Comfort Gray = A Happy Room!

This is an unusual post for me. I obviously don’t normally share decorating ideas on my blog, mostly because I am not very good at decorating! But I was so excited about how our recent master bedroom makeover turned out that I just had to share it with you!

To give you a little background, we have lived in our house for over two years now and had nothing on the walls in our bedroom…not one single picture or decoration. We have worked on sprucing up most of the other rooms in our house, but always neglected our bedroom. We spend quite a bit of time in our room, especially since this is normally where we watch TV after the boys are in bed (so we can be upstairs if there are any issues with little boys staying in their rooms). :)

We painted the room “Comfort Gray” by Sherwin Williams. When we painted it on just one of the walls at night, I was a little worried because it looked sort of sage green. Once we painted it on all the walls, though, it looked great and just what I was hoping for! Depending on the time of day, sometimes it looks bluish-green, sometimes it looks gray, and sometimes it looks a really pretty and subtle green. It is now one of my absolute favorite colors…I’m thinking about painting my dining room this same color as well!!!

With the exception of a rocking chair (bought by my husband at an estate sale prior to our wedding) that I painted white and reupholstered, the furniture stayed exactly the same.

 

Of course, I didn’t think to take a “before” picture. But here’s one of the ONLY pictures I found taken IN our bedroom prior to the makeover. We rearranged the furniture, so the bed in the picture below is actually on the same wall as the dresser in the picture at the top. And yes, that is me hiding behind my laptop. :)

I originally wanted a mirror or some type of decorative wall hanging for behind the bed…but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I saw an idea for using embroidery hoops and pieces of fabric on Pinterest, so I decided to give that a try. I bought some cheap embroidery hoops at JoAnn’s and painted them white, then picked out a few fat quarters of fabric in bright-colored prints. Not bad for less than $20 and an hour of my time! I love it because it brings in some pops of color without being too permanent!

 

 

Over Memorial Day weekend, Michael’s had all of their wall frames priced at 40% and then they had an additional 25% off coupon. I bought 6 11×13 frames to put black-and-white family photos in. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but they are white beadboard frames. I love being able to lay in bed and look at all of our most treasured photos!

 

 

We spray-painted our window hardware white (which used to be bronzy-brown). I bought a white sheet set for $20 at Big Lots and used the fitted sheet to put over our box springs. We have done away with all bed skirts in our house because we have a problem with brown recluse spiders and they like to climb up bed skirts. I cut up the flat sheet into 4 equal strips and hemmed the edges and the top to make our curtains!

 

 

This is the doorway to our room and to our closet and bathroom area. I found this chicken wire frame at a local barn sale (which apparently is a little crooked). I painted some mini-clothespins the same color as the wall and made a tiny pendant banner using scrap pieces of fabric from the embroidery hoop project. This will be for displaying love notes and recent pictures. :)

 

I found this plantation shutter hurricane at a local warehouse sale. The small topiaries on each side were bought at Michael’s for $3.99 each (with a coupon).

Prince Charming says that this is now my “tranquility room” and I think he is right!!! I love it! As weird as it sounds, I actually wake up in a better mood with a bright and cheerful room…which is saying a lot for me, since I am so NOT a morning person!

What fun decorating projects have you done lately???

25 Comments

  1. Very nice!!

    Yay for Sherwin Williams paint…..I wouldn’t use a drop of any other kind on my walls (my Father in Law was a Sherwin Williams store manager).

    Enjoy your “new” space.

  2. This is so great! I love the clean, classic, breathable feel! The bedding looks luxurious, the color is SO pretty, and the pictures add SO much happy… (I am all about pictures)…

    I am jealous! :) I hope to on day have some money to do something like this…it really is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Incredible! Thank you so much for sharing! I personally am creativity challenged – I usually just hope that whatever is already there or whatever I have needed to buy isn’t offensive to any of my creative friends who happen to see it. Also, I’m hoping thaf my condition isn’t hereditary.

