Monday, March 08, 2010

The BM of 2010...Phase 2 aka There's No Turning Back Now

Well, we agonized, compared, changed our minds a bazillion times and then picked a bless-ed paint color.

And I have never been so unsure of anything in all my life.

We ended up with Palisade Blue by Valspar. It was the one swatch I picked up to look at 4 times...not knowing what it was. That was our sign.

And while I do like the change, it's just very blue.

I had wanted to lean in more towards gray but, having a small bedroom, we walked a fine line between calm, soothing respite and The Dark Cave of Despair and Sadness.

ON THE SWATCH, this color seemed to offer some gray but not too much. Then, we bring it home and the gray goes MIA.

Ok, I see a little....but not much.

It was hard picking pictures to post because the color looks so different in different lights.

For instance, when we turn the lights looks blue. When we turn most of the lights and close the looks blue with a smidge of (imaginary) gray.

Anyway, it's on the walls and Josh has thoroughly assured me that there will be no more painting.

(I'm not sure why he feels so strongly about that because I am the picture of pleasantness when painting with two small children under foot.)

See? Pleasant.

Oh! And, I also thought it would be fun to attempt spray painting furniture. Now, don't scoff. I know it doesn't sound like a good idea. And, on my part, it wasn't.

I learned that I have absolutely no forearm or index finger strength whatsoever. I can do about 6 passes across before my finger needs a break. Today, my arm is sore....and it's my strong arm! The one that has lugged around a child for 3 1/2 years now!

But I live with a super hero.

And his superpower is awesomeness.

(this is what he tells me)

(and the proof is in the pudding...which is good because we have a full sized dresser and an armoire to go)

Thank you, dear.

Here's the makeover mascot...

All this blue is making me realize that we are going to need a lot of warmth. So I'm pretty decided on an upholstered, tufted headboard in a warm neutral.

Similar to this, but probably a simple, rectangle shape. I'm really excited about it because my friend is going to help me do it. :)

(But I should tell you, I have no idea when we'll start on it....remember...I am nothing if not a procrastinator. But hopefully it won't be too long.)

I also plan on getting a big framed mirror for one wall, and somehow arranging some of the stuff we had on the walls before.

Thoughts? Revelations? I-told-you-so's?


Spirit of Adoption said...

looks great!!! ; )

Corey said...

I love it!! I don't think it looks too blue at all. And I really love Valspar paint. That might sound dumb, but when Chris and I painted almost every room in his entire house, all we used was Valspar. It is high quality paint, if you ask me. And as for spray painting furniture, we did that too. I have a delightful set of side tables that Chris spray painted black for me. I'm currently using them as nightstands, and I think they look lovely. Not as nice as your nightstand (I see why Josh is jealous), but functional, nonetheless. Anywho, it all looks great. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Ashley said...

Looks awesome! good job :D

stacey said...

i was hoping you would post pics soon! i really like the color. tell josh to come paint his pregnant older sister's house since he's so awesome. :)

Kelly said...

I think it looks great, Dana! Can't wait to see what happens next!

Eileen said...

haha...I was wondering how Saturday finished for you! I was going to call you today and see how it went! Looks great!

Meghann said...

I think it looks great. I used a similar color in the 'guest/kid' bedroom but it was a little more gray but also Valspar. I think you picked a lovely color. I love the black side table and the idea of a tufted headboard. Excited to see it in person :)

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