“ Picked our Paint Colors! ! ! !(PICS) ”
My in-laws are coming in a few weeks so we have to turn our (currently still packed up and messy) guest bedroom into a beautiful room. So we called a painting service our agent recommended, and they came in and gave us such an awesome
quote that we actually asked them to do our main floor hall and living room!
We spent all weekend at Guiry's color and decorating to pick our paint colors and buy samples, and after a consultation with the paint lady who gave us the quote, we ended up with colors we never would have picked ourselves. But, she was
SO right. . .it really helps to get an expert eye. . .
For starters, our living room. It's currently a shade of 'grey-beige' and at night it turns into a very depressing, drab room. Ick. We wanted to warm it up, and *were* considering a beige color with one orange accent wall.
Well, paint lady came in and said 'no to either of those! The beige will cause the same drab color problem, and between the fireplace and the furniture there is way too much orange. . .go find a rich and warm blue, purple, or green
All I can say is that this woman is BRILLIANT, lol! We found a purple-tint gray and it is SO perfect in this room, I can't wait to see the 'after'! You can see the sample on the wall: it's from Benjamin Moore and it's called
(PLEASE excuse our mess. . .we're known for keeping a really clean/tidy house but after Christmas shopping yesterday the place looks like a warzone, lol!)
I love too how on the half wall behind the TV the purple-gray will break up the orange/yellow tones you see going into the other end of the house. .. .you can see where we put a sample there too, and a sample next to the window.
Then in the hallway, which is currently white, we were considering a taupe. Paint lady said 'nope, because taupe/beige is the same color as your tile. . .if you want contrast, try something in a green or blue neutral tone. . .'
Again, BRILLIANT advice. We ditched the 'taupe/beige' and found a beautiful green-gray that is really warm. . .I can't WAIT to see this go on the walls! Benjamin Moore Clarksville Gray. It's the lighter/top color sample:
White-balance is off in this photo, sorry. . .but that is the same green-gray you see above. . .
The back/stairway hall will stay white (for now) but the wall with the door is going green!
And finally, the guest bedroom. I wanted something natural, but chic, and upscale. So color here was key - I wanted yellow tones in the neutral, and then a really poppy accent color. . .found it last night in a Benjamin Moore color
called 'Hodley Red'. That will be paired with 'Shaker Beige' on the other walls.
On the sample, it's the upper right color painted over that horrific russet orange. . .
In this room I'll be using chocolate brown furniture and pillows (I'm getting a really nice slipper chair from Overstock.com) plus glass side tables and eventually I'll redo that headboard (it came from DH, but
it looks like it came from Grandma's house. . .lol!)
(hehehe, yes that's my wedding dress on the bed, lol!)
They are coming today to start - I can't wait to see it come together :)more »
“ Vent: 2011 frustration ”
sorry I just had to take a moment...
I am so tired of people telling me that I have a whole year till my wedding. Or that I can wait till later to work on stuff.
They assume I don't have a million other things to do in my regular everyday life.
Not only do I have 3 jobs, i'm trying to coordinate a cross country move (FI is stationed in KY) lose 30 lbs and plan a wedding.
Some stuff I won't be here for if i'm moving, so I'm trying to get as much done now as possible. Not to mention FI deploys in a month, and I will be doing all this by myself for a year!! Plus my date is 11.11.11. That's a popular date.
If I want to plan now, let me plan NOW!!more »