all sorts of mismatched – yet coordinated – pieces. Mr. Dreamer, however, was passionately against that idea. So – there were some “discussions” about that in the Dream. As most happily-married couples. we have fine-tuned the concept of compromise – and that’s what we went with for the furniture. More photos to come – but here’s a sampling of what we did on Saturday night:
Ah… yes… self-assemble furniture. Not the fancy-shmancy furniture fare the hubs wanted and not the needs-to-be-refinished kind the wife wanted. Compromise. Over a bottle of wine and an all-nighter on a Saturday. Good times. The bullies would tell you all about it if they could talk…
More from “The Great Master Dream-room Makeover 2010” to come… until then, Sweet Dreams!