Freshening Up the Trim in the Master Bedroom

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Master bedroom at the MCC House
Hey, friends!  Today I’m sharing some photos of my NEVER BEFORE seen master bedroom at the MCC (Mint Chocolate Chip) House.  If you’re new, then the backstory on the house is {here}.

The upstairs is a large, open room that has space for a bed area and then a sitting area or office.  There’s also an updated bathroom and a large finished room that I use as a combination of storage and closet space.

Typical of the rest of this fun old house, the space is quaint and quirky.  There are lots of windows that overlook the green space that is our side yard, so I feel like I’m sleeping in the tree canopy.  It’s also perfectly private, so I don’t need any window coverings on that side of the room, and the light just streams in.

I already hung one of my chandeliers over the bed and have decorated a bit, but I have more plans for the room in the future.  Most of those plans involve paint, because that’s the quickest and easiest way to change the look of a room.

Master bedroom at the MCC House
We’ve worked exclusively with the folks at FrogTape® for several years now and they are my favorite painter’s tape.  Remember my master bathroom two houses ago?  Here’s a picture to refresh your memory:

Spa-like bathroom in aqua and grey | 11 Magnolia Lane

{See master bathroom post here}

I wouldn’t have been able to complete that project if it hadn’t been for FrogTape® and its PaintBlock® Technology, because the walls were textured, which makes it really tough to get a clean paint line.

If you’re wondering what exactly their PaintBlock® Technology is, well, it’s a super-absorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed and the need for touch-ups. The results are crisp, clean paint lines the first time, even on textured walls!

Master bedroom at the MCC House
Now, back to the master bedroom.  My challenge for this project was to work with the 2017 FrogTape® Design Trends created by Taniya Nayak for FrogTape®. Since everyone has their own unique style, they’re highlighting six different design trends that are hot right now.  They are: Haute Homemade, Inter-woven, Luscious Layers, Modern Morphing, Nature’s Influence, and Timeless Touch.

I had fun trying to decide what my style for this room is; I think it’s a mixture of Haute Homemade and Luscious Layers, with just a dash of Timeless Touch in there, too. Haute Homemade is a perfect fit for me since as you all know, I’m a pretty dedicated thrift store shopper.

This gorgeous full-length gold mirror is from a flea market in Tennessee and I scored it for only $50 (many thanks to friend Carolyn for transporting it home for me in her minivan!!).

Master bedroom at the MCC House 
The vintage brass swing-arm sconces are thrifted, too, as is the little statue of Diana on my nightstand, and the Limoges platter under the picture frames.

Master bedroom at the MCC House
Luscious Layers is also right up my style alley because I love to build a room that’s full of different colors, textures, and finishes.  I never buy matching bedding, rather I purchase coordinating pieces and create my own look.  The bedding, pillows, and bedskirt below are from five different stores!

The first step in this space was to touch up the white trim.  As you know, this home is about a hundred years old, and so there’s lots of chipping and peeling paint, and areas that just need a little freshening.  While I’ll probably paint the walls next, the trim needed more immediate attention.

Master bedroom at the MCC House
 I taped on the walls to get a clean line on the trim.  While I didn’t photograph this part, I also put tape on the hardwood floors to protect them so I could paint the quarter-round.

Frog Tape
Burnishing the edges of the tape with your finger ensures that the tape is properly bonded to the surface resulting in sharp paint lines, so don’t skip this step!

I was lucky to find the paint for the existing trim color in the basement (Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White); freshening up the trim made a huge difference in the room:

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 When I paint the walls, I’ll use FrogTape® Delicate Surface Painter’s Tape on the trim, since it’s a recently painted surface.  That way, when I pull the tape off, the paint won’t come with it.

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I’ll be back next with a full list of sources for this space; in the meantime, thanks for stopping by!

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  1. This room is looking good, what a fun space.

  2. KittyLuvr says

    I am a huge Frog tape fan!!! And I just love all the tips you are giving but the best thing that you share is your positive attitude about this time that your family is apart….more than paint, more than thrift shop finds, your positive attitude on both sides of your family brings such a sweet spirit to your blog post! Thx for sharing that!

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