  4. It’s beautiful! I love how light and airy it is – and I have that same embroidery hoop project pinned, too, but haven’t done it yet – good to know it was so quick and easy.

  5. I love that! We are painting our new master bedroom Rainwashed, which is one card over on the SW color wheel. :) And I’m going for the same look – white bedding, white curtains, very airy. I am thrilled that the room can be OURS – in our current apartment our daughter has been taking naps in our room and it never really feels like our room.

    Anyway, I love it! Gorgeous!

  6. That is so funny you posted this today because my husband and I have been working on finding a “gray” from sherwin williams all day today. I think we have gone through 7 different samples and our walls are patchwork right now. Comfort gray was one we tried but we are trying to stay away from greens and blues since we already have several other shades of green and blue in our house. It looks great in your room! I hope ours looks as nice when we are finished.

    1. I’ve only had it for a few weeks, so I’m not completely sure. I have ALWAYS wanted white bedding, but never took the leap for this very reason. I finally decided that I didn’t mind washing it a little more often if I had a room that I loved. :)

  7. Wonderful room!
    I’ve wanted to do the hoop/fabric thing FOREVER, but can’t find a good room for it (we hang LOTS of family pics and favorite nature spot shots).
    And I do the fitted sheet for the box spring too! Ever since I read it in BH&G its been my favorite way to spruce up my bed.
    Great job!

  8. I have the same question about the white bedding. We have white as well and I find that it gets dirty within a month, which is a lot to me. Does yours and do you bleach it? I am worried that bleach will ruin the fabric over time.
    Anwyay, love LOVE the room and color. It’s so serene and tranquil in there. It actually inspired me to finally post pictures of my own bathroom project, but it’s taking forever and I need to go to bed. I’ll try to link to my before and afters tomorrow because I want to show you the wall art I finally came up with for behind the bed. I love what you did with the hoops though!
    I am always interested in home pictures because we live in our homes, so it’s a part of life, an important part and it’s what we homeschooling moms do during the summer, right? Get caught up on overdue home improvement projects! :)

  9. Awesome idea about the fitted sheet! Our dogs shed like crazy, plus totally ripped the last dust ruffle we had on our bed by trying to lay on it!!!! This would be a great idea to still make it look way better than seeing the boxspring! Our kids have drawers under their beds too and a dust ruffle just always seems to get in the way for them to get their stuff – this might be a better solution! Love it!!!! :) Your room looks GREAT by the way!!!

  10. I also just bought a house last year and still have not put anything up. I am still waiting to see what color I will put up then I will continue. I sure love what you did with your bedroom,that is the feel I am going for.

  11. I would have never, ever considered painting my room gray… until now! This is so fresh and gorgeous and oddly bright! I love it!

  12. Such a lovely room makeover. The wall color is gorgeous, and I can definitely see that it’s very relaxing. Great job! Also, I love the embroidery hoops on the wall.

  13. Love! Where is your bedding from? I have been wanted white but I haven’t found anything “different”. I love what you have ;)

  14. I LOVE it!! I also love the fabric in the embroidery hoops above the bed, I may totally have to steal that idea! :) And wow, I thought we had a bad spider problem here (we get lots of wolf spiders, that are huge and terrifying) but at least they don’t crawl up our bed skirts into our bed! I so feel for you!

  15. Just wanted you to know your post inspired me to paint our bedroom Sea Salt, which is one shade lighter than Comfort Gray. Would you consider sharing where you got your bedding and how it’s been keeping it clean and in good shape?

    Thanks!

    1. Awesome! I hope you love it! The duvet cover is from Pottery Barn (it was my splurge for the room). It has honestly been WAY easier to keep clean that I thought it would. I spot-treat with hydrogen peroxide whenever I see any small stains. I have only had to wash the duvet cover a couple of times since this summer!

      1. Thanks Jenae! I’m very happy with how the color came out, now it’s just time to put the rest of the pieces together…I’ll be looking around for a white duvet, thanks for your advice about the hydrogen peroxide!

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