Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Grace's Room Reveal

I was finally able to take some better pictures of Grace's room. Let's get to the before.

And now the after

Another before

And After

She's already put her mark on the bulletin board with her pics and calendar

I painted the drawers to this dresser dark purple but no picture of that yet.

Here's the rest of the room.

I made some jewelry hangers out of picture frames I got at Hobby Lobby. I have to say the chevron closet door is my favorite thing in the whole room! I'll have a tutorial on that in the next week.

I gave Grace the ric rac and butterflies and asked her to embellish this lampshade. She did an awesome job!
This mirror was my favorite find when I was out shopping. I really wanted to keep it, but it doesn't go with my decor. My boys would have had something to say if I hung a pink mirror. Some day I will have a girlie room in my house just for me and I'll hang a pink mirror!!
And there you have it. Done!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sneak Peek Grace's Room Reveal

Here's a sneak peak of the teen girl bedroom I recently completed. I'm hoping to get back back over there for real pics at the end of this week.

The distressed chevron closet doors are my favorite thing in the room.  I'll give a tutorial on how I did these later this week. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 1, 2013

How I Pick Paint Colors

Today I was picking paint colors for a baby boy nursery I'm working on. It features this dog fabric that is so adorable.

I thought you might like to know MY process for picking paint colors. I always start with my main fabric. This dog print will be panels and a crib skirt. I might throw in a couple of pillows around the room too.  I'll put denim with it and hopefully I'll be able to find a coordinating stripe or polka dots. With all that, the paint colors will come from the dog fabric.

I want two colors for this nursery. The main wall color and an accent stripe. So out came the paint strips.

I tried to match up the greige color.

I matched up the dog bodies and then went a couple of shades lighter.  I thought the exact color was a bit dark and blah for a babies room, so I settled with Sherwin Williams Proper Gray.
Then I matched up the blue for the accent color that will be a wide stripe.

The blue will be almost the same as one of the blues in in the fabric. Since it's just an accent color it can be a little brighter and have some POW.

There it is! That's how I pick paint colors. Everyone has their own process and there is no right or wrong. This is just what works for me.

This room will be installed the first week of May when the mother is in the hospital giving birth. I will only have a few days, so everything will have to be ready to go.

Linking up to The Sunday Showcase, Keeping it Simple, Homestories A to Z and Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday.