Now that the details are out about our adoption, we’ve made some really exciting progress on the room! I have had the best time envisioning this space and slowly picking out the pieces that will go in it.
This used to be our guest room/workout space, but the bed and the elliptical have since been shifted to other parts of the house. The first decision that had to be made was what color paint we wanted on the walls. It takes me foreverrr to pick out a color, so I stopped at a local hardware store to grab a few samples and try them out. I’ve never really been a fan of many of the kid themes in the big baby stores, so I wanted to do something a little more modern and different. Since we don’t know if we will be adopting a boy or a girl, it has to be gender neutral. I picked out Benjamin Moore’s Hidden Falls, Louisville Green, and November Rain. I swatched all three on the walls and…nothin’. Didn’t like any of them. Here are all the ‘befores’ of the room:
That swatch on the wall is Hidden Falls. It’s so pretty, but it’s definitely more suited for a larger area. I knew Hidden Falls was really dark, and I always anticipated it to be an accent on one wall only but that color was so dark in the room! We only have one window in there, so that dark of a color was an immediate no go. Louisville Green was too historic looking (but definitely a beautiful color) and November Rain just fell flat to me. I’m sure they’re all beautiful in the right space, but none of them worked for us. On to the next batch!
This cubby area will be used as the area for our changing table. I have a few things planned for this space!
I started looking at greys, because I decided on a grey, navy, and gold color palette. I had a great idea for the accent wall (more on that later!) so I wanted the rest of the walls grey. I went to Sherwin Williams, looked at a few pamphlets and decided to try On The Rocks. When I got home and swatched it, we both loved it. I went back the next day and got the supplies and we got started.
You all know my feels on our walls in our house…they’ve got one coat of paint (which is probably just primer) that was sprayed on and then the painters called it good. I loathe this paint. It sucks up all of the first coat and looks like a streaky nightmare. The worst part about this room was painting the ceiling, which we used Sherwin Williams ceiling white for. After three coats, a grumpy husband and lots of swear words about how it STILL wasn’t blended, Joey tried a different technique and we finally got a nice coat on the ceiling. Ok, now let’s start the walls! Luckily, the walls only needed two coats, praise and hallelluyer. I have never been so thankful that we had already painted all of the trim upstairs in the house. So we were done! Here’s the room after:
So much better! Now the fun part starts, adding personal touches and decor! I’ll tell you all about it soon.