This is the circa 1890 plant stand I bought at the Chicago Antique and Botanical Show. Disregard the lamp - I was just trying out the spot. It will get replaced as soon as I find something I like at Home Goods or Hobby Lobby has their lamps 50% off.
Ah, yes. The Master Bedroom. I think all dark paints should come with a disclaimer that says, "In theory, this is a great color for a room. It's dramatic and cozy. But in reality, unless you live in a glass house (a.k.a. - a house FULL of windows) and you want to ever be able to see your hand in front of your face, then painting your room, especially a bedroom with this color is not a good idea."
This is not camera trickery, the walls were really this dark. Please excuse the naked bed...I had already prepared the room for painting and in less than 5 minutes from when this was taken, I had paintbrush in hand.
Like I said, great idea - Truth be told, I loved it when we first moved in. It matched my bedding and it looked cozy and rich. But, as time went by, it absorbed all the light that ever came into the bedroom.
Here is the after - not a great picture - but the results are perfect. I painted it a Benjamin Moore color called Dunmore Cream.
Now - onto the next project. I posted about hanging my window treatments - here's what they look like hung:
And he's NOT happy about it. Okay, okay! Budget fix on the way. I picked these up at T.J. Maxx for $12.99 and they will be the PERFECT addition to the bottom of the curtains. I'll post a pic when they're done!