Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Compromise

I know it's tiny but this is the color Dean is painting our master bedroom.

I really wanted white however Dean was worried about hand prints. Not just the kids messy little hands but his big messy hands also. He works construction all day and no matter how much he washes his hands they always look dirty. He's notorious for leaving black marks on the fridge and cupboards. Sometimes the doors and walls. So last night we went to Lowe's to pick out the color of our room. I took before pictures and will post them this weekend. I'm so excited with the color change. If I couldn't have white walls this is the next best thing. Dean picked it out & it was very close to the color I had chosen so we went for it. It is called Lyndhurst Gallery Beige & it's from the Valspar Historic Preservation Collection of paints. I like that it had more of a grey base rather than a peach or purple undertone. It really looks great on the walls. So much nicer than the mustard yellow & muted ketchup red.

Dean really wanted to get our room painted before the baby came. We wanted the smell to be gone and also a calmer environment for him to sleep in. I love the fact that everything looks so good with it. It's pretty neutral so we can do so much with art and different accessories. Because we don't have a bedroom set yet, when we can afford to buy one the sky's the limit. Pretty much any wood finish will match. I'm also hoping to use some of the scrap moulding that he has left over from other projects to make frames for some of the art canvases I have. They would just need a nice coat of black spray paint and everything would have a real finished look to it. I'll keep you posted on that little project.

Dean should be finished painting our room tomorrow. Then on to the girls pink monster of a room. I can't wait to share the pictures with you this weekend!


Elissa said...

oh, any fresh coat of paint is a clean slate! i love that about painting something, even knowing that it WILL, inevitably, get marked up one way or another. so excited for you! can't wait to see pictures.. did you do before and afters? we were so determined to blot out how bad most of this house was that we neglected to take a lot of before pics. i wish we had more of them to show all the hard work that we (mostly mike) did!

Feather said...

although white is lovely, i think it works best in magazines, not home with kids! i think this color will be a simple palette for your bedroom. light, yet with some color. i'm excited to see the results!
still no baby, huh?

Ruth said...

I like that color. It's a nice neutral and calming color. You can add so much to it in your decor.


Vicky said...

That's very similar to the color in my sunroom and kitchen. I've also used in on my crown moulding throughout the house. White looks really good with it! GL with all of the work. Take care...I know you're time is getting closer!

Amy R. said...

Congrats on your new home! How exciting! Can't wait to see your master bedroom all dressed in her fresh coat of paint. There is nothing better! I moved in here just 3 weeks before my baby came too. I know you are tired. Hang in there!