Allow me to rip off the bandaid.
I mean, a makeover, paint and all.
I want to emphasize that I’m fully mentally aware and capable of comprehending that this announcement has deemed me to be unhinged.
That aside, let me provide my rationale.
I completely transformed our bedroom in Spring of 2019. I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a douche, but “what color is your bedroom?!” has since become the most-asked question I receive and according to my IG & Pinterest analytics, it’s the most “saved” space I’ve renovated to-date.
Although there is some blue in Bowood and I’m sure the new headboard would look lovely against DeNimes, it’s not a look I’m particularly drawn to.
Additionally, and most importantly (can you sense the persuasion?), after living with DeNimes for 2 years, I realized I don’t enjoy having our bedroom painted a dark color.
So this makeover may seem impulsive of me but I promise it’s not, I’ve been ruminating on it for a while. The new headboard was the spark that lit a fire…and here I am, burning like a raging beach bonfire.
This is a good lesson on LRV (light reflective value), which I have an IG story highlight on. The LRV of DeNimes is ~20. For reference, pitch black is 0 and bright white is 100. So, De Nimes is dark, and our bedroom barely gets any sunlight. Which, is kinda dreary.
“Well, why did you originally choose the color?”
Because it’s the most beautiful paint color I’ve ever seen. And I didn’t think the darkness of it would get to me but, if I’ve learned something after my 30 years of existence, it’s that the darkness always gets to you.
One last thing…
As excited I am for this project, I wasn’t particularly excited about announcing it, because I know there will be…judgment. On one hand, I couldn’t give two shits about being judged. It’s our house and I’ll paint this bedroom a million times over if I want, and you can watch if you please.
On the other, I care about my “brand.” Then again, my brand is me – and I am unhinged. Off my granny-chic rocker.