A Bedroom Update With Valspar

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!

Started off with light shades of grey and pink

Started off with light shades of grey and pink

As I got braver, added more bright pops of pink

As I got braver, added more bright pops of pink

Then tried to experiment with more colour (yes, I was becoming that indecisive!)

Then tried to experiment with more colour (yes, I was becoming that indecisive!)

Then the mural turned up! Honey Bloom Mural -  anewall.com

Then the mural turned up! Honey Bloom Mural - anewall.com

Started introducing more pink. Bedside Table -  George at Asda

Started introducing more pink. Bedside Table - George at Asda

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.

First room complete, waiting for Interior Design Masters to come knocking at my door! :)

First room complete, waiting for Interior Design Masters to come knocking at my door! :)

Fairy lights and a bit of pink, I was really going for it in this room!

Fairy lights and a bit of pink, I was really going for it in this 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 beautiful wallpaper by  Anewall  and introducing more pink into the room. Notice the walls around it are still grey!

The beautiful wallpaper by Anewall and introducing more pink into the room. Notice the walls around it are still grey!

Experimenting with a bit of mustard and yellow in the room, which is your favourite colour? Mustard throw from Dunelm

Experimenting with a bit of mustard and yellow in the room, which is your favourite colour? Mustard throw from Dunelm

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.

Introducing the new dressing table that’s main job is to gather dust :) Table from  John Lewis

Introducing the new dressing table that’s main job is to gather dust :) Table from John Lewis

Adding a bit of green to the room in the form of this fabulous  Cult Furniture  Forest Green velvet chair

Adding a bit of green to the room in the form of this fabulous Cult Furniture Forest Green velvet chair

I previously painted my cabinet with a geometric print and then added a gallery wall

I previously painted my cabinet with a geometric print and then added a gallery wall

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.

Taking down the gallery wall. No holes due to the fabulous Command Brand!

Taking down the gallery wall. No holes due to the fabulous Command Brand!

Grey walls be gone!

Grey walls be gone!

Painting around the shelf, skirting board and corners.

Painting around the shelf, skirting board and corners.

Use a roller brush for quick and even paint cover

Use a roller brush for quick and even paint cover

The first coat of  Valspar White  paint

The first coat of Valspar White paint

Leaving it to dry before applying another coat.

Leaving it to dry before applying another coat.

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.

Beautifully pink!

Beautifully pink!

Frog tape around the edges to stop the paint dripping onto the white fireplace and skirting boards

Frog tape around the edges to stop the paint dripping onto the white fireplace and skirting boards

I love to paint! :)

I love to paint! :)

Waiting for the pink to dry! Absolutely love how it pops against the white.

Waiting for the pink to dry! Absolutely love how it pops against the white.

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?

The room feels fresher and brighter thanks to the  Valspar  paint

The room feels fresher and brighter thanks to the Valspar paint

I love how the pink and green sit well together in this room -  Forest Green chair , Cult Furniture.  Dressing Table , John Lewis

I love how the pink and green sit well together in this room - Forest Green chair, Cult Furniture. Dressing Table, John Lewis

The pink wall makes the greens really stand out

The pink wall makes the greens really stand out

It also ties in the wallpaper nicely

It also ties in the wallpaper nicely

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Mel x