black bedroom, yay or nay?

it’s no surprise that i’m drawn to all things black. my wardrobe is black. my kitchen is black. my doors are black. most home accessories i choose are black. it is what it is. i have no shame in my black game.

on that note, i’m thinking of painting our bedroom black. i really considered painting our tiny bathroom black two years ago but decided to hold off (still uncertain i made the right decision on that. i’m thinking of repainting that room too). i’ve briefly thought of painting the bedroom black on many occasions but usually write it off because i’m paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong decision. it’s just paint though, right? i also just realized that i never followed up on the bedroom after all the work i put into it in 2016. it looks quite different then it did the last time i showed you. for one, we have a real bed like real adults. and curtains!

do y’all know shavonda? because she is my favorite thing to have ever happened to instagram. she is a beautiful & hilarious human. ryan, blame her for my inspiration to paint the bedroom again. her living room is flat black & it gives me all of the feels. i heard a designer say once that if you’re room gets a lot of natural light, you can get away with any color on the walls. well, our tiny little bedroom has 4 good sized windows so i think that means that i have no rules. now i have to decide where to start & stop with the paint. i’m loving the floor to ceiling, trim to windows, all black look.

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what do y’all think? would you do it? would you dare to paint the entire room black or just the walls?

updates in black

things are slow-going at the house. okay fine, the progress is pretty much non-existent right now. i have no reason for this other than that i just haven't been working on it. we're currently sporting open shelving in the kitchen because i have yet to finish painting the fronts of the doors. they're just sitting, piled up on our counters & taking over half of the living room. i desperately want our house to be put back together but obviously not too badly.

i am so happy with the bottom cabinets though. i love the black & i love the brushed nickel hardware on the black. i contemplated doing black hardware but i think i made the right decision. 

cabinet latches. why don't more people use latches? i love them so much, especially if you're in an older house, get on board with the latches. i find them so beautiful in the simplest way. (i took these before i had done any touch-ups.)

 

in another part of the house, black makes me happy too. i haven't shared anything about it in a very long time... the bedroom. one day i'll maybe actually finish a post about it but for now, this is where we're at. i'm never certain about any of my decisions that are bedroom related. i know what i like but figuring out how to incorporate what i like into what also works for our house & how we live, that i struggle with. the debate in my head about beds & whether i want a real one or not is constant. that debate is closely followed by "what if i tried a dark deep color on the walls to make it cozy". it's a never ending cycle. i've mostly learned to just ignore it & do whatever i want in the moment. sometimes it works. sometimes i end up buying a bed frame & headboard, only to sell it about 6 months later. eh!

one thing i did finally settle on is that i needed a dresser in the bedroom. i haven't had one in years. i've been storing my folded laundry inside of baskets in a cabinet in the other bedroom. in the other bedroom where none of my other clothes or belongings live. i know that it doesn't make sense but the minimalist in me had refused to by something unless i knew what it was i was looking for.

well, i found this antique dresser last month & it's exactly what i'd been looking for. it took months & months to find something that checked all the boxes for what i wanted:

  • small enough to fit well between the doors but big enough to hold the tv
  • two drawers
  • long legs so that it was up off the floor
  • antique
  • under $200 - preferably under $100
  • & a plus if it still has casters!

i finally found this at an antique store/flea market & knew when i saw the casters that i had to jump on it. my only problem? i can't figure out how i feel about the finish. the drawers are beautiful but the base is some sort of pinkish tinted whitewash. i actually don't hate it but it doesn't feel right to me & i have no idea what to do with it. do i try sanding it all down to its natural state & staining it? do i paint it? what color? i've been living with it, hoping that the longer i did, an answer would come to me but i'm not any closer to a solution that i feel good about.

on the other hand, those black doors always make me so happy to see. if only i could finally settle on what i want the rest of the room to do...