Thursday, March 28, 2013

It truly is amazing...

So, as is fairly typical for me, I painted a room during my week off.  Here is the guest bedroom prior to the new paint...





The lighting isn't great, but you get the picture.  The paint color was original to the house (and most of the house is the very same color).  So, the paint wasn't in terrible condition, but it was a flat finish and six years old (and not doing anything for the decor in the room).  I pulled a gray from the new fabric that will be going on the windows in here, and went a bit lighter to get the wall color.  I went with Sherwin Williams "Amazing Gray,"  and it is officially amazing!


The IKEA dresser was assembled by Andy.  The directions are never the best, but he did a great job!


This bedroom is very much the same set up from the last house, but I like the wall color much better.  Much less blue--more gray.  


Other than the dresser, the only thing I purchased for the room is the new coverlet.  It's a subtle chevron design and super soft--thank you, TJ Maxx!


In case anyone wonders, I used SW's Cashmere paint.  Do NOT let me buy any other paint if I can help it!  It goes on like butter.  It makes trimming out so much easier--the paint literally glides off the brush where it needs to go (I am not the best trimmer, so this is huge!).


You may or may not recognize the yellow lamps from our previous dining room.  I like them a lot better in this room.


Again, not sure if the pictures do the change justice, but it completely changed the feel of the room.  The moldings look whiter and the carpet looks cleaner...funny how wall paint can do that.  I cannot wait to get the curtains up in here--it will be such a fun pop of color!  A taste of the fabric for the curtains...



As I told Andy last night, it's the finished product that keeps me coming back for more paint.  It immediately makes a room feel more like us, and it goes a long way to making a room feel fresh and clean.  However, this was the easier bedroom to begin the painting saga with.  Meet Van Gogh's Starry Night...


Oh, wait.  That's the other guest bedroom.  And the stickers are also on the doors and the windows!  So before any painting can even begin in this room, Goo-Gone and I have to become close friends. :( 

We'll see how far I get with that today...

1 comment:

  1. I just happened across your blog because I am using the same paint color. Beautiful room!

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