I deserve nice things. Yes, I just said that. It is funny the things we think but yet are afraid to say out loud. I have always wanted my bedroom to be an adult oasis, somewhere I can escape or simply kick back and indulge in some chocolate, wine and a good book.
My bedroom has been chaos (and super embarrassing) since the kids were born, whether it was rearranged to fit a cradle or full of kid toys, what I wanted never seemed to matter. That’s what excited me the most when I was given the opportunity for a bedroom makeover I knew it was going to be something for ME for a change!
First – focal point my couch! I purchased this couch and area rug back in April and we’ve been admiring it in our room but didn’t know just how to fit it into the mix.
Second – Picking the paint! I found it helpful to bring a photo of the couch so I could match a good color that would work and not make it look drab. Picking out supplies and paint was a tough part because I didn’t know exactly what to get. Luckily Benjamin Moore has made it simple with their ben & ME bag for $109* at a value of $169 for a limited time only. This kit contains everything you need to complete your room:
- 2 gallons of premium paint with 1 quart for trim
- Sleeve roller, paintbrush, paint tray, drop cloth, paint can opener and green painters tape
- How-To Guide and even a playlist to keep you on a roll!
My Bedroom Makeover #DIYWithBen
But its only available until Oct 5, 2014 so hurry into your local Benjamin Moore Signature stores or to the Ben & Me website to find your nearest participating dealer. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they were at the store guiding us to the perfect color, she took all the guess work (and fighting) out of the decision.
Last but not least – the real works begins, the actual painting, but inside your ben & ME bag you’ll find a great guide that will give you tips to make the whole process and work a lot simpler and less work in the end. A few of the tips I loved were:
Tape Trick – heat-seal! By running your finger along the edge of the tape the friction will heat up the sticky stuff and help form a stronger seal
Bust the Fuzz – remove excess lint off the roller before you start! Either use a lint roller or wrap tape around the roller to get rid of all the pesky little fuzz so it doesn’t end up on your wall!
Clean ‘em to Keep ‘em – Skip the harsh chemicals because hot, soapy water should be all you need to clean your brushes! If they’re especially messy let them soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes first.
I honestly had no idea you could clean your paintbrushes with just soap and water I usually just toss them because I don’t want to use nasty chemicals (or extra energy) to clean them up and keep them for another project.
I am happy to report that the bedroom turned out perfectly! We decided to go with a grey paint and had a feature wall with one wall darker than the rest to really make it pop and the couch stand out! Since our furniture is black it just made perfect sense. Then there were the couple days of reorganizing and repurposing the furniture we weren’t going to use anymore from our bedroom. You would be surprised at how much stuff can accumulate in a dresser over a short period of time. All in all I am one happy Momma! I have a place to call my own and a little oasis to get away from it all.
The next challenge will be to find the perfect saying to put up on the wall because at this point they just look like a beautifully painted blank canvas.
Now I’m off to kick back and relax on my couch!!
Although this post has been generously sponsored by Benjamin Moore, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Benjamin Moore.
* With a qualifying purchase of two cans of 3.79 l ben® interior flat K625, eggshell K626 or semi-gloss K627 and one can of 946 ml ben® interior semi-gloss K627 for $109.00 suggested retail price, receive a FREE ben® & Me tote and painting kit at participating dealers. Limit one (1) per customer. While supplies last. No substitutions. Qualifying purchases must be made in single transaction. Actual price will be determined by dealer at checkout. Offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions, or applied toward prior purchases. Offer valid August 25, 2014 – October 5, 2014. See your local participating dealer for details. Void where prohibited.