Fine. Here’s a Sneak Peek at my Bedroom. Pervs.
It feels a little intimate, this whole sharing of the bedroom.
I mean… when it looked like this, is was no big deal.
It was just a room. An uninteresting, plain yogurt, asexual cube of space.
It’s like she’s hiked her skirt up a little bit, and now I’m not sure how I feel about you looking at her.
Because you might judge her.
And you might not be into the kinds of things I’m into.
Like the charcoal gray walls or the S&M sex toy we’ve hung from the ceiling.
Oh, wait. That’s just my armillary antiqued silver chandelier.
You know, inspired by those awesome looking armillary spheres that depict the earth as the center of a cosmic system with various rings representing the circles of all of those floaty things up in the sky.
It’s kind of like this one from OurBoatHouse.com:
Except mine didn’t cost $1,080.
It’s this one, from Bellacor.com:
Solaris Olde Silver 3-light Chandelier by Chrystorama.
Except I didn’t spend $218, either.
I happened to luck upon finding an open item on their website, meaning someone else bought this beauty and returned it.
I can’t imagine why.
So, with Bellacor’s guarantee that the product had all of the pieces and was in brand new condition, I bit the non-returnable bullet and purchased this baby for $109.
Is it still more than I’d like to admit spending?
But I think I might be in love. And the pattern it splays across the ceiling when it’s turned on is phenomenal.
You’ll just have to wait to see that, though.
A girl can’t reveal all of her secrets in a single day.
So this is where my bedroom makeover is so far: Painted trim, painted ceiling, painted walls, and new light.
I warned you before, and I’ll say it again — the room might not be everyone’s cup o’ tea, but it’s my cup o’ Tanqueray and tonic with a squeeze of lime.
So far it’s sexy and sultry with a splash of celestial.
Oh, and Justin likes it too.
what is the paint color that you have chosen??
The walls are Valspar (Lowe’s brand) Rugged Suede (4003-2B), and the ceiling is Valspar Filtered Shade (4003-1B).
The runner-up for the walls was Mountain Smoke (6004-2B), but it’s slightly more taupe than gray. I actually bought Mountain Smoke first, decided after putting up some samples that I wanted it grayer, and had them color correct to make it Rugged Suede.
It was a WAY scary color to pick since we’ve never gone this dark, but so far I’m thrilled with it! It’s dreamy and relaxing, exactly how I’m realizing I like my bedroom to be. We plan on lighting it up quite a bit with painted furniture, white drapes, etc., so stay tuned. :)
That is similar to our baby room color… love it! Post more photos!! ;)
I will soon! It’s still a work-in-progress. :) (And I LOVE your nursery — I’ve been thinking about charcoal for a long time, but maybe you subconsciously pushed me to finally do it!)
Looks great!! Can’t wait to see more….
Aw, thanks Rach! It’s slow-goin’ over here, so I promise I’ll show more when there’s more to see. ;)
I love that light. So much better than the previous light/ceiling fan combination. Sometimes an accent piece like that is worth every dollar.
Thanks! Though it wasn’t hard to improve on that light/ceiling fan. ;) I’m sure Justin will be giving me hell though in the summer when he’s hot!
And you’re right — though not everyone loves it (*cough*mom*cough*), it was worth it for me to finally start doing ONE room without re-sale in mind. :)
Love your armillary! Think I love the gray, too, though it might be a bit dark for my own tastes. My decorating motto is to do what I and the members of my household find to be comforting and pretty. Good ‘ole Abe said you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Ain’t it the truth! Hope you’re well!
Thanks, Judy! It’s definitely dark. And I’m not gonna lie — if I lived in a tropical locale, I definitely wouldn’t have chosen this color. If I lived in Costa Rica or Florida, I would’ve gone light and airy, all the way. :)
You’re very right! Every other room in the house was designed for resale – this one is just for us.
(I’m doing very well, by the way! How are you??)
I’d hang this from the ceiling of my tent, if there was room in my backpack for it.
HA! That would make for the swankiest tent in all the land. I think you should do it. I mean… who needs t-shirts when you can have bling? Or you could just make the girlfriend carry it. ;)
I could, but then I’m kind of proud of having a smaller backpack than she does. :)
Love the new light fixture! I can’t believe you caught such a deal on it! It’s gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks!! I was pretty sure most people would hate it, so this is encouraging. :)
The room is looking great . I have to agree with you that light is very cool.
Thanks Eugene! :)
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Love the chandelier. It’s gorgeous!
Thank you! Now I just have to see whether I can pull everything else together…
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So, why didn’t you show the after picture instead of simply talking about it and showing the light fixture. Is it something you are selling?
At the time I wrote this post, the bedroom wasn’t done! That’s why it was a “sneak peek” and not a final reveal. :) You can see how the bedroom turned out in this post: http://www.domestiphobia.net/2013/09/12/final-house-tour-6-years-love-hate/