Monday, April 2, 2012

Office Painting is Finished!

We finally settled on a color and finished the painting in our office/playroom.  
Just for a reminder, here's the before-

and a few afters-

The color is "Wrought Iron" by Martha Stewart mixed in Glidden.  

Martha Stewart Living 8 oz. Wrought Iron Interior Paint Tester

I still need to switch out some accessories, style the bookshelves and hang things on the walls, but we're really liking the change.

Here was my dilemma-this is what I thought I would love for a fun punch of color.  
It's called "Realm" by Behr.  

BEHR Ultra 8 oz. Realm Interior/Exterior Paint Tester # S-H-500
I was unsure as it started going on but kept thinking..."maybe another coat and it will look better."  I mean, look how cute it is in this bathroom:

Design Sponge

When we were finished we felt like we were underwater. Seriously, at night the entire room would have a greenish-blue glow.  

Sometimes now matter how many colors you consider or how many samples you try, it still comes out wrong.  Oh well, one more gallon and another hour spent re-painting and we had something we were happy with.  We also did switch to flat paint rather than the eggshell and that helped tremendously on the ceiling.

Here's what I'm the most excited about in the new room-

I DIY'd a drum shade for my chandy!  
I'll tell you more about it and show you how I did it tomorrow.  
Happy Monday!

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  1. Jennifer! Good is so fresh and crisp looking. And that drum shade..LOVE...I so will be stalking to see the very second that post comes out!!!!

  2. Did you hear me scream when I saw that shade! Love both shades!! :) Fabulous job, sweet friend!

  3. Jennifer, this is such an amazing color! The trim in this room is beautiful and the color compliments it perfectly. Great job!

  4. Heart be still - I lovvvve the blue ceiling!! It's so lovely and dramatic! And the shade looks fabulous on your chandelier!!

  5. LOVE it!! It turned out gorgeous! I so love the idea of painting a ceiling!


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