Monday Update – Master Bedroom Projects

Good morning friends! I’m stopping by today with a little Monday update for ya!

I knew I didn’t really have anything “finished” to share with you today, but Ben encouraged me to share what we worked on over the weekend (even though it’s all just “in-progress”). Plus, scroll to the end for a sneak peek of our front door update!

1 – Master bedroom update, commenced

I snapped some quick before photos of our master bedroom earlier this week so that I can share the before and afters later on the blog. You’d think this would be a quick process, but I just had to clean first.

And vacuum.

And dust.

And organize.

Oops. So much for “before” photos.

It was a definitely a little cray (why does aaaaall the junk always end up in the master bedroom??).

Moving on.

Our room is pretty bare bones, so we’re going to be updating the entire space. A headboard, nightstands, and decor that I didn’t just steal from my dining room (oh hey window) are all going to happen.

master bedroom update - before photo

However, I actually spent a huge part of my week googling paint colors, testing them on the wall, and comparing paint chip after paint chip. I didn’t think it would be so hard to pick a color!

Here’s the thing though, the tan color that is painted all over the rest of our house has me paralyzed. The color was there when we moved in, and in certain light it looks gray (great), tan (not ok), or peach/pink (definitely not ok).

So, with firsthand experience of knowing how much a neutral paint can vary with the light, I was really motivated to make sure our bedroom didn’t have that issue.

master bedroom update - before photo

I mentioned in my last post that we chose Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake (walls) and Chantilly Lace (trim). Well fast forward a couple days and I’m rethinking the whole thing. The milkshake color was really pretty in the daylight, but kind of awful once the sun went down. Like an odd mushroom/dirty white color?

With that said, I think a crisp white to reflect the light and leave no question about what the color actually is might be a better choice.

chantilly lace v. vanilla milkshake

The new plan? Chantilly Lace on the trim and the walls. This color has very light undertones (though it’s on the cool side of the white scale) and I am hoping that this choice maximizes the existing light in the room.

Oh, and speaking of that tan paint I dislike so much, it makes a cameo appearance in this next photo of my dresser (you can actually see most of its iterations here actually):

2 – Chalk paint dresser, just about done

chalk paint dresser - in progress

Painting the interior/exterior of drawers is no joke! It’s one of those things that you think will take an afternoon and ends up taking four years.

Obviously, I’m still in need of hardware, but Hobby Lobby has failed me a few times now (is it so hard to find five matching knobs?).

Any suggestions for other budget-friendly places you like to buy hardware? I haven’t exhausted my options yet, but will happily take suggestions!

3 – Farmhouse trim is coming

master bedroom update - removing trim

I can’t even wait to show you guys the finished product with this new trim around our bedroom window!

Honestly, the second Ben took down the old red oak stuff, the whole look of the room changed completely. Even the dark gray paint didn’t bother me much anymore. There’s something about clashing colors that is just really irritating and unsettling (this dark gray + red oak was not a good look).

We have the boards cut and ready to go, but I’ll paint the walls first and secure them afterwards. Again, can’t wait to share this one.

4 – Pink door sneak peek

Annnnd, finally, as promised…a little sneak peek of our front door! I have meant to get this styled and photographed, but it hasn’t happened yet, so I decided to share this quick pic I snapped yesterday:

pink front door - sneak peek

Well, I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I’d love to hear about any home projects you have going, so share in the comments!



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    1. Aw I’m glad you like it! I’m definitely excited to see the white paint go up too…the weekend can’t get here soon enough!

  1. This is so much better than flipping through any home improvement magazine! I can’t wait to see the after pictures! It’s funny…when I read, “The second Ben…” I wondered about “the first Ben!” 😂

    1. Aww, thanks for stopping by!! Totally made my day to see such a sweet comment from you 🙂 Hehe, that is funny! I re-read it and it does sound like that!

  2. I get my knobs and handles from Amazon. Seems to be very reasonable for basic knobs. Not so much on the decorative ones.

    1. Oo, yeah I am going to check because I’m almost thinking of just getting a super basic drawer pull. Classic and easy. Thanks girl! 🙂

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