Oh, how I love a good accent wall!
That’s our downstairs bedroom, sporting Pittsburgh Paint’s Volcanic Ash.
We both LOVE it!
usually always the case,
I went through a lot of choices before finally choosing the dark gray.
I valiantly tried to persuade myself to go with Benjamin Moore’s Hale navy . . .
. . . but for some reason, I just couldn’t pull the trigger!
I was very tempted
by Southern Living magazine’s painted gingham wall tutorial:
OMiGosh — how charming is that?
Saner heads finally prevailed when I realized the following:
1. This happiness would involve way too much MATH.
2. It would require G.O.’s assistance.
3. It would probably last a day or 2 or 3 or 4.
What to do?
Well, they make some pretty groovy buffalo check wallpaper:
I even lugged the insanely heavy wallpaper book home for a look-see!
However, in the end, I feared it might be too ‘granny’ (God forbid!)
Besides, wallpaper is crazy expensive,
+ I’ve only got a bazillion other things I need to buy!
Dark gray paint, it is!
My plans for this room include some blue to go with all the gray,
so we painted the ceiling the palest of pale blues:
Everything else will be simple + white
so that the gray wall will be ‘the star’ of the room.
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Next up, my fun gets even funner,
as it’s time — at long last — to be choosing the pretty stuff!
Say hello to these affordable cuties from Target:
I like a few favorite rugs from Wayfair.com, but I’ll share those later.