Sooooooooo... I decided to paint my bedroom blue...
OF COURSE ... it didn't go down easy
oh no no no
I obsessed over the color, bought an insane amount of samples
after Mr. Fractured had painted half the bedroom the chosen color, I decided i hated the color
I then asked him to paint it another color... which i was so sure would work since i'd loved it in other bedrooms
after he had painted half the bedroom the NEW color...
I decided i hated THAT color too
At this point i decided i would call my friend for help
and told her it was
A ROOM PAINTING COLOR EMERGENCY!!!
So she came by and said the first color was just fine, and to paint two coats
and she was right!
Soooo then i decided i better be very very very nice and sweet to Mr. Fractured - which i was - and then when he was feeling very manly and magnanimous i asked him if he would repaint everything the first color again
Which he did...
he was really sweet about it all
i guess he already knows i'm insane and has embraced the horror... ...smile...
and I actually really love it!
I resisted blue for years
some of my reasons were.....
everyone does blue bedrooms, ,... blue is boring, it'll look too blue... i'll get tired of blue... i really like blush pinks... i really like dark walls...all the blues looked too cold
Boy was i wrong!
It's so peaceful, and clean, and quieting...
I am actually shocked at how much i like it
I'm not all the way finished fluffing it up, i want some prettier decorative pillows
apparently pillows in soft blues are impossible to find even though i've seen them everywhere i've been for the last 10 years up until now when i want some ...
Here are a few pics of the color
it is by Sherwin Williams
and it is called "Sea Salt"
and believe me it is a chameleon !
it changes so much with the light it's not even funny
here is a pic with the room almost empty
God it felt good to get all the "stuff" out of the space and have the emptiness
even in the different photos you can see what a chameleon this color is
plus, blue looks really pretty with baskets, and i love baskets
"Sea Salt" is a combination blue/gray/green
very very soft
and seems to be gray enough to go with lots of other colors
i want to get an armload of dried gray/green hydrangeas kinda like these to add to a big basket in the room
wouldn't that be pretty?!
AND... guess what inspired me to paint the walls???
We pulled up our carpet and had plywood floors cut up on put down !
white washed with good old Annie Sloan chalk paint !
Isn't that cool!
I hired someone to do it - and asked him to cut the planks 6 inches wide -
so he drove up with a whole truckload of planks about 4 inches wide...
uhhhhhhh... what was i gonna do, tell him to take them back... ?!
no freakin way
I had taken some days off work, they were ready to get to it, the planks were cut... the bedroom was cleared out
so i just let it go
this size would have to be fine!
They tore up the gucky old carpet
pulled up those nail strips and staples
glued and nailed down the floors
it took about a day and a half
the carpenter's total cost was around $375.00 for all supplies and materials
Soooo, if you want to do it yourself - that's about what it would cost!
I white washed them with a mix of Annie Sloan paint, some water... and rolled the paint on with a roller
I then sealed them with some acrylic polyeurathane called
boy did the wood suck that stuff up!
It all dried really fast, the 'Annie Sloan' and the 'Stay Clear'
and then they were done!
I love them! The whole room smells like fresh cut wood... and the floor feels so solid, the colors are all soft, and i got rid of alot of clutter...
Mr. Fractured even cleaned off his desk, which, oh yeah... he let me paint Annie Sloan "old white" with a little wash of "country gray" ..
the room smells fresh and clean, and feels calming,
..more meditative ..
even the light is different in here now
it feels pretty darn nice to have most of the work done and a peaceful uncluttered bedroom to come home to