Before & After: A Master Bedroom Brings on the Drama

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Jessica takes the whole “revamp a room with a coat of paint” thing to the next level. A moody color, some serious stencil action and a metallic accent create a bedroom full of high drama.

From Jessica: My husband had trouble sleeping in our very bright master bedroom. I decided to try a deep moody paint color and stencil to make the room more inviting and more comfortable for sleeping. I began with a deep teal paint color. I used an ombre paint wash to make the wall look like it had horizontal stripes of different paint. After it was dry, I used the pure paint for the damask stencil. The stencil was large and very easy to use, it didn’t take me long to stencil the entire wall. This was the second coat. The third coat came in the form of copper acrylic paint from the craft store. I used a small roller to apply the metallic paint randomly over parts of the stencil that I had previously completed. I had to line up the stencil a second time to give it this lighted look. I discovered that the more worn looking the paint was, the more I liked it. I used a paper towel to blot the metallic paint off the roller before putting it on the stencil. The copper highlights bring out the deep cherry wood tones of our bedroom furniture. We love how it turned out, my husband is now sleeping like a baby! The room seems larger, wider (because of the ombre stripes) and definitely more inviting than it was before.

Thank you, Jessica! You can see more on Jessica’s blog Designers Sweet Spot.