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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Painting the accent wall

The accent paint for the back wall in my bedroom that I chose, was this paint from Martha Stewart Living.
River Mist was the color that looked the best with the wall color that I already had and it looked great with the carpet and the wood that I have in the room.

I didn't realize that on the back of the chip was some colors that go well with this paint and even suggestions for the ceiling and accent walls. After I had finished painting I saw this on the back and had to smile because the accent was very close to my carpet color! Yeah, I knew it looked good!

While I was at Home Depot waiting for the paint to be mixed I was looking around and saw this sign above the paint counter that said, " If our associate fails to suggest some paint accessories to go with your paint, you will get this free $25 paint kit to go with your paint."  I thought, hm mm, I wonder if he will ask me?  When he finished mixing the paint he handed me a couple of wooden sticks to stir my paint.  I told him thanks and turned to walk away when I remembered the sign, and asked, "Does this mean I get a free Paint Kit with this paint."  The look on his face kind of made me feel bad because he immediately replied, "Oh, man, I forgot to ask you, and in the next breath said,"I'm going to lose my job!"  He then quickly replied, "not really" but it wasn't probably a good thing that he had to get his manager to get the paint kit and put the sticker on the kit that said that it was free.
But I did get the rollers, tray, paintbrush and everything else for free!!!

I hurried home and was ready to  paint!  I did get interrupted several times that night but by 10:00 pm I had it finished!  I started taping everything off, but then decided it was just easier to use my angled brush to cut in the ceiling, corners, base board and windows. I then rolled the rest and it went very fast from there.

I loved it when I was finished. The blue really makes those Anthro mirrors pop!

It brings out the blue accent in the pillows.

The blue and pale cream yellow look great together.

I even got motivated and cleaned all of the old magazines out from under my bed. (I should have taken a picture before, there was a bunch under there!)

Even the lemon trees on the side tables looked better.

Here is a picture with a flash, it is hard to see in the day when all of the sun is shining through the windows.

I changed the arrangement of my chairs because the TV is on the one side of the room so I made a little seating arrangement to watch TV and then had to put my old suitcases on the other side to balance the room a little.

I moved this into the room and it just fit in the little alcove.

Here is the two paint colors side by side.

Aaaaah, it really pulls everything all together.

Here is the seating arrangement in for TV viewing.
If you want to add a little pop to a room, try and accent color on one wall.  It doesn't take you as long as painting the whole room and besides, if you don't like it, you can just paint it again.  That's what I love about painting, just a can of paint really makes a difference in a room!


Shawn said...

Beautiful, the perfect color to compliment the rest of your room.

Rachel said...

I love that color. It looks so pretty with the frames and makes things so bright. love it!

Unknown said...

Love it! Makes me want to get going on my bedroom.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love the blue!!! And the anthro mirrors are gorgeous!

WobiSobi said...

Love that color!! absolutely Beautiful!!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

I really like your vintage suitcases! And the color is beautiful!

Unknown said...

The color is fabulous. How did you like Martha's paint? I have never used it and it is now available at Home Depot.

Unknown said...

Love the blue! Perfect for that room!

I'm repainting too. I saw the same sign @ Home Depot and hoped they wouldn't offer me accessories . . . but they did. I'm so glad you got yours for free!

Mandy said...

I love the color and I LOVE your bedding. Can I ask where you got it? I would buy it today. L.O.V.E it!!!! If you could email me and let me know, I would love you forever.

Delightful Order said...

I love that color too! I'm inviting you to visit my site & enter to win a Starbucks Gift Card.

Staci @ Life's Sweeter with Chocolate said...

Oh my goodness do you have lemon trees growing in your room???? That is so stinkn cute!!! I do not have much of a green thumb and know nothing about planting lemons - but I LOVE that!!! I'm looking around right now trying to figure out where my very own lemon tree could go!!

Amanda said...

Love the room! So great. And I really think the stacked suitcases are fantastic. Sorry if I didn't follow any blog hop rules :) But come link up at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions.

Farah said...

Hello Donene...
Thanks for hosting...
Room looks great.. its one of my favourite colour and your cabinet look so adorable...
Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed

AllieMakes! said...

LOVE the color you chose! It is so perfect for the room!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your bedroom has come together so nicely. Great paint color, Donene! The Yankee painted our living room about five years ago, and now I'm ready for a redo. Wonder if I can talk him into it? I hate to paint.

Thanks for linking to the party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Jen said...

I love that color - but I really love your bedroom! I have put off doing mine, because I am afraid I won't like it - but I think that I am going to take a few ideas from you! ;)

thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday.


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