Take The Paint Away From Me!

I did plan on showing you all some updates to our master bedroom today, but ummm, over the weekend the paintbrush just jumped in my hand, and landed on this:

Why yes, that would be our bed.  I had no intentions on painting it since I recently painted our dresser, but I have issues and so it happened. It’s times like these that I am glad I have issues because it looks so pretty!!  I still have some work to do in here now but hopefully I can show you next week.  And I’m hoping I can get a few new accessories in here this week.  You know how it is…one thing leads to another and before you know it, you’re working on another room makeover. Ha!

And if you’re wondering, yes our bed was that same shiny faux marble stuff that I hated which was also on our dresser.  So out came the white chalk paint…again. :)

What about you?  Any paintbrushes fall into your hands this weekend, or any crazy projects that you had no intention on doing happen? Sometimes those are the best kind! :)



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  1. Ha! I love it. So glad I’m not the only one that happens to. It looks great! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  2. I think you’ll find lots of kindred spirits out here, Emily ~ a form of decorating ADD I call it, otherwise known as spontaneity! :) The bed ROCKS and why wouldn’t you jump on it after the success of your dresser? Momentum!!
    Hosting a giveaway on the website if you’re interested!
    xo Heidi

  3. Well something like that happened to me last week. The paint brush jumped on to my hallway walls and… stripes happened! Can you believe it? No? Well go and check this out for yourselves at …. http://stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-hall-update-horizontal-stripes.html

  4. It looks so fresh and pretty! A happy accident!

  5. Paint On! It looks fabulous.

  6. That looks beautiful! I worked more on my never ending project–the argyle pattern that I’m painting in my hallway utility “room”. It’s taking forever!!

  7. I SO want to paint my bedroom set!! It’s only 2 years old but my style has changed since I got it. I want white!!

  8. Hilarious! I can absolutely relate… Saturday afternoon I was on my way out to the yard to rake leaves and as I walked by the door, I yanked our plain black hanging organizer/hook thing off the wall, set it on the coffee table, and painted bright pink/red/turquoise/yellow/and green rosettes all around the border. Then, hung it back up. Next, I dumped out our coupon/letter/pen/junk organizer, took it outside and spray painted it turquoise (because the paint was still out from a project last week). Everyday husband comes home, he looks around the house asking “what did you do now?!” hahaha I love it. Sometimes we just get in a groove, ain’t nothing wrong with that! :)

  9. hahaha. I know what you mean. I actually just posted a paint job on my blog today http://www.theforeigndomestic.com. Sometimes you just can’t stop :).

  10. You are bad! I am so glad that I can say that I am not the only one that does this. My hubby will leave in the morning and come home, not knowing if the house will be a different color, the rooms moved around, or the walls painted. Thanks for joining me!. By the way, the bed looks delightful.

    One of these days, I am going to think before I paint and then post the before and after.

  11. You are brave. Can’t wait to see it all together.

  12. Your headboard looks very pretty! Can’t wait to see the changes to your room! A paintbrush did jump into my hand this weekend after we put up a little board & batten in our living room!! I had thought about putting it up on a particular wall in our LR a while back & then you posted your fabulous B&B/gallery wall in your home & I knew that I couldn’t wait any longer!! I am still working on the gallery wall above it, but it looks fantastic! I can’t wait to post it to my blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. It looks great. You are fearless with a paintbrush!

  14. Love it! Why wouldn’t you paint it? It would of never of gone with the new beautifully painted dresser…it was a must right? Are you going to put some of the gray on the rope detail? That would look so pretty. Can’t wait to see the finished room.!

  15. I think it looks great so far. Bright white always feels so fresh and clean!

  16. I love how your spontaneous paint project turned out! Sometimes those are the best kind. :)

    I did some self-editing this past weekend. :)


  17. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one. I finally finished painting our bedroom on Sat. That led to me painting our bathroom cabinet on Mon. and my nightstand on Tues. So yes, I get it.

    The bed looks great!

  18. I’m glad you have been blogging about the chalk paint because I’ve considered doing my dining chairs with it but didn’t want to spend so much money if I wasn’t going to like it.

    Do you have a hard time going around small areas or crevices? Do you think painting chairs will be a pain with this paint? Maybe I should stick to regular paint and a sprayer. Thoughts?

    • Hey Allison! Actually it’s really easy to get in the crevices and whatnot with this paint because you don’t have to worry about it being perfectly smooth. Just remember it gives a “hand painted” finish, so I don’t know if that would be the look you are going for in the dining room? I think they would look great because I like modern and trad mixed together, but that’s just me. :)

      On the other hand if you do have a sprayer, that would probably be WAY faster because you have a lot of chairs to paint! haha. But the chalk paint does dry super fast, so you have to work fast. It didn’t take me long at all to do our bed or the dresser surprisingly. And I actually like painting things with a brush now, especially since I don’t have to prime anything.

      Can’t wait to see what you do!

  19. Love the white bed .. my bed doesn’t have a headboard but I’m planning on upholstering one to add some ‘gorge….ousness’ to my traquil retreat … love your blog !! keep going.


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