Remember about a zillion years ago when I told you all I was helping my mom redo my parent’s master bedroom? And then, you know, I went all radio silent about it? Well, today is the day! Don’t get too excited we aren’t nearly finished, but we had a million setbacks in this room.
And when I say setbacks, I mean we possibly spent way more time sending each other pins on pinterest and dog-earing design magazines than, you know actually doing anything :) We finally decided it was time for some action and picked a paint color.
Remember the BEFORE? It was time for the drab green to go….
We knew we wanted a very pale light and airy blue in here, but also a blue that would coordinate with the pops of navy we are planning on. I hit up my local Ace Hardware on the hunt for the perfect blue.
Lucky for me Ace Hardware is unveiling their new Paint Studio this month! The Paint Studio is sooooo nice, I love how well lit it is, so you can really get a good feel for the color. I’m like a kid in a candy store in there, they have everything displayed so perfectly, it’s hard to pick just one color.
So I picked 243…ok well maybe not that many, but I did take quite a few paint chips home with me. We quickly zeroed in on these fab Clark+Kensington color palettes.
I loved that they paired the pale blue right next to a navy, so we could get a feel for how well they were going to work together. We got a few sample cans, (they sell them for just $4.99 – perfect for trying a color out) since I have major paint color anxiety when it comes to blue.
I wanted to avoid the “congratulations it’s a boy!” feeling that light blue can sometimes have.
The winner was Peek O’ Blue 1016 in eggshell by Clark+Kensington, are you ready for the AFTER shot??
Can you believe the change? My mom is in love with it (and my dad is just happy to not have a thousand paint chips taped to his walls). It is so calming in here now and you really notice the great architecture of the room. I also have to add, besides the paint covering the green up beautifully, it hardly smelled like paint in here. Totally love this paint.
Like I said we are just getting started in here, so don’t get too attached to anything. It will have new flooring, a new bed and an amazing plan for built-in bookcases around the bed. Just concentrate on the bedding and the wall color for the time being.
We actually painted their master bath, bedroom and sitting room, because they are all open to each other. Here’s a sneak peek at the sitting room too…
The little wicker love seat in here might look familiar, since I borrowed the matching chairs that she had in storage for my family room. I made the unfortunate mistake of mentioning how good said chairs would look back in this room, now that it’s painted…
So their extended stay at my house has come to an end (boo!). I know, I’m such a good daughter to return my mother’s own chairs to her :)
If you’re new here, I should mention my parents live just down the street from us on the lake, so of course I had to share their view too.
Stay tuned for more progress to come in this room, and I pinky swear it won’t take another 6 month…well fingers crossed anyways!
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