While my husband was off to a wedding in California, I stayed home and took the opportunity to paint the guest room.
In spite of the lovely
diaper inspiring color choice that was already there, I really wanted a light gray color on the walls, one which would complement a chevron gray and yellow rug with matching curtains.
Instead of buying samples, I made another impulse buy-Valspar’s “Comet Dust” wasn’t quite the gray I was hoping for. That’s what happens when you are in a hurry-things don’t quite work out as planned. But thats because planning got thrown out of the process . . .
Instead of a nice medium gray, I now had more of a baby blue. So much for gray and yellow. Maybe thats a good thing? I think it still qualifies as a neutral. At any rate, it’s still a huge improvement upon its predecessor.
Even though I was doing this at night while the kids slept, I managed to make enough noise to wake up Tiger boy (probably whilst swearing at myself for buying baby blue). Unbeknownst to me he walked in and promptly got paint in his hair before asking me why I wasn’t in bed.
I found it the next morning after his shower. Talk about difficult to remove!! Ice didn’t work, shampoo didn’t work . . . Occasionally I would hold him steady and work on pulling it out by hand, but he protested enough that I finally let it alone, and a few weeks later it was gone.
Since the gray was the wrong color, I ordered a pair of plain, white curtains from Amazon. The grommets are a sort of antiqued gold color instead of the chrome or silver I was going for, but you can hardly tell.
Instead of yellow and gray, I am beginning to think that the slight blue/gray color would look better with coral and gold, or maybe coral and antique gold? I’ll figure it out.
Doesn’t it look nice?
Future needs for this room: Replace the closet doors with bifold, replace the bedroom door, redo the hardwood floors, whitewash the bed, and find a cheap pair of side tables and matching lamps. I will try to use some of the decor I currently have to decorate the walls.