The First Repainting

Guys. Guys. Guys. Guess what?

We have almost owned our home for one whole year.

Now, keep in mind we didn’t live there for three months, but still. I am blown away by how fast the time has gone. Over the holidays we had lots of family and friends visit who had never seen our home. It was such fun to remember all the changes, “Can you believe there used to be a WALL here!” and “Yeah the toilet was yellow. No I’m not kidding.”

We are so, so happy with the vast majority of the remodeling decisions we’ve made. Even the things we don’t totally love we agree it was the right choice. However, there is one major exception.

When we were painting the house we picked a color palette from Sherwin Williams to help us coordinate colors well. We have liked everything on the palette. That is, with the exception of our master bedroom colors.

For whatever reason I became very focused on painting the master bedroom right away. I don’t know why, but I have a high sense of urgency and it was something that felt urgent. So we picked the two colors left on our palette, Dutch Cocoa and Cultured Pearl.


I tried to like them. I told myself they were soothing. Andy was under no such illusions. He hated them from the start.

So this week we gave up living a lie. And we decided to repaint.

repainting master

Let me tell you, painting in a room with furniture is a LOT harder. Andy was gone for a week and I only managed to prime one wall. Bah.

Thankfully he came home and we knocked it out last night.


We chose a two shades lighter blue than the bathroom color.  It already is making things feel much more cohesive.


Yes, we have a lot of blue and gray in the house. Whatevs. I like that it’s basically a neutral that we can pump up with colorful accessories.

We talked about doing a wall stencil on the wall behind our bed. Now we are thinking maybe not, just do a patterned curtain [so that you can see it from the hallway] and some bold, big art or other pieces above the bed. We also are planning on replacing all the furniture…basically more changes coming! It will likely be months before we are done with the big projects we have planned for the master, but that’s ok. One thing at a time!


3 thoughts on “The First Repainting

  1. Kim says:

    It looks great!! And don’t worry about changing paint colors. I have painted a few rooms at the new house 2-3 times since moving in 4 1/2 years ago. Kitchen, 2X, Jons office 2X, Morgan’s room 2X and Dylan’s room 2X~so I get the same urgency you do, although I will say that as I get older, painting isn’t as fun:)

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