Late one night after work, we moved Rhys' current bedroom set (or more accurately described - his bed frame and a dining room chair used as a night table) into the Eggplant Room and got to work! We had learned a few tricks from the Eggplant Room. We always tape first with the green Frog Tape, which just seems to peel better and rip less than its blue counterpart. Paint bleeding is about the same in our opinion for both tapes, but most of our walls are textured which makes a perfect line nearly impossible to obtain. If you've got a cure for this conundrum we would love to hear it in the comments section below!
We tried 3 different paint swatches, all blues, but the light blues looked white in our dark room. The Blue Fox (in the center) was able to hold its own!
Since we don't own a ladder yet, our dining room chairs have been crucial in our home projects!
A nautical theme wasn't our original idea for the room but we ended up loving Blue Fox from the Behr Premium 2-in-1 collection. We've had a tendency of using their 2-in-1 paints rather than a paint and primer because the costs are so close and simply speaking it couldn't have any fewer steps than applying two coats of the same final color.
The previous owners had an accent wall around the closet doors painted sea foam green. We considered doing an accent wall but liked Blue Fox so much we kept it all one color. Maybe down the road we'll choose an accent wall!
We installed the vertical blinds like a true handyman (and handywoman). All we used was a hand screwdriver and Rhys' iPhone for a "leveling" app. Which, in fact, was only used when Sarah questioned the final product! 0.3 degrees off was good enough for us to have some privacy!
Rainy day, boo, hiss. Forced Rhys to stay inside and work!
The Blue Fox covered the existing beige beautifully. It's hard to describe the true color you see in person, but it's a blueish gray that becomes much lighter when natural light shines through the sliding glass door. Opening the vertical blinds changes the room color completely and keeps things fresh!
The previous owners used a simple 1"x4" wooden baseboard throughout the entire house. Since we don't even own a miter saw yet, we decided to paint the baseboards white as a pretty, interim solution. It takes a lot of paint to fully cover. After painting the master bedroom, we'll probably use a wood primer to do our baseboards because they take at least three, heavy coats to cover. But, hey, no one knows it except you! We also used our ceiling paint since we have so much left over (Shhhhh) and wanted to save some money on our temporary trim condition.
We chose to use white metal outlet plates instead of their fragile plastic cousin which break the moment you tighten them just right. These metal plates are very durable and slightly larger than the plastic version so they cover up more mistakes around the outlet opening too.
So, what do you think? Do you like our Nautical Blue Fox? What color did you choose in your master bedroom? Any ideas what we can hang on the walls?