Lowe’s Bedroom Makeover: Choosing a Paint Color

Bridget & CaseyOctober 3, 2016 Comments

It’s Monday morning, which means we are OFFICIALLY done with the Lowe’s master bedroom makeover. Ahhhh. I think we’re still both a bit slap happy from the combined excitement and exhaustion. It was a loooong, but good great, weekend!

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-8We cannot wait to show you the big reveal this Thursday, but until that post is all ready to go we wanted to chat about the paint colors we used for this new space. Lowes_Fall_Makeover_BEFORE_April_Mike_Bedroom-10

When Mike & April moved into their home in the spring, their master bedroom was a light green color. It’s actually a pretty shade of green (we don’t have the exact name of the color), but it wasn’t quite their style. Plus, they were excited to get some fresh paint on the walls to really make their bedroom feel clean and new.

Lowes_Fall_Makeover_BEFORE_April_Mike_Bedroom-13Oh and did we mention that allllll of the outlet covers were painted over in green paint. Ugh. Seriously the worst. So besides giving the space a coat of fresh paint, we would need to change out all 7 (!) of the outlets and switches to a crisp white.

paint-color-swatches-diy-bloggerAfter chatting with the couple, they told us that they wanted a nice neutral gray on the walls. Yeah we’re pretty sure they’re our dream “client.” Light neutral gray? You’re speaking our language here, people! After seeing their space in person, we decided that we wanted a light warm gray to brighten up the space.

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-2So what did we go with? Valspar’s Filtered Shade in a matte sheen.

bedroom_rug_pillows_benchYou may remember this color from Bridget’s master bedroom. It’s a gorgeous gray with just a hint of warmth and she has absolutely loved it ever since she re-painted.

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-3We figured we couldn’t go wrong with this trusty hue, and we were excited to try it out in a matte sheen to give the entire room a more luxurious feel. There’s just something about matte paint that seems more high-end to us. Do you feel the same?

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-7Anyways, we actually gave April & Mike some homework before the weekend makeover to get their bedroom all painted. That way our volunteers could come in on Saturday, and we could focus our efforts on other tasks to get this space completed in 24 hours!

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-4But the walls didn’t just need painting, all of the trim & doors needed to be painted white too. Oh boy. Lots of painting taking place in this master bedroom. Lucky for us, Bridget’s dad (who is a professional painter!) generously offered his services to help us get the trim done before our Saturday makeover day. So all last week he visited the home after work to get the trim painted and ready #dadsarethebest

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-6What a lifesaver! It looks 1000000x better with the fresh white paint on the trim, windows, and doors. Because the wood trim was varnished, we had to sand the trim to rough it up ahead of time and then used a Kilz Primer to prep it before paint. It took the 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of Valspar’s Ultra White to get everything looking fresh and crisp. But it was well worth it!

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Isn’t the gray looking good?! Even in these progress pictures the room already looks so much brighter and bigger!

lowes_makeover_paint_progress-9We’ll be back on Thursday with the entire room reveal. Until then we have about 1,000 after pictures to edit #nojoke.

We hope today’s post gave you a mini teaser to tide you over until then. And guys….it’s so good. We literally can’t wait to show you!!!

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  • Can’t wait to see the finished room! Love the color 🙂

  • Can’t wait to see the finished room! Love the color 🙂

  • Laura Leigh Stroud

    When you prep for painting…do you still wash and clean the walls like the old days? Or does the prime now eliminate that step in the prep work?

    • Paint technology has come a long way, so most of the time you do not need to wash the walls. However, if there is a smell issue (cigarette smoke), or if it’s really sticky/dirty (kitchen or high traffic area), you may want to wash it down before starting!

  • Trang

    I love the filtered shade gray. I painted this in my closet room and it’s beautiful. You just can’t go wrong with gray. I have some shade of gray in every room in my house; so calming to me.

  • Trang

    I love the filtered shade gray. I painted this in my closet room and it’s beautiful. You just can’t go wrong with gray. I have some shade of gray in every room in my house; so calming to me.

  • Summer Hogan

    That’s what is in my bedroom!!! I feel like it has an unexpected tint of lavender but I LOVE it!

  • Summer Hogan

    That’s what is in my bedroom!!! I feel like it has an unexpected tint of lavender but I LOVE it!

  • Such a NICE shade of grey ! Can’t wait for the full room reveal !
    I’ll be doing my bedroom paint as well in the days to come ! Always nice to have a freshly coat of paint on the wall !

  • Such a NICE shade of grey ! Can’t wait for the full room reveal !
    I’ll be doing my bedroom paint as well in the days to come ! Always nice to have a freshly coat of paint on the wall !

  • Paint technology has come a long way, so most of the time you do not need to wash the walls. However, if there is a smell issue (cigarette smoke), or if it’s really sticky/dirty (kitchen or high traffic area), you may want to wash it down before starting!

  • I think I’m going to have to get a sample of this color and try on my walls, been looking for the perfect grey for our master bedroom too!

    • It’s a good one! We didn’t have time to do paint swatches on the wall for this space, so we had to rely on an old trusty gray! This one is good!

  • I think I’m going to have to get a sample of this color and try on my walls, been looking for the perfect grey for our master bedroom too!

    • It’s a good one! We didn’t have time to do paint swatches on the wall for this space, so we had to rely on an old trusty gray! This one is good!