Nothing can make a renovation seem more complete than updating a room with crown molding and a fresh coat of paint! We went from builder’s beige on all our doors to a bright white paint that contrasts so well with our new wall colors. I love partnering with HomeRight for these projects to show how easy these projects are with the paint sprayer!
And man, did our master bedroom need some updating!
We have worked so hard on our whole house in the 2.5 years we’ve lived here, but the master bedroom and bathroom were the only rooms we didn’t touch at all. I know, I know… Mom and Dad always come last. Part of that was the reason, but I also just couldn’t make up my mind on what direction to go in with this room.
My two options I was stuck on were pretty extreme: either light and airy with lots of white OR dark and moody and kind of boho looking.
Finally. FINALLY. Earlier this summer I decided I wanted dark and moody. Those were the pictures I kept getting drawn to on Instagram and it just made it feel like our bedroom was more of a separate retreat for us. A space that was different than the rest of the house.
So I grabbed our Paintstick EZ-Twist from HomeRight and we painted the whole room Sherwin Williams Deep Sea Dive. And I love it! During the day with the windows open, it seems bright and fresh. In the evening, it’s a deep, rich color that is exactly what I was going for.
But, as with every other room in this house, the ceiling lines are not straight where they meet the walls. I think it mostly has to do with a terrible taping/mudding job. It’s nearly impossible, though, to get it looking nice which is a huge pet peeve of mine.
So we started looking into crown molding. My husband was resistant at first because this room has so many corners and he despises mitering the angles for those corner pieces. Then I stumbled on Crown Molding Solutions and was thrilled when they agreed to partner with me.
Crown Molding Solutions offers foam crown molding that is super lightweight and easy to install. Best of all, you can purchase the corner pieces already pre-cut!! The site gives you the option for inside or outside corners which is perfect since we needed a few of each style.
The straight pieces of your crown molding, come packaged (super efficiently, I might add!) in 8′ long strips.
I started by laying them all out in a painting area. I just used empty pizza boxes since we had a ton left from a party a few days before. I knew I was going to be using my HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer to make a quick job of this, so I left a little space between the pizza boxes for me to walk between with the sprayer.
This job goes SO quickly with your sprayer! Especially if you choose a crown molding style that has a lot of detail. I did 3 light coats of paint on each piece and was done in probably 30 minutes.
I loved that the molding pieces were a pale blue because it made it so easy to see where I needed to add more paint. Especially because I was fighting a setting sun! It would have been harder to see missed spots if the foam molding was already white.
Next up, it was time to tackle the doors. The first step in painting doors is to always clean them well. I may or may not say this from personal experience! 😉
I once painted a bathroom door without cleaning it first and it ended looking like the crackle finish that was all the rage in the 90’s. Apparently, there was a teensy bit of hairpsray overspray that got on the door and I just slapped fresh paint on top of it without cleaning it first. It wasn’t pretty, guys.
Aside from that, there’s just so much dust that settles on the panel details on doors that you really need to give them all a good scrub down before you start painting.
Rather than stand there and paint every door with a brush, I easily removed them from their hinges and took them outside to paint with the Easy Max Paint Sprayer. Our bedroom has 3 standard doors plus a double set of bi-fold closet doors so it was a huge time-save to spray them all.
The difference that taking your doors from a builder’s beige color to a bright white makes is always astounding to me.
Everything just pops now and I love the contrast between the white and the dark teal wall color!
The crown molding was the perfect finishing touch. It just looks like it’s framing the room to me!
And, of course, it made painting so much easier! Since we used the EZ Twist Paint Roller on the walls, we were able to get pretty high and didn’t have to worry about coming back with a brush to cut in. In fact, we went much higher than we even needed to once we saw just how substantial the crown molding was! Then we just used the paint sprayer on the crown molding and nearly everything in this room was done with a HomeRight product!
This room has come so far from last month when it looked like a college apartment with it’s mismatched dressers and blue carpet! Seriously, our master bedroom and there were 4 different mismatched dressers in here!! I’m hanging my head in embarrassment.
We still have a few things left to do, but I’m already so much more in love with our little private retreat!
Master Bedroom Projects Left To Do:
- New carpet is being installed next week and I will not be sorry to see this blue nonsense go!
- All 4 of the dressers have been either sold or moved out of this room!
- After 6 months of searching, I finally found a dresser set that I absolutely love and can’t wait to move it in once the carpet is installed!
- I bought this bed off Amazon and am so excited to see it against the wall color! Seriously, it’s been in the garage for over a month now just waiting on the carpet, and I’m getting super impatient!
- The gigantic, over-sized dog crate is heading out too! We’re going to build a built-in dog bed back in that cubby that I’m crossing my fingers he loves!
- We’re also going to add some shelves above the dog bed. I’m trying to find some brushed gold brackets for them to tie into the bed frame.
- I’d love to also get some brushed gold door pulls for the closet door as well. Maybe something like THESE?? Or do you think that’s overkill on the gold?
- I think I’m leaning towards white curtains, but I need to find some that are insulated and light-blocking. I like THESE, but for some reason I can’t pull the trigger on them.
- And then it’s just time to accessorize! I already bought my new comforter and some decorative items! I’d love to find a bench for the end of the bed and new lights for our nightstands.
Aaand I felt like I was close to done with this room until I started typing it out just now! I think because all the painting is finally done, it feels more manageable now! Thank goodness for the paint sprayer and EZ Twist to make that part at least a little bit faster!
I’ll be back soon with a more detailed tutorial on how we installed the crown molding and some more pictures once the carpet is installed!
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