before we got married & i moved in, this was Thomas's room, so i don't have many before pictures. i did find one picture of the mantle, so i could show you the color it was before we got married. this is the only room that we painted before we got married. it was a really pretty green beforehand & we liked the color. however, we wanted a darker color for our room. since it had been his room before, we wanted to make the room feel different since it would be our room now & we wanted it to feel more "us'.
our bedroom has got to be the hardest room to take a picture of! the fact that the room is small & the position of the doors do not work in my favor. i got enough decent pictures to give you a feel of what our room looks like in its entirety.
i believe the before color is a Charleston green. the after color is called Juniper Berries - it's a dark teal color. it looks more greenish in this picture, but in real life it's more of a blue-ish. either way, it's a really pretty color & we love it a lot! i love having a mantle in our bedroom, too! you're probably wondering why we have a mantle in our bedroom, though, and that would be a good inquiry! when Thomas bought the house, this room was actually the dining room - see through door & all. they changed out doors & he made this one of the two bedrooms. i'm pretty sure that this room was always a dining room & they just had an fireplace in it, because there's also a closed in fireplace in our living room, just not a mantle.
i don't have pictures of the whole room before & after, but you can kinda get the feel for it just from the mantle pictures. i'm not going to call my husband out for being a slob, because he really isn't. he's one of the cleanest guys i know & if he starts on a cleaning spree he's gonna finish it - even if that means staying up cleaning until 2am the night before my parents come over for the first time (as a hypothetical example). but, with me being almost an hour away during our engagement & having surgery that kept me at home for a month, he was barely at his house to clean it. & when he did clean, his bedroom was last on the priority list. so, this room had a complete makeover & it looks so awesome now! (besides the fact that we desperately need to redo the flooring!)