Did you have the type of parents that switched your room around the second you left for college? Or were yours the sentimental kind, that kept everything in it’s place for when you visited home, or because it’s your room and always will be?
We definitely had the mom who COMPLETELY transformed our rooms while we practically had one foot out the door, and it always drove us crazy when we came home during the summers. Well, apparently I’m my mothers daughter, because over the weekend, this happened.
This is very much an “in progress” post, but yes, that’s Paige’s old newly-repainted room which will now serve as the guest bedroom. I feel terrible and amazing at the same time. I clearly get the need to redecorate things all. the. time. gene from my mom, and that’s what made me do it. That’s my excuse for now anyway : )
It started Friday night while I was sitting at home alone deciding which project to start next. Fifteen minutes later I was picking up Chinese food (I got asked how many chop-sticks and cookies I needed for my order) and staring at paint swatches from the store while watching bride night shows. It was the epitome of girly-ness. Oh and I forgot my cat who was with me on the couch. This story is slowly turning more and more depressing sounding.
But it gets better! After narrowing it down to two the next morning, I ended up with a couple Pinterest mass favorites- Edgecomb Gray and Revere Pewter.
I figure since it is a rental, I have the freedom to try out colors here, and whenever the day I get my own house is, I will have a few good ideas of likes & dislikes. With that in mind, I decided on the lighter Edgecomb Gray because the room is so small, and got it color matched to Valspar Medallion paint (they were out of the Benjamin Moore base).
Then bright at early on Sunday, Matt and I got to painting! Just like the rest of the house, I cut in the trim while he rolled. We’re practically pro’s (only in our heads) after redoing every single room at some point.
It took two coats and a few touch ups to cover the bright blue (very impressed!) and in only a few hours I had a completely different looking room.
As a refresher, the room started out as this…
And then it got a fun paint job with Sherwin William’s Blissful Blue when Paige moved in…
And now it’s on it’s third life with Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray and being used as a guest bedroom. It may look similar to the original color butletmetellyou it’s not. The original used to be white, but had yellowed after years of smoking and just pure age. The new color is fresh, clean and surprisingly cozy for being such a light color.
And of course, with new paint comes a whole new set of to-do’s!
– Rearrange the furniture placement and bring in a 3rd bolder accent color (check!)
– Hem and spice up the plain white curtains to hide those old and tired vertical blinds blinds
– Create artwork for wall next to the closet
– Remove the huge dresser and replace with a fun chair/table/tbd
I already have some ideas and am hoping to get them knocked out this week so stay tuned : )
What do you think? Have you given Edgecomb Gray or Revere Pewter a try after seeing all of the pictures on Pinterest?
Melissa @ aprudentlife says
Looks great! We almost used Revere Pewter in our dining room, but went with Gray Cashmere instead.
Thanks Melissa! Ben Moore makes so many pretty colors it’s always hard to decide which one to pick… Gray Cashmere is a beautiful color as well!