Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by HANDy Paint Products. All opinions are 100% my own.
It’s been a while since I invited you into our master bedroom. I know that this is completely rabbit trailing from our regularly scheduled programming but it was such exciting news that I had to share immediately.
For those of you new to this road show, we bought our house as a foreclosure and it came with some pretty interesting carpet choices. Our master bedroom was originally this lovely shade of teal….
Yay for color! 🙂
One of the first things we did was change the carpet to this neutral choice and we have never looked back. The room is fairly large and can house our bed and then our dressers and standing floor mirror.
There are double doors leading into the bedroom so it is very dramatic when Jeremy throws them open and waltzes in with 18 dozen roses. Just checking to see if you were still reading 🙂
So this is the normal view of the room….
And then attached to the master bedroom is this sitting room…totally our most used Mommy & Daddy only space. The kids take over every other area of the house but this? This is all ours.
At the beginning it was a collection of random furniture….
Which we tried with that couch in every configuration. Now it lives in the basement 🙂
We even mocked up plans for it and got really excited, but we just didn’t ever take that first step.
At one point we gave it a little one-day decor makeover where we hung stuff up and got a new couch and chairs.
But we have quickly learned that those chairs are really really pretty….and really really not great for binge watching Stranger Things. My tush must have less endurance than Jer’s because I moved to the couch and now watch Gen X lose on Survivor (Go Team David!) where the green and blue pillow are and I have to confess that it’s not the most comfortable thing ever to watch with a twisted neck.
It’s time folks. Time for new everything. Time for new furniture and new fireplace and new paint and new vibe in here. I’m over the too-small bedside tables and the yellow-tan trim and the black tile around the fireplace and the paint color that still has marks from the previous owners. Over. it. And it’s high time for some fresh paint and fresh new look. Whattya think? Good. I knew you would be in 🙂 So here is the plan for the rooms….
MASTER BEDROOM COLOR SCHEME PLANS
The sitting room and the master would have exactly the same colors of paint to tie them together and make them feel cohesive. And that is when I started hyperventilating. I just am so done painting the trim in this house and we aren’t even close to being done. I told Jeremy that I just wanted to hire my favorite painter Carlos again (he did our foyer and living room since they have HUGE ceilings) and have him come help – especially since the sitting room ceiling is vaulted and then the bedroom has a TON of trim. Jeremy agreed that there is no way I could do it by myself and he wasn’t good enough to do that amount of cutting in.
We called Carlos and even he was impressed with the fact that I considered doing it myself. Then he brought his team with him to do the trim, the ceilings and the prep.
The sitting room also had this striped design on it (it’s from a secret project we did for a brand – I’m gonna check to see if we can reveal those after photos!) and if you ever had striped walls, you know the prep involved with repainting.
We told them not to mess with this tv bump out since that would be getting a makeover.
But there were a lot of areas that needed addressing…..like this hole in the wall…where Jer banged it by accident and went through the drywall.
They had it fixed in under an hour. I MEAN.
They also had to climb up and fix the ceiling – the drywall tape wasn’t properly adhering to the walls…so yeah…it’s about time.
They are really thorough – which is why this team of guys is my fav…..they cover everything and make sure to dust everywhere….I have never even dusted up there !!!
Oh and did I mention they also did our little walkway between our closets?
When paint started going on, I was freaking out just a little bit. I mean….this is a big deal. And a risky choice. We went with navy on the ceiling above our bed…..
The trim was all going white….
And the walls were going gray. And in the sitting room the walls were navy.
This paint job was a perfect opportunity for me to try out a new-to-me product….the HANDy Paint Tray and liners.
I’ve used the HANDy Paint Pails and liners before but never broke out this bad boy before. So I really wanted to see what the hype was all about.
Right off the bat, one of the things I noticed and LOVED is the fact that the tray also has a magnet for the paint brush. And it’s strong too…it will stick even if you pop THREE paint liners in the tray.
The other thing I liked is the capacity. Here Carlos is giving me some paint for the walls and the entire gallon will fit in my tray. Cool huh?!
I think some people would say that liners are annoying….they are annoying to buy and annoying to use….they slip and slide all over when you are getting the perfect amount of paint on your roller. And ya know what…I could not agree more. I hate liners….but I was pleasantly surprised by these ones….they stay still (probably because they fit PERFECTLY) and there were times where I questioned if I remembered to use a liner.
Overall, I am so glad to have the white on the trim. That is the biggest difference hands DOWN. And I just can’t get over this picture of the hands with the paint….it’s so perfect.
The gray that we used is the same color we have in our kitchen and the little baby’s nursery so we knew that we would love it. It’s a very neutral shade. Not too cool. Not too warm. Not too purple. Not too green.
Something I learned from Carlos is that I am not using enough paint on my roller. I did this wall and it did require a second coat but he said to load it up more for better coverage. And that I shouldn’t have to push hard…just have that wet edge connect.
The trim definitely required two coats and they knocked it out in one day.
Overall, I’m glad I got to give the HANDy Paint Tray a whirl. I can definitely see the benefit.
And whether you are a pro (like Carlos, who I can’t recommend more if you are in Georgia!) or a DIYer (like yours truly)….these HANDy Paint Products are pretty great for paint jobs.
Oh and I almost forgot to mention….clean-up? Pretty much a two second task. I took out the liner and tossed it in the trash while my brush soaked 🙂 BOOM! #winning And since I was already late for dinner, you can better believe that I will use those liners again!
And now you will have to wait till tomorrow to see the after photos and the plans we have for the spaces. Also – I need your help picking out light fixtures….because the options these days are SO GOOD. Now go paint something! And make sure to have an easy clean plan because dinner can’t wait 🙂