Our guest bedroom. Probably the least used room in our house, but the most used room when it comes to redecorating! It’s been white, grey, grey with bright pink, grey with a floral mural, back to white again and now I’ve gone pink with a splash of green!
I’ve never been entirely happy with the grey. When we first moved in, I painted the whole house in two shades, white and grey! Our Guest bedroom was my first completed room and I thought I had worked an Interior design miracle. Grey walls, white curtains, white furniture, white bedding and a mirror propped up in the corner. I clapped my hands in joy and then moved on to the next room.
In time and with the help of my presence on Instagram, I was sent a wall mural from Anewall and it made me realise what a blank canvas this room was. I put the wall mural up (upside down unfortunately, sorry about that! A complete novice at decorating at that time) and it started to make me think about introducing colour into this room. The walls were still grey, but I started adding colours from the wallpaper, like mustard and pink.
The room at that time only consisted of a bed, a cabinet that housed all our towels (we lost the airing cupboard when we renovated the bathroom) a rocking chair and a fluffy rug. I really wanted to put something useful in the alcove to the right of the chimney breast and decided to go with a dressing table as it was perfect for this space (and, in the end, totally going against my wishes of being useful as I’ve never used it!) But, it did look pretty! I originally bought an old pine style chair from a charity shop, but was kindly gifted an amazing Forest Green velvet Adela chair from Cult Furniture and loved how the green looked against the pink.
This is where Valspar Paint came to the rescue. They got in touch with me asking if I would like to collaborate with them as they were partnering with the Pink Ribbon Foundation and had released two new colours and they were… Pink! They asked if there was anything in my house that I would like to paint in one of the new colours and I immediately thought of this room. The two new paint colours were Pink Ribbon Care and Pink Ribbon Support and I was instantly drawn to the softer shade of Pink Ribbon Support.
Valspar kindly sent me a pot of white paint and the first job was to paint over the grey walls in the bedroom with white to prepare the room. I started by taking the gallery wall down and cleaning the walls and skirting boards. I didn’t want to take the shelf down, so I painted white around the shelf with a paint brush and also painted around the skirting boards and corners. Then, using a roller brush, I put a coat of white paint on three of the bedroom walls. Normally I use frog tape to stop the paint dripping on the skirting boards but as I was painting white, I didn’t need to.
I applied two coats and let it dry, before starting on the chimney breast. This time I put frog tape on the skirting boards and around the fireplace. I no longer put frog tape on the corner of the ceilings or wall as I often find when you peel the frog tape off, it takes some of the paint away (especially on the ceiling!) So, I tend to get a very good paint brush and apply paint to the edges with a very steady hand! Painting the chimney needed two coats of Pink Ribbon Support and took me about an hour.
I am extremely pleased with the results. I love painting with Valspar, it goes on extremely easily, doesn’t tend to drip and only needed two coats. Painting over the grey has really freshened up the room and I love how the Pink Ribbon Support paint pops against the white! It has also pulled the room together beautifully. The pink paint matches the pink in the wall paper mural opposite and looks fabulous against the green velvet chair and plants in the room. Where would you use this colour in your house?