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In the navy


If I had a DIY blog- which I would not ever have because I am so terrible at photographing the process and follow through of various millions of projects, but anyway – it would be called DIY After Dark. Because I honestly begin most of my projects after 10:30 pm on any given night.

Last night it was painting our bedroom navy. I only got two walls done (and no cutting in) before I needed to go chip away at a few long overdue writing assignments, so this morning I woke up and was like WHAT THE WHAT?

Similarly, when Adam came to bed last night he was like OH! OH. WOW. I…I’m sure it’ll look good when you’re done!

The middle part of any painting project is made up of 100% fear and regret. The first coat is always patchy and looks like shit, the colour itself is muddled against the virulent green of painters tape and unpainted walls, plus your room looks very flop-housy while everything is getting done.

But I’ve done this enough times to have confidence in my colour choice. NAVY, Man!

If only so I can have a legit reason to buy a sailor hat and drag out related puns for many blog post titles to come.

(I will try to properly DIY this because I took a whole bunch of Before pictures and I will try to pair them with their corresponding After pictures. For once in my life)

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  • Reply Bec November 12, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    My office is navy, it looks like a tiny cave, but it’s so cozy and beautiful with the lamps on and pretty pillows on the comfy couch… Lovely choice!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine November 12, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      Yes I think cave like is the goal. I’ve never done a really dark room before but it feels very cozy!

  • Reply vkhanel November 12, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Can I ask for the exact paint colour? I’ve been waiting to paint our bedroom dark blue…and haven’t found the exact right colour yet. Looks great, by the way!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine November 12, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      It’s called Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore (colour matched to Behr because I am the poors)

      It’s a gorgeous colour with greyish undertones and would look awesome accented with pinks/oranges. I love it.

      • Reply vkhanel November 12, 2014 at 1:39 PM

        Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply sara November 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Very sexy. Have you seen Jordan’s bedroom from ohhappyday? Her bedroom is black.

    • Reply sweetmadeleine November 17, 2014 at 12:08 AM

      Looked it up- that is BOLD! And people thought I was nuts for going so dark! It works though…gorgeous.

  • Reply juliegagen November 14, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Love the navy! My office wall is eggplant purple and I love it!

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