You may already know (from this blog and my social media) that I’ve been a tad obsessed with white walls throughout our family home lately. Since moving to our new-build home 12 months ago I have been busy turning all the pre-painted magnolia into modern, contemporary white and enjoying seeing the transformation. It’s made our home light and bright.
But there’s only so much brilliant white that I can live with, and I desperately wanted to go for something more classic and cosy for our master bedroom. Especially with Autumn & Winter approaching too.
The bed in there (a few years old) is a light-brown leather; Chesterfield style. The furniture is black from Ikea. The overall look and feel is quite masculine.
Valspar got in touch with me via Mumsnet recently and asked a few bloggers to make a video regarding trying out their ‘scrubbable’ paint. Of course I said that I’d be delighted to try it out! The paint sounds fantastic for family life and I was excited to pick a colour for the master bedroom.
The brief was to makeover a feature wall so I went for the wall that our bed sits against; the wall you see first when you enter the room.
I decided to try out their colour-match process and selected a lovely cushion we owned in duck egg blue. I took the twins along to our local B&Q and the Valspar expert matched us a paint up. Then it was home to paint!
The paint covered the wall so well, I only needed one coat and then just a bit of touching up afterwards. So pleased with it!
I used a masking tape (Frog Tape) for the wall edges and to make sure it didn’t go into the ceiling and I HIGHLY recommend it. It cut down my painting time drastically. I’ve painted a lot of walls in my time and it’s the best one I’ve ever used.
Valspar claims that their paint can be fully scrubbed (removing any dirty marks) and I was sceptical at first, but it really is hard-wearing! After a few weeks of complete drying we wiped the wall pretty hard with a baby wipe and no paint came off.
Here you can watch the full video of the three bloggers involved (including us) produced by Mumsnet in association with Valspar – and find out how we got on!
Love, Jess x