Even after living here for three and a half years our master bedroom still just does not feel like a space that suits us. It’s got a lot going for it. It’s a nice size with (literally) a dozen windows and an assortment of furniture that is all great individually, but somehow it’s not all working together.
I saw a photo recently of a four-poster bed that had been painted a bold color and felt inspired. Is this maybe what the room is missing?
I’m tempted. Really tempted. My bed is not a precious heirloom or even vintage. I bought it from Craigslist for $200 and it’s not in great condition. If I did paint it I’d probably lean toward something like the green in the last photo above. Not only have I been really into kelly green lately, but I think also it would make a nice contrast to the blue dresser and armoire in the room (which I wouldn’t be opposed to painting a more neutral tone if it gets too crazy in there). And you know what else I could do? I could upholster the headboard. Maybe even in a similar shade of green for some cool tone-on-tone action. Here’s the thing: should I paint the bed in place with a small brush and roller, or disassemble it and haul the whole thing to my sister’s place 45 minutes away to borrow her paint sprayer? The sprayer would probably lend a smoother result, but am I really interested in that sort of endeavor at this point in my life? I mean, I have a toddler and a job. Who am I trying to impress? If I manage to get this thing painted at all it will be considered an accomplishment.