Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Around the House

After a million snow days (I may have a flair for drama), my mom was finally able to come over this weekend. Both she and Iris have been my personal color gurus with regards to what color to paint my bedroom. After the equivalent cost of a gallon of paint and five "samples" later, we finally decided on Valspar Eucalyptus Leaf. (The Comfort Gray that I previously had thought was "the one" ended up being too baby blue on my walls. Sigh.)

Here is the color from the Valspar site. Here is the color (sort of -- this is with a flash and you know I am a horrible picture taker) on my wall. (This is to be a sneak peek, if you will. Our mattress is still awaiting the much discussed bed frame. And I still need side tables. And I am sure I need a lot of other things. But this serves the purpose.)


I have to say, the color in the room is a shade of grey/green/blue, but I am always shocked at how different the sample is from the color once it is finally painted on your wall. I do LOVE the color.
We ended up getting the paint at Ace Hardware because they have a No VOC paint that is still No VOC when you add color, which most stores do not have. It is expensive and would be totally worth it....if you also knew to buy the No VOC primer. I thought this was obvious to the person selling us the primer, but apparently not. So after spending twice as much money on the paint so that it wouldn't smell, I ended up with primer that had the paint odor, which completely defeated the purpose. Anyway, I am going to move on and let it go.
Also this weekend, I got a new shower curtain for our guest shower that has set for 9 months unused. I got it at Walmart and thought it was really cute. Their BHG and HomeTrends line have some fun patterns.
In person it is a little less white and more ivory. (Again, sorry for the picture quality.)

So that is what I have been up to. Let me know what you guys think!

11 comments:

Aja said...

Love the color!!! Great choice and I can't wait to see it in person!

Katie said...

I LOVE the color! I too, am loving the BHG line at Walmart. I just bought myself some pots and pans and I love them! Can't wait to see the whole room...complete!

Smile Steady said...

I'm excited to see it once all is said and done! So far so good...

happy_wife said...

LOVE it and can't wait to see it in person!! The shower curtain is super cute too! You are making me want to paint something....hmmmm.....what can I paint??

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

LOVE the color and the shower curtain! So nice of your mom to help you paint...my mom hates to paint and runs when I mention it! lol!

Anonymous said...

Everything is looking great, Katie, as I knew it would!! My friend bought a comforter at WalMart and had the shams monogrammed, and it looks like three or four times the price she paid for it!!
Love, Aunt Angie

subfertilefrugalista said...

Love love love it all! I can't wait to see everything, the sneak peek is perfection. And I had no idea about this BHG line at Walmart! Holy buckets!! I avoid that place like the plague but I might have to make a trip to check it out.

Hope you're having fun, it seems like it's coming together really well.

Sarah said...

LOVE the color...and that lamp is darling!!!

Lauren said...

LOVE it!!!!! :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love the pattern on the shower curtain!

Kitty said...

I love the lamp next to your bed! Where did you get it? So cute. Oh and I really like the color you chose for the walls :)

 
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