Rainwashed Master Bedroom Reveal with Striped Feature Wall

This has been a rather long time coming, but I think I can say that our master bedroom is done, for now at least. There are a few things I want to tweak, and I might make some more bedding (with my mad sewing skills – ha!), but here it is…
The view into the bedroom from the living/dining room

The view into the bedroom from the living/dining room

Master bedroom makeover reveal with Sherwin Williams Rainwashed paint

Doors to the bathroom, walk-in closet and living rooms

We bought our bedroom furniture about four years ago, with money that my grandparents had saved for me as a child. It was expensive, but it will last years and years (I hope).

The mirror was a $60 Craigslist score, originally from Pottery Barn The mirror was a $60 Craigslist score, originally from Pottery Barn

The fabric painting over the dresser was a gift that my best friend brought back from a trip to Rwanda, and I bought the two photos from an artist who was selling them on the harbor in Dana Point, CA (near where my in-laws live). The bottom one is somewhere in Laguna Beach (which is where J proposed) and the top one is on Catalina Island (where we honeymooned and took our first family holiday after S arrived).

Hanging over the bed is a painting of Kingsand, Cornwall, a little fishing village where I spent summers with my family growing up. I love this picture – it was hanging in the living room but it looked a bit lost against the greige walls – it’s much happier here.

The moth orchid was a Valentine’s gift from J and the other plant is a type of dracaena, which are very good at filtering pollutants from the air according to the NASA Clean Air Study.
Pottery Barn Farmhouse dresser

The white thing lurking under the dresser is Richard the Roomba (robot vacuum) – it’s the only place he’s safe from our little button pusher

The painting took a long time, but it was worth every minute. The main wall color is Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams. It changes with the light and looks green or blue depending on the time of day. The stripes took me a while but they’re subtle and fun and they make the room, I think. I’ll post more about that little project soon.

I haven’t shown you what it looked like before, have I? Well, this was it when we moved in:

And this was it a few weeks ago (when I was testing paint colors):
It’s much better now, don’t you think?


  • Paint – Sherwin Williams Rainwashed; stripes are a mix of Rainwashed and Window Pane
  • Furniture – Pottery Barn Farmhouse collection
  • Lamps – Pier 1 Imports
  • Duvet cover and shams – Z Gallerie
  • Quilt – Target
  • Blue pillows – Pottery Barn
  • Pink bird pillow – Pier 1 Imports
  • Pink and orange pillow – gift
  • Baskets (under side tables) – Pottery Barn
  • Plate on wall and bowl on dresser – brought back from a trip to Spain
  • Book box (under orchid) – Z Gallerie
  • Vases on dresser – Goodwill/1730 Outlet/gift
  • Crysanthemum vase (on side table) – Anthropologie
  • Coaster and bowl (on side tables) – Anthropologie
  • Stone picture frame – Habitat
  • Mirror – Pottery Barn via Craigslist


  1. May 31, 2011 / 4:21 pm

    Beautiful transformation! I really like the paint colors and stripes. They look perfect with the gorgeous lamps!

  2. October 1, 2011 / 1:34 am

    Such a beautiful room! I love the stripes and the pop of coral on the bed. I had my eye on that little vase from Anthro… too cute!! I love that you really warmed up the industrial space you started with. Bravo!