I was flip-flopping. Before moving in, the cornflower blue walls in the guest bedroom were just not going to work. I'm not a "blue" person.. at least not that particular shade. However, with boxes unpacked and the room starting to take shape, that cornflower blue was growing on me. I was making friends with it. Well, long story short? Some friendships just don't get beyond a nod "hello"!
Out came the paint brushes and a fresh can of Benjamin Moore, White Cloud. I was going to take a leap of faith and try creating a soothing palate of neutrals throughout the house. And the guest bedroom would be my first foray into creating a home void of strong colors.
I wanted to embrace a softer ambiance... one that would work well with accessories such as this Anthropologie ruffled comforter. In my eyes, strong color on the walls would only fight with this softer look.
The fireplace mantel that I painted and distressed would find a home here in this room, also. Along with other pieces I did a makeover on.
Did you notice the bed frame in the first two photos? It was my grandmother's mahogany twin bed. Yes, you do have to say "mahogany twin bed" as grandmother was always proud of the quality of her possessions. Tickles me to say the string of descriptive words many years after she has passed! But I think she's beaming up there knowing that someone still appreciates her things! Anyway, I wanted to bring it up to date by painting it Annie Sloan's French Linen.
Annie Sloan's, Old White, was dry brushed on the detailing really making it pop!
I love how this room is coming together! It's so soothing and I'm pleased that I took that leap of faith into a world of neutrals. And how does the whole room look? Not done yet. Just a few more details and I will give you the grand tour of this darling, little cottage room!
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