Ah progress. Last week the goal was to paint the room that will (hopefully) soon be my library/dining room. It’s a fairly large room, and I have wanted to add built-in bookshelves since I moved in two years ago. In January, I talked about the trouble I was having making up my mind about what color to paint. Previously the room was a really nice adobe color, but I felt anything in the room competed with the color when I want exactly the opposite to happen. Let me show you:
See? The red in the wood floors and the red in the walls even compete, and that’s with no furniture and nothing on the walls. Plus, the baseboards were painted matte and didn’t cover the knotholes in the wood, so they always looked dirty to me.
After much work and a couple (minor) injuries, here’s where the room stands today:
See how much more palatable the walls are against the floor and the furniture?Â (…at least the furniture I’ve put back in.) I am really pleased with how the color turned out. I used Valspar Cobalt Cannon matte on the walls, and I love love love it. Valspar paint has really impressed me. I could have gone with one coat but decided to go ahead with two. The baseboards I hit with Behr Ultra White hi gloss. The photos are pretty true to the color. I’d describe it as a slate. It’s not really navy. To me, they look like gallery walls, and I can’t wait to gather my frames and get something up there.
In between painting, cutting in, and nursing an injured foot, it’s been a busy week, but I still managed to read some really great books, and I’ll be working on reviews most of the afternoon.
Thanks for indulging me with my before and middle pictures. The after ones will hopefully come in the next month!
What have you been up to this week?
jenn aka the picky girl