Grunt Labor says that my projects result in one of two ways:
- I knock it out of the park.
- It’s an epic fail.
The former made me feel all high and mighty and the latter brought me back down to reality real quick.
I tell you this because halfway through this room makeover I was certain it would end the second way – an epic fail.
I’m happy to say I was wrong though. You won’t get to see the final result today. Or next week. Or the week after that. But you will get to see it in three weeks and trust me, it’s worth the wait.
First, we have to start at the beginning.
FrogTape® emailed me back at the beginning of February and asked if I would like to take part in their very first Paintover Challenge. Myself and five other bloggers were assigned one of Taniya Nayak’s 2016 Design Trends, given a bucket of painting supplies and a $1,000 Visa gift card to redesign a room. After everyone did their makeover and wrote about it, the rooms would be voted on by the public and the winning blogger would receive $5,000.00 to donate to a charity.
I didn’t have to think about this long. I had a house full of rooms at the 70’s Landing Pad that each needed a makeover. Of course, I said yes.
I made over my master bedroom. Just in case you don’t remember what it looked like when we first bought the Landing Pad….
The only thing I was really nervous about was what design trend I would be assigned. I mean seriously, what if I were assigned a shabby chic / country-ish trend that isn’t me at all? Luckily though, that didn’t happen. My design trend was Well Traveled. Doesn’t the name just roll off your tongue? I immediately started pretending I lived a glamorous life gallivanting all over the world.
And then the kid yelled for more apple juice.
After I got over that crushed dream, I started brainstorming about what I thought of as Well Traveled.
Of course, travel came to mind. And that led me to think of my two favorite places: New Orleans and the Isle of Palms.
At that point, I had to remind myself that Grunt Labor would also be residing in this bedroom and seeing as how he doesn’t quite love New Orleans as much as I do, I opted to go with the Isle of Palms as inspiration, which is a beach we vacation at multiple times a year.
The next thing I know, I had a whole design going.
The most shocking thing to me and probably you and the reason why halfway through I thought this room might be an epic fail was the pink wall paint. I know. I can’t believe I went with it myself.
I knew I wanted to do some version of the pattern on the closet doors in my office for an accent wall, but on a bigger and slightly modified scale.
I kept the bedding simple, black and white, since there was going to be lots of pink and green elsewhere in the room. I added in color and interest with the pillows.
I went with a touch of glam for the light fixture, which I think also works nicely with the pink.
It just so happened I already had that piece of palm artwork on hand. I knew some project would come around one day for it and this was it!
I got to work.
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