Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guest Room Sneak Peak...

Yesterday I started painting the downstairs guest room that I have been orchestrating for a while now. Here it is when we looked at the house, one of three office spaces in the house - the people that lived here must have worked way too much.

I posted my inspiration pics earlier here. The room has some really pretty crown - but it is that yuck orange wood that the whole house is trimmed in. The color of the wood is really an additional color in the room - only once the orange is painted over you can see what the wall color is.

In this small room I have 3 doors to paint, 2 windows (which partly will have to wait until spring), crown moulding and baseboards. I will do one maybe two coats of primer, then at least 1-2 coats of paint. While my MIL and FIL were here building and painting our built-ins they said they discovered a miracle primer that was outdoing my Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer 2 to 1. I hope she's right! I'm not that excited about it 1 coat in, but we shall see.

Then on to the walls, I solicited much advice and looked at many blogs to get a good suggestion for gray. My two finalists were SW Amazing Gray and BM Silver Fox:

 SW7044 Amazing Gray    

Amazing Gray                                   Silver Fox

I thought I was going with Silver Fox, but when I took everything out of the room and started painting out the trim, it looked a little dark - so I will paint a bigger swatch tomorrow and see how I feel.

Here is my pillow sneak peek:

If I can get all the trimming done, maybe I can get some help with the walls this weekend. My roller seems to be more willing to help if he doesn't have to trim. Wish us luck!


  1. Liz, I love your color pallet, it's going to be beautiful. Dean and I just finished painting our movie room and I'm sooo sick of painting trim! Like Ryan, Dean will help with rolling and that's it!

  2. Love the pillows! Yellow and gray look so pretty together! I know it will all look great when you are done! Good luck painting. Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!

  3. Great colors. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

  4. I honestly don't know how you manage to paint all the trim wihtout going crazy!!!

  5. Hi Liz, I'm enjoying reading through your blog and seeing all of the updates you have made! Wow, you all have been working! Thanks for your visit, and your nice comment.
    Cheers, Andrea

  6. Hi,
    My husband and I are painting out bedroom gray this evening. What a chore! Picking out the perfect gray was a tough one:) By the way, I love your blog title. My hometown of Louisville is called "the Ville." Anyways, I hope you get to make one of my heart shirts before Monday. It'll will be just perfect for the day!


  7. I'm lovin' your color choices. Can't wait to see the finished result.