And it’s officially week two! One week down, five more to go : ) If you’re here from Calling it Home, welcome! We’re taking on our guest bedroom, and the before pictures along with our plans are all explained in our week one post! If not, be sure to head over there to check out this weeks designer updates and participants!
This week we managed to check off a couple of boxes- pulling together some linens, and slapping some paint on the walls! Never quite understood that phrase, but wouldn’t that be nice if it was that simple : )
As a reminder, we’re on a strict shopping budget for this project, so knowing that I had multiple leftover gray paints downstairs, I took to mixing different colors until I got something similar to my vision.
This particular mixture is about 2/3 of a gallon of BM Stonington Gray, 3/4 of a quart of Behr’s Magnet, and about a cup of pure white. The white is because my first try came out too dark, but we will just call it intentional!
All that’s required is lots and lots of mixing!
I was really tempted to dip my nails in to see if I could marble them like Pinterest, but I wisely kept stirring : ) Mixing paint is a great way to use up those leftovers left in storage, and as long as you keep a small container of the original color for any touchups, you can’t go wrong!
I absolutely love how the color turned out- it’s a medium to dark gray, and changes color in the light. It’s just slightly lighter than BM’s Granite- I’ll have to color match it and report back!
Next, as you can see, we pulled together some bedding! The tan duvet on our mood board from IKEA and colorful pillows (from Target last year- I can’t seem the find them online!) were purchased awhile ago to use in the living room, but I never really loved them there and think they will work so much better in this space. Our house is slowly being taken over by a mixture of tans and grays with pops of color and I love it : )
The metallic throw pillow was stolen from another room and was originally from Marshalls! I am still looking for the perfect throw for the bottom of the bed, and the white curtains are a quick iron away from being up as well!
So far, I’ve managed to keep my wallet in my purse by mixing leftover paints and shopping the linen closet for bedding and curtains, and we’ve crossed 2 1/2 things off of our to-do list:
Paint Bedding Window treatments
- Wood accent wall behind bed
- Build 2 nightstands
- Build a bench
- Add seating
- New light fixture
- Add area rug
- Add lamps
- DIY bedskirt
That’s all for this week- be sure to come back next week for details on our wood “headboard” wall feature! I can’t wait to share : )
What do you think so far? Have you ever mixed your own paint color? How did it turn out? I’d love to hear the colors you came up with!
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