Saturday, February 12, 2011

Paint, Paint, Paint

Just when we thought the paintbrushes were put away to dry. . .

I'm at it again.  Next up?  The downstairs hallway.  And breakfast room.  And entry.  And playroom upstairs.  And landing/computer area.  What colors?

For the breakfast room, the downstairs hallway, the entry, and the landing/computer area I've picked Valspar Laura Ashley Taupe 4.

We're starting in the downstairs hallway, which is not large.
It's really more trim than walls.  
I've also painted the backs of the built-in bookcase in that hallway blue.  
I can't wait to see it all together.

In the breakfast room we're going to do beadboard on the bottom half of the walls and the taupe on the top.

We did this in our first kitchen and I loved it.  
It's so easy to clean little fingerprints off of.
And it comes already painted, which is a huge time saver.

The stairway will be interesting.  
Because it's roughly 20 feet tall, and I don't want to die painting, or have my husband die painting.
My solution?  Leave that wall unpainted for now.

I'm going BOLD in the playroom.  
I'm going to do Olympic Paint's Field Poppy.

I was inspired by playroom pictures in the Land of Nod.  

The Land of Nod photos are Mythic Paint called "Have You Seen Tangerine?"  I'm not ordering gallons of paint online, because that seems a bit foolish.  I'm quite certain I can get it reasonably close at Lowes.

I love, love, love this playroom. 
And am even considering painting our Target bookcases in this room blue like the storage in the Land of Nod room.

It looks so cute, and I think it will make that room feel more cozy.
I'm going to do some more of my favorite drop cloth curtains in that room.

Get your brushes ready!