Monday, January 28, 2013

Feeling Wythe Blue...

We have lived in our house nearly 4 years, and have done a lot of remodeling, painting, and over hauling.  I have been going back and forth for YEARS on how to do our master bedroom, and finally decided on a color palate that wasn't too "girly" for Shannon, and fit both of our styles.  The week following Christmas, I went to Lowe's, got paint, odds and ends, and started working.  With a great book playing on my iPod, I got the bedroom and bath painted in 2 days.  It was a time consuming task, as I not only had to tape off baseboards, cabinets, shower fittings, towel holders, but also crown molding all around both rooms.  Here are the before pics.  I forgot to take true before pics, but did remember in the nick of time!   

Our master bath...tiny, but efficient.

Our tiny little vanity.

Our bedroom isn't normally this messy.  Ok, I'm lying.  It is.  Please note how the treadmill is being used a towel holder.  Who else can relate???

Overall, it was just DARK.  And depressing.  Our entire home was painted this boring taupe color.  Now, just the hallway going upstairs is this drab color...

Color swatching to make sure this was a good idea! 

I decided on using the Benjamin Moore color: Wythe Blue.  I thought it ironic as we live in Wythe Co.  I think it goes so well with the dark colored wood., white trimmings, chocolate brown accents and white comforter I bought on Overstock. 
The dresser, with antique apothecary cabinet, my jewelery and pictures of our little family.
We have 10 foot ceilings, and our window required 120" window treatments.  I decided on stark white to go with the white comforter.  I love light blue with accents of white and chocolate brown...
Some cute pieces I found at TJ Maxx.
We added a bowed shower curtain rod, which added more room in the shower.  I went one shade lighter in the bathroom, Benjamin Moore's Pallidian Blue, since it's so small. 
Some art, new towels and fresh paint really made a difference in there!
Since our vanity is so small, Shannon had the great idea to add storage to our bathroom by adding shelving.  I found these corresponding baskets on clearance at Lowe's.  I really like how it turned out.
I painted our vanity white, replaced the hardware and added a roman shade to the window. 
All of the paint, linens, window treatments, pillows, accessories, hardware, and art work came in right at $500.  I don't think that was too shabby for a total renovation!  Oh, and the labor was free!  lol


  1. Wow, Aimee! That's looks great!

  2. It looks very professional. You did a great job. I was a little worried about the title of your post and thought it a commentary on your mood. I was glad it was a paint color instead. But I really didn't think the taupe was that big of a problem seeing as how I've been living with white walls in major rooms in my house for 13 years. Love the chocolate accents too